Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Rejuvenate hockey on the lines of cricket

Inspired from the success of promotional film on the national game of Hockey, Chak De India, Delhi-based Chhatrapati Shivaji Samaj Kalyan & Shiksha Prachar Samiti (CSSKSPS) has taken it as a challenge and will try to make this game more popular in all possible ways.

Shri Jaibhagwan Goyal, founder of CSSKSPS has said that hockey is our national game and has not been receiving a proper treatment like Cricket whereas hockey is no less important than cricket. This game is lagging behind perhaps because of paucity of funds. Authorities should not give this game a step-motherly treatment.

Mr Goyal urged the Government to extend all possible funds and help for promoting Hockey on equal footing like Cricket. After the release of Chak De India, the youth have developed a penchant for hockey also and have understood the importance in the sports world scenario.

Moreover, the players of cricket get maximum coverage, popularity and financial gains, the hockey players are always seen in the oblivion and very few people remember their names unlike cricket where even a child knows who Sachin Tendulkar is. There is fervent need to popular this game and prepare more and more players for this game, Mr Goyal added..

Recently, Mr Goyal organized a cultural programme to celebrate the birthdays of the founder of Azad Hind Fouz Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Shiv Sena Supreme Bala Sahib Thakre

On Rashtra Raksha Sankalpa Diwas, on January 30, and invited the hockey players to honour them on the occasion. Playback singer Sukhwinder Singh was also roped in to perform live in the capital for the promotion of Hockey.

Hockey players who were conferred with appreciation certificates on the occasion included Shri Pramod Kumar (Vice Captainof Indian Junior Hockey Team), Shri A K Bansal (Chief Coach of Indian Junior Hockey Team), Shri Rajesh Chauhan and Devesh Chauhan (Former Players and Asst. Coach), Shri Ranjit Singh and Mandeep Antil (Players) and Dr M.P. Das (Physiotherapist of Indian Hockey Team).

CSSKSPS has been providing free school education, stitching courses for women and is also running old age homes for the benefit of the downtrodden and needy.


Source: http://www.indiaprwire.com/pressrelease/sports/200802047120.htm


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