Hockey NGO wins Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar
Q. One Thousand Hockey Legs has been given which award by President Pranab Mukherjee?- Published on 15 Sep 16
a. Rashtrya Khel Puraskar
b. Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar
c. Rashtriya Protsahan Puraskar
d. None of the above
ANSWER: Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar
One Thousand Hockey Legs, an NGO which seeks to introduce the game of hockey to school kids in India, was given the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar by President Pranab Mukherjee.
- It is a volunteer based organisation, which welcomes volunteers and coaches to contribute to hockey and children’s development through this platform.
- Operating in the following Indian cities: Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Puducherry and Kanpur. the NGO trains students in 90 schools and provides free hockey kits, coaching and other facilities for the kids to excel in the sport.
- The NGO’s flagship project One Thousand hockey legs which seeks to introduce the game of hockey to at least 500 school kids every year, especially in schools where low profile and poor kids study came into limelight recently.
- When India failed to qualify for Olympics in 2008, IIT Bombay alumnus and sports writer, Mr. K. Arumugam started the NGO in 2008 after giving up his government job.