MUMBAI, JANUARY 25, 2011: Hockey seems to be losing the glory it once enjoyed in India. To promote the cause of Hockey, Abhi foundation in collaboration with Shelter Don Bosco organized a flood lit rink-hockey tournament at VJTI from January 21 to January 23. Teams from various colleges were invited to participate.
Shelter Don Bosco also took part in the tournament in two different teams; though they were not able to qualify for the second round the boys gave their best with lot of enthusiasm and grit. Being the organizers, the Shelter Boys looked after the logistics and organization of the event. Thus the boys did learn a lot of event management skills. The boys also entertained the players and the spectators through their dances and cheering throughout the tournament. This meant a lot of hard work and which earned them a many accolades.
The celebration began on the final day when a host of stars and celebrities descended on the rink amidst a lot of fanfare, dances by professionals and fire works. Mr. Negi the president of Abhi foundation brought in celebrities like Sunil Shetty, Raza Murad, Dhanraj Pillay, Vinod Kambli, Komal Choutalla, Sunil Pal and Jai. All these celebrities from Bollywood and sports were present to show their solidarity in promoting Hockey in Mumbai
There was an exhibition match between the former men international and former women international. The final match in men’s section was played between Rizvi and Khalsa, which was won by Rizvi. In the women’s the final was played between Khalsa and M.M.K, which was won by M.M.K College.
The event was successful because of the hard work of Shelter boys and meticulous and careful planning of Mr. Mir Nirajan Negi.
‘CHAK DE INDIA’ ‘CHAK DE HOCEY’