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Booming Anil, as he joins prestigious Naval Tata Hockey Academy in Bhubaneswar

OTHL players knock the doors of top Sports Academies including Naval Tata High Performance Centre


Our kids are making inroads. They have successfully opened the doors for themselves in the Nation's top sports academies. Four OTHL find girl-players and a boy have successfully got selected for various Academies and thus made a big step, rather breakthrough, in their sporting career.  Giving them a hope at young age is our cherished dream, and it has come true with respect to these four kids. 

While three girls - Kajal, Isha Kumari and Arti -- have joined Sports Training Centre (STC) based in Hyderabad, Anil of Govt School, Sultanpur, enetered an elite insitution: Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre, Bhubaneswar.  Meanwhile defnder Neha Srivasta, all of 16 years, got selected for Hisar based STC.  

These selected players will have best of triaining with boarding and lodging for three years. Their stay, comfort and elite level training are there for their asking. 

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KDHPS helped us to organize special camps for our elite players, Anil was one of the beneficiaries

Odisha Naval Tata High Performance Centre is the best hockey academy in India, being run by globally acclaimed Tata Trusts. The Academy is construed as gateway to age group Indian teams. Happy to announce that one of our finds and bright prospects, Anil (Govt School, Sultanpur), got selected for the prestigious institution. He came out strongly in a tough selection process.  Its worthwhile to highlight the fact Anil has been one of the five beneficiaries of our sub-plan KDHPS (Krishna Dutt High Performance Scholarship), mooted and financed by our volunteer Surjo Dutt, his family members and friends. This is the first and firm result of innovative KDHPS.  Congrats Anil. Wish you to don Indian jersey shortly.

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isha Kumari (l) and Arti wearing Sports Authority of India jersey at Hyderabad STC

Goalkeeper Arti, just 12 years old, Isha Kumari, 14 years and Kajal 15 are the triumvirate who emerged successful in the selection trials at Hyderabad conducted by the Sports Authority of India. All these three players are from Government Co-Ed) Sarvodaya Vidyala, Shahpurjat, New Delhi. This school had no history of hockey, but we introduced it three years ago, and are now reaping the benefits. 

The same school's Neha Srivastava made another splash. He has been selected for STC in Hissar, Haryana. Just given exam for 10th standard, the shyful yet powerful midfielder has always been part of Delhi teams, and fittingly won GOLD at the Delhi Stat Hockey Championship last year. 

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Neha Devi is State gold medallist

What these Academies and STCs provide to its trainees

1. Free high-quality lodging including AC rooms 

2. Nutrional food all through the year

3. Stay in the proximity of stadium which helps them avoid in-city travels

4. High intensity fitness training with experts onboard

5. Opportunity to play in many domestic tournaments

6. For STC inmates participation in the Inter-SAI tournaments and Khelo India League

7. Falicitation of studies, getting them joined in reputed schools /colleges nearby so that they can study and also participate in events organized by the School Games Federation of India and All India Univeristy 

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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Hockey Citizen Group,
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New Delhi-110017