Nehru Hockey increases prize money and looking for broadcasters

With the aim of increasing the popularity of hockey Jawaharlal Nehru Hockey Tournament Society has purposed to induct ESPN/STAR Sports and other Sports Channels to live telecast the Finals/Semi finals of all age group tournaments for 2011-12. Your suggestions or any help are welcome to make contacts with above said T.V channels offices/CEO’s. For details please contact to Kukko Walia (+919811175233 or email kukoowalia[at], Secretary, Jawaharlal Nehru Hockey Tournament Society.

MYAS Ajay Maken, Arun Subhash Chandra Yadav and Gagan Narang (Ace Shooter, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee) presenting the Cheque of 5.61 lacs on to Mrs Santhi Marry Peter, wife of triple Olympian Late sh. VJ peter, on behalf on Jawaharlal Nehru Hockey Tournament Society

Jawaharlal Nehru Hockey Tournament Society has also decided to increase the prize money from Rupees 3.50 to 6.00 lacs for the 48th Senior Nehru Hockey Tournament starting from 14th Nov 2011 at Shivaji Stadium New Delhi. Kukoo Walia (Secretary of the Society) believes that if Hockey has to develop we must give incentive and put more money in our national game “Hockey”.

Tributes to Hockey Legend Dhyan Chand

Major Dhyan Chand, born on August 29, 1905, the world’s greatest field hockey player of all time. His birthday is celebrated as India’s National Sports Day. On this occasion National Sports Awards are given away by the president of India. But the greatest sportsperson of India has not been given his due respect. Media will create a lot fuss about #7’s birthday or a bike ride, but did somebody write about the legend? Does he not deserve this much or we dont care about our heroes? I dont mind following the news about current sports legends, but we would be happier if we could see some news piece about dadda who brought 3 Gold Medals in Olympics (1928,  1932 and 1936) to India. I cant do justice by writing about him, but I can definitely request to remember the legend and pay tributes to the only HOCKEY KA JADUGAR (Hockey Wizard).

Major Dhyanchand Statue at MDC National Stadium, New Delhi

Major Dhyan Chand Statue at MDC National Stadium, New Delhi

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Nehru Hockey Tournament Society to Help Late Olympian VJ Peter’s Family

Delhi based Jawarhalal Nehru Hockey Tournament Society to present needy Mrs Shanti Mary, wife of late VJ Peter, Rs. 2 lac on National Sports Day. He was an extra-ordinary hockey player. He won a a silver, gold and bronze for India in three Olympics 1960, 1964 and 1968 respectively. Services player in domestic hockey, Peter, was awarded an Arjuna in 1967. The Nehru Hockey Tournament society will organize an exhibition match on August 29 (Sports Day) in his memory.

We can also join the cause, how? Just go to any SBI branch and deposit your contribution into the Nehru Hockey’s SBI Account, details are as given below:
Account Holder Name:
Jawarhalal Nehru Hockey Tournament Society
Account Number:
10038196347, Type: Savings
Connaught Circus Branch New Delhi

And then e-mail/message the details of the transaction to Nehru Hockey and the list of contributors can be found at Nehru Hockey’s Website
Nehru Hockey Tournament Society

Nehru Hockey Tournament Society logo

To join the efforts of Nehru Hockey Tournament Society, Dronacharya Awardee Hockey Coach A K Bansal appeals:Dear all every day we r talking about the standard of hockey-going down or up, but in this race we r forgeting our real time heroes like late V.J.Peter, tripal Olympion and winner of atleast a medal in all three (one gold,one silver, & one bronze), now its a sad story that the late peter’s family is strugling to meet both ends offcourse JL Nehru Hockey Society took a great step and decided to hand over a cheque of Rs. 2.0 Lacs for his family on 29th Aug’11. but friends question is why Nehru society alone- can’t we all help to that great family ? every day we spent hundreds of rupees for useless talk over mobile phone, burning liters of petrol in our car/ two wheeler. frds we also want to help the needy family, could u pls join us ? Continue reading →