Hockey India celebrates Olympic Day 2021 by bringing the hockey community together, Sports News
Hockey India celebrated the 73rd Olympic Day on Wednesday with its member units showcasing Olympic values among young children, players, coaches and administrative staff, participating in various activities while adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines prescribed by the Ministry of the Interior. Hockey India member units will conduct activities and continue Olympic Day celebrations throughout the week of June 21, 2021.
The theme of this year’s Olympic Day celebrations is the Year of Youth and with that in mind Hockey India member units have marked this special Olympic Day in the year of the Olympic Games with activities that spread the message of fair play and unity through hockey focused on activities such as quizzes, drawing contests and essay contests on Olympic Day and Olympic values, as well as raising awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, to stay indoors and to stay in shape.
Through the activities carried out on the occasion of Olympic Day, Hockey India’s ambition was to strengthen the bond that children, youth and adults have with sport, and through these activities, it brought together people from different backgrounds, different age groups, without any gender. and physical prejudice, to provide an opportunity to recall their favorite Olympic moments and promote Olympic values.
Olympic Day was first introduced in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on June 23, 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris. The aim was to promote participation in sport across the world, regardless of age, gender or athletic ability. On the occasion of the 73rd Olympic Day, Hockey India, through various activities, supported the International Olympic Committee campaign and the #StrongerTogether themes as we move closer to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
The hockey community across the country has come together to send their celebrations to Hockey India in the form of photos and videos. Among the many such activities organized by the different member units, Assam Hockey celebrated the day by hosting a morning jogging session and arts and crafts program with their members, while Chhattisgarh Hockey and Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Center hosted essay writing competitions with a webinar on India’s hopes for the Tokyo Olympics.
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Goans Hockey showed off their hockey skills and fitness, while Hockey Punjab, Hockey Rajasthan, ITBP Central Hockey Team, Dhyan Chand Hockey Academy, and Hockey Uttarakhand held drawing contests, wellness videos, and hockey videos. ‘hockey drills to commemorate the celebrations. In addition to running drawing, quiz and essay writing contests, Telangana Hockey also congratulated national coaches and players, while Hockey Andhra Pradesh organized a special Olympic race and provided financial support to members of the families who lost their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic. .
Hockey Jammu and Kashmir, marked a five kilometer run where hockey players from Shaheed Bhagat Singh Hockey Club competed, keeping all Covid SOPs in mind during the event, meanwhile, Tripura Hockey donated essential food items to a retirement home in Agartala as part of their celebrations of this very special Olympic Day.
Nothing could deter Olympian Vivek Singh Hockey Academy from celebrating Olympic Day amid heavy rains in Varanasi, as the enthusiastic children helped set the stage for a friendly match, meanwhile Mata Sahib Kaur Hockey Academy Jarkhar – Ludhiana hosted a special Olympic Day program with its members at Jarkhar Stadium.
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The HIM Academy celebrated Olympic Day by hosting a yoga session with its members, while the Mumbai Schools Sports Association hosted various arts activities and collected home workout videos. Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy celebrated Olympic Day by organizing various artistic competitions among more than 500 athletes. Manipur Hockey hosted a special Olympic Day celebration session which included cake cutting sessions and a weeklong fitness challenge was also held.
Hockey Mizoram closed the day with celebrations by presenting a video with best wishes to all its members on the occasion of Olympic Day and in particular for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Speaking on the occasion, Gyanendro Ningombam, President of Hockey India said: “It is always fantastic to see the way the member units of Hockey India come together and celebrate Olympic Day with several exciting activities every year. Olympic Day is a day when we should celebrate the power of sport and member units through activities such as jogging sessions and arts and crafts programs to ensure that all adults and children enjoy the Olympic Day in the best possible way. We are living in unprecedented times right now, and it was also wonderful to know that all activities were conducted with social distancing precautions in mind. On behalf of Hockey India, I extend my sincere greetings to the member units of Hockey India for carrying out such brilliant activities on this Olympic Day.
Hockey India member units that hosted Olympic Day events on Wednesday 23 June 2021:
1. Hockey Assam
2. Chhattisgarh Hockey
3. Goans Hockey
4. Hockey Punjab
5. Hockey Rajasthan
6. Hockey Telangana
7. Hockey Andhra Pradesh
8. Hockey Jammu and Kashmir
9. Tripura Hockey
10. Hockey Uttarakhand
11. ITBP Central Hockey Team
12. Olympian Vivek Singh Hockey Academy
13. Mata Sahib Kaur Hockey Academy Jarkhar – Ludhiana
14. Dhyan Chand Hockey Academy
15. Odisha Naval Tata High Performance Hockey Center
16. HIM Academy
17. Mumbai Schools Sports Association
18. Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy
19. Hockey Manipur
20. Hockey Mizoram