Three living legends of hockey Olympic gold medalist -- Harbinder Singh, World Cup goldie HJS Chimni and Moscow Olympic gold medalist MK Kaushik -- together unveiled city based NGO One Thousand Hockey Legs' Mascot, named Chhota Cheetah OTHL Cheetah in a simple but impressive function on Wednesday at the historic Major Dhyan Chand Stadium.
The mascot symbolizes energy, vigour and of course teen's mischief in eyes will henceforth mark the identity of the globally acclaimed One Thousand Hockey Legs (OTHL). The OTHL is working at grassroot to improve the lot of Indian hockey since inception in 2008.
About 300 pieces of the mascot were distributed to the start up kids to motivate them to the sport of hockey
"Am happy to see hundreds of kids taking up hockey, and hail the organizers for this. To have a Mascot, that too a kind that would entice kids, is wonderful. It will go a long way in creating hockey culture in schools", said triple Olympian Harbinder Singh. His brother, Brig. Har Jeet Singh Chimni, who won gold at Kualumpur World Cup, and 1980 Moscow Olympic gold medalist MK Kaushik too joined senior colleague Harbinder in joining the sea of kids to motivate them towards hockey sport.
The NGO organized its annual Sporting Year End Program at the MDCNS. Starting 20th Dec, daily 8-10 matches were held for different category of teams, viz SubJr, Jr and Seniors. Over all 242 matches were held. The finals were held on 15th Jan, on the same day the Mascot was released.
The Winners of OTHL YEAR END Competition Season are as follows:
2nd Living Legends Cup
PRESENTED BY : Mr. YS Negi, Principal
WINNER : Dilip Dynamos
RUNNERS UP : Ajit Pal Arrows
Skills Cup for U-13 boys
PRESENTED BY : Parents / Guardians
WINNERS : GBSSS, Janakpuri - 2
RUNNERS UP : Govt. Co-ed SBV, Shahpurjat
Open Series Srs & Jrs
PRESENTED BY : Shri Uma Shankar Sharma
WINNERS : OTHL
RUNNERS UP : OTHL -1
Jr OTHL Cup 2019
PRESENTED BY : Brig. HJS Chimni, World Cup Gold medalist
JR OTHL CUP WINNERS : GBSSS, Ghitorni
JR OTHL CUP RUNNERS UP : GBSSS, Janakpuri - 1
JR OTHL CUP BRONZE : SBV, Ashok Vihar
Sr OTHL Cup 2019
PRESENTED BY : Mr. Harbinder Singh, Olympic Gold Medalist
SR OTHL CUP WINNERS : GBSSS, Begumpur
SR OTHL CUP RUNNERS UP : Anglo-Arabic Sr. Sec. School, Ajmeri Gate
SR OTHL CUP BRONZE : GBSSS, Ghitorni
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.