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Hockey Hai Zindegi book on journey of Odisha’s tribal hockey players

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan unveiled a book ‘Hockey Hai Zindegi’ (amazing journey of Odisha’s tribal hockey players) authored by Satyendar Pal Singh at a programme organised by the National Yuva Cooperative Society (NYCS) in Bhubaneswar.

Elaborating the motivation behind writing the book exclusively on Odisha’s Tribal Hockey Players author Satyendar Pal Singh said Odia hockey players are very shy to talk about themselves. They feel why people will talk about us. But after Dillip Tirkey and Lazarus Barla the scenario of Odisha hockey changed, he said.

I have visited tribal belts of Odisha particularly place like Sundergarh and Rourkela for this book. Through this book, I have made an effort to bring those talents to the limelight and narrated their lives very lively. This book contains interesting stories of many iconic sports talents of Odisha who have registered their claim to fame and yield success with their own efforts though they have struggled a lot since their childhood.

It may be noted here that, this book is the second book authored by Singh who has been associated with the world of hockey very closely for more than four decades. Three generations of hockey players in India are heartily related to this author because of his keen interest and love for hockey.

This book is the first book based on the Odisha’s tribal hockey players. Hockey Team India Captain Manpreet Singh graced the unveiling ceremony of the book. Sachin Tendulkar will visit Bhubaneswar for Odisha Hockey World Cup final.

Hockey Hai Zindegi book

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