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OTHL Founder: This is Nobel Prize for us


“This is Nobel Prize for us, hockey volunteers”, says K. Arumugam, the founder of uniquely titled Project ‘One Thousand Hockey Legs’ upon receiving Hockey India President’s Outstanding Achievement award for the Year 2014 in a glittering function last week end at the hands of none other than the HI President Dr. Narendra Dhruv Batra himself.
Hockey India celebrated its last year’s hockey activities with a high-end bang, ‘Hockey India Annual Awards’ function on Saturday, the 28th March with...

One Thousand Hockey Legs delivers a memorable Cairns event


A pioneering effort by the city based schools hockey NGO One Thousand Hockey Legs has recently delivered a new entity called Cairns Juniors Hockey Cup 2015 in New Delhi with many new features that may give the NGO new wings to fly sky high. Cairns India, a top gear Oil producing company based in India and abroad, entrusted Hockey Citizen Group, which runs a unique schools hockey promotion product One Thousand Hockey Legs, with organizing a school hockey tournament in the mid of January.

Dabang Mumbai interact with OTHL boys in Delhi


New Delhi, 31st January:Over 50 budding hockey stars from the NGO, One Thousand Hockey Legs, had lifetime experience of interacting with the star-studded, and the newest of HIL Franchises, Dabang Mumbai team today at Major Dhayan Chand Stadium in New Delhi as part of their well thought out grassroot training initiative.

About 50 kids, most of them from under-privilege background, got a chance to learn the nuances of top flight hockey from some of the best exponents of the game in ...

Emotional Goodbye to Begumpur OTHL School - Part 1


OTHL leaves the most successful school as it achieves all the target
Hockey Citizen Group was founded with an aim to create hockey culture in schools, inarguably the first step to promote any sport. Hockey Citizen Group (HCG), after a while with intense brainstorming among themselves, conceptualized a project which was named with the achievable target in its mind and also in its label itself: One Thousand Hockey Legs (OTHL).

One thousand is a target, pertaining to number of...

Emotional Goodbye to Begumpur OTHL School - Part 2


Then why on earth does the HCG give up the school?

Simply because, we have achieved all our targets in the school such as

***The school now has three teams:
====Senior team (11th and 12th class, Under-17)
====Junior team (8th to 10th class, Under-15)
====Sub-Junior team (6th and 7th class, Under-13)...

Emotional Goodbye to Begumpur OTHL School - Part 3


We haven’t just said goodbye to them. We assured the boys that we will continue to monitor the schools’ hockey team for another year or so. We will consider return, though a remote possibility, if any case the system we put in there shows any sign of stagnation.

We also identified SIX PLAYERS FOR MONTHLY SCHOLARSHIP FOR TWO YEARS to get them ready for college admission from two years now on.

This is our tribute to their hardwork and commitment.


Begumpur defeated in the DDA Inter-school Cup final


Formidable Begumpur defeated in the DDA Inter-school Hockey cup final
It was waiting to happen, and it did. First time ever since One Thousand Hockey Legs project was implemented in the capital city, the invincible Begumpur lions were tamed today in the revived DDA Inter-School Invitational Hockey Cup at the sprawling DDA Sri Fort Sports Complex.

Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Begumpur – which forms bulk of any combined OTHL Team – smashed the fighting GBSSS K...

Begumpur retains OTHL Delhi Cup


Gifted boys of Begumpur school lifted again the One Thousand Hockey Legs Delhi Cup, sweating a lot in the process.

Their challenger Saket Hr. Sec. School did really put up a good show, even leading by a lone goal till half time.

Kishore Arya, lurking around the circle area gently tapped in a deligent push by Rohit Varan to cancel out the lead, and then Brigopal Patra, who otherwise was playing in the back as a defender, made many intelligent moves that helped Begump...

Nehru Society invites OTHL for Under-15 Cup


Nehru Society invites OTHL for Under-15 Cup
There cannot be a sweeter and better news than this for those who work at grass root level -- and believe working at grassroot levels, say schools, is the only sureshot way of hockey's sustenance and success.

One Thousand hockey legs, an innovative and flagship program of Hockey Citizen Group, gets a boost of huge sort from one of the oldest hockey institutions in Asia.

Renowned Jawaharlal Nehru Hockey Tournament So...

Volunteers light up our Delhi Cup


Hockey Citizen group, founded by K. Arumugam, is a volunteer based, vibrant, not-for-profit-organization. The very idea of working at grassroot level was founded on the spirit of volunteerism.

The concept is simple.

One need not devote whole life to promote hockey. Your life and hockey can easily go hand in hand.

You need not even be a hardened hockey fan; only requirement is just love the sport, and then when time permits come and join this Hockey...

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.

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