In Indore, the cleanest city in the country, these days the state government headquarters of youth sports ‘Khelo India’ is shining, on the other hand, in the absence of a dedicated field for hockey, the new plant has been learning the tricks. of this game for a long time in a place like the sidewalk.
In Indore, the cleanest city in the country, these days the state government headquarters of youth sports ‘Khelo India’ is shining, on the other hand, in the absence of a dedicated field for hockey, the new plant has been learning the tricks. of this game for a long time in a place like the sidewalk. This is because the lonely land of a historic hockey club was purchased seven years ago to convert it into a waste disposal center and the state government’s plan to build a new hockey pitch elsewhere in the city has not come to fruition. materialized for years.
Former goalkeeper Mir Ranjan Negi, who rose to fame in Shah Rukh Khan’s leading man Chak De India (2007), broke into the national team playing for Prakash Hockey Club, established in 1940, in Indore. After retiring from the game, he teaches hockey tricks to the kids at the club, most of whom are from poor families. These days, Negi can be seen training new hockey shooters on a trail adjacent to the district jail wall in the Residence area of the city.
The 65-year-old hockey legend is deeply hurt by the replacement of the club’s hockey field in the Azad Nagar area with the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) waste transfer centre. Negi told ‘PTI-Bhasha’: “The competition for cleanliness is a good thing, but in this competition our ground was sacrificed.” Instead they gave us no other reason even though we are tired of begging all over the place.Two children’s teeth have also been broken.
He said: “The high voltage electricity line is passing right over this place. There is also a danger of children playing hockey on the trail adjacent to the road. Asked about children playing hockey on the trail, State Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare Yashodhara Raje Scindia said: ‘Don’t worry. We are doing a good hockey turf with a pavilion in the Bijalpur area. But what to do, the steps of the government are slightly different. Hang on a minute.
Scindia said he had carried out a departmental review a month or two ago to find out why the plan to make hockey turf in Bijalpur has not yet been put into action. According to the Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare, after the review, it has resolved the issues related to this scheme. Devkinandan Silavat, secretary of the Prakash Hockey Club, said the IMC took over the club’s pitch in 2016 and the local hockey community has received nothing but empty guarantees from the government, demanding an alternative pitch in return.
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