ONGC Hockey Players felicitation
In the autumn of 1905 a dream was born near Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. A dream which was to take the colonial India to the global map replacing prejudice with pride.
Dhyanchand … A dream personified is not only dreamt for himself but he taught the colonial oppressed nation to dream and to snatch pride through sheer passion and hard work.
Dhyanchand.. the wizard as he was nicknamed also created the huge space for the game of hockey displaying Beauty of therhythm passion for the score and sheer speed.But above all it is sheer teamsmanship strategies and leadership that is paramount. Hockey is not merely a game of 22 players, and winning or losing. It is the game of hope, aspirations and camaraderie.
The period of 1928 to 1956 was the golden era of Indian Hockey. When Indian dominated world hockey and produced some of the finest players the game has ever seen. Unmatched excellence and incomparable viscosity brought India a string of Olympic gold medals.
The junior hockey team has been striving hard to dominate the world of hockey. Since its beginning in 1979, the junior Hockey world cup has been dominated by Germany and since 2001 when India lifted the junior hockey world cup the team has been putting its blood, sweat and tears to dominate the world once again. Until now, it was standing room only at the Major Dhyanchand Hockey Stadium, for the Gold medal match with 17000 cheering fans, creating an electric atmosphere for what was a sparkling showcase of Junior International Hockey.
As a host country, the pressure on each and every team member was extremely high. Expectations rule supreme, and at the end of the gigantic battle our young Turks emerged victor. Man of the match Gurjan singh scored a sensational back hand strike from a tight angle in the 8th minute before Simranjeet Singh added a second 14 minutes later. Belgium scored an overtime penalty corner to Favris Van Vakrike and it was not enough to stop India from claiming their second junior world cup title.
The dream came true not only due to the hard work of the team members but also the passionate efforts of the coach Mr. Romeo James. His technical acumen and winning spirit was inculcated into each and every team member.
ONGC and BPCL are proud to be associated with this achievement of India and Indian Hockey. We strive to bring about excellence by tapping latent talent and promoting the game in which the country has potential for success and competitive advantage.
Gurjan Singh, Mandeep Singh, Simranjeet Singh, Nigamjeet Singh and Sumit are associated with ONGC. Harjeet Singh, Vikas Dahiya, Harmanpreet Singh and Varun Kumar from BPCL comprised of a hockey team Indian Junior which remain unbeaten in this tournament.
The match winning strips from the ONGC players Gurjan Singh, Simranjeet Singh and Mandeep Singh semi-final and the finals zeal the win to this Indian team. In the sparkling eyes of these junior heroes we again see the dream. The magic of the wizard Dhyanchand waiting for the moon to eliminate the ground So that he can play the whole night.
Lets hope this win and many many more such in the future dazzle the permament of Hockey.
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