Its a game changer for the 13-year old OTHL. India's leading Insurer Bajaj Allianz General Insurance with hockey mascot Rani as its face, will launch ‘#Care4Hockey’ campaign. OTHL will be the engine room of the campaign with its grassroot firmament and appeal. The thought behind this campaign is to elevate field Hockey’s recognition in our country and showcase how supporting a person to attain their goals can enable them to make a difference in the socie...
With the general situation improving, we have started our field activities in a full pledged way. Canvassing for new school enrolments, inducting new players and coaches, getting for them play ground etc are in full swing.
As we step out to field, we fondly recollect that we have run our program successfully for more than a decade. We did a lot, we beniitted many, faced challenges and made our own mark.
However, we need to redefine our path keeping the exer...
We are back from online classes to ground. Delhi government has recently announced the starting of schools with certain conditions and protocals. One salient features of the reopening is that grounds have been opened for sports and games.
The biggest beneficiary are our new teams we started last year but got stuck up midway due to second Covid wave. In particular, our girls hockey teams which we started in the east and westen parts of Delhi and other areas suffered setback i...
We had to stop all our hockey activities midway through March due to COVID-19 second wave. It was painful. We were worried -- still are -- how badly the emerging situation affect over all well being our stakeholder familys. We have recently published an article in the site covering our baseline survey. It showed inter alia the distance we have to cover to uplift these families to a decent living conditions.
The Pandemic made our task tougher and sterner. &nb...
We at the one thousand hockey legs started first ever Fund Raising Campaign in 2018. First step was to enlist one hundred of our supporters and request Rs.5000 or 10,000 as Annual Subscription from them.
We are happy that such renowed hockey personalities as Olympic Goldmedallist Harbinder Singh, World Cup gold medallist HJS Chimni, Olympic gold medalist Zafar Iqbal, Dronocharya award winning coaches Harendra Singh & Ajay Kumar Bansal, Arjuna awardee Viren Rasquinha and ...
There are occasions when the OTHL boys surprise themselves. Yes, unbelievable yet true, a testimony to our ground work, dedication and commitment. And how these menifest in our beneficiary boys.
Today, the Delhi State Sub-Junior Men's team left for Narwana in Haryana to take part in the 11th Hockey India National Championship. The Delhi State team have 18 players, out of which ELEVEN are our OTHL products!
They surprised themselves and us too....
As the new year dawns, we look forward it to be prosperous and gainful. At this time of writing, some activities of the Delhi schools have resumed. Classes started for 10th and 12 class students. Its a good sign that in the coming months, if not days, classes will start for sections too. As you all know, we start our work with 6th class boys and girls, that is our target age group for initiating our program is 11-year olds.
On this, I wish to bring four asp...
Past eight months have been taxing and worrisome for all of us in the OTHL Family. Our stakeholder kids are still going through many forms of difficulties arisen due to ongoing pademic. The are vulnerable due to their social set up and financial status, but the COVID-19 has further devasted their lives. We could extend our help to the suffering famiiles, but our resources were meagre and insufficient.
However, #sticktogether scheme of Olympian hockey ace Viren Rasquinha and h...
You would have expected Surjo Dutt to take guard at the crease, given that he attended Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Delhi, a nursery for cricketers, many of whom have gone on to bring honour to the country.
Or perhaps control the ball on the football pitch, considering his Bengali roots.
But closest to Dutt’s heart when it comes to sport is hockey and no surprise then that he wasted no time to become part of the effort of One Thousand Hockey Legs (OTHL) the moment he heard of the...
Bhavdeep Virdi is a management professional working for an investment bank in England and has an engineering background.
He also wields a hockey stick with passion and aplomb and seems to combine everything in an off-the-pitch effort to boost the game he loves.
In 2014 he learned about OTHL after countless searches on the internet to find a hockey organization that cares for children.
“It was just what I wanted. You have so many bodies connected to the sport but here w...
Developing sustained passion for Hockey by introduction of Hockey to pre and early teenaged children and simultaneously promoting playing sport as a culture and tradition, thereby contributing to develop a sports loving society.