Today hockey players have called for a hunger stike ..... Do u know why??????

@ranjiths (313)
India
September 27, 2007 10:49am CST
I am very sad to hear this news.... In India where hockey is considered as the national game, the game which brought us pride in the olypics in the past is in the state of ignoring........... It is becuase we people are giving much importance to Cricket ... and so polititians are also doing....... India won the 20-20 world cricket.. they should be felizitated... But the fact is that when India won the ASIA CUP in HOCKEY ... players are not only awarded a single money not even a congtatulations for the government.... These playes cannot suffer the hight importance given to cricket....... This will lead to the failure of all other games esp HOCKEY where we have a good tradition.........
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@anup12 (4184)
• India
28 Sep 07
I think it is a little sad to see the state of hockey.I sincereley feel that something should be done to promote the game of hockjey. I think the movie Chake De India has popularized the game enough. I think hockey has to be made more popular.
@ranjiths (313)
• India
28 Sep 07
Not even hockey every other games in india should be given its own importance.......... Where is Kabadi standing now.......... After Paes, Bhupathi and Sania where is tennis..... In football the world famous game we are not even in 80 rankings......... One thing is that Volleball is improving day by day..... We can say ony one thing.. Chakhdhe india in every game........
• India
28 Sep 07
ya hockey players are treated very badly by these guys , i dunno why . the attitude 2wards hockey n hockeys players by the gov shud be changed , if they r not doing tat , wt about changing ur national game .
@ranjiths (313)
• India
11 Mar 08
Finally the reflection and the relavance of this topic is happened. Yesterdayb the hockey team is out of the next Beiging Olympics and it is happening in for the first time in past 80 years.. What a pathetic situation for the hockeey team. Is this due to the negligence from the respective authorities?
• India
28 Sep 07
Yes, I have read it in the newspapers and I support them completely. Something like this should have happened long time back. The BCCI may be the richest sports body in the world and the way cricketers are pampered may not be possible by the IHF or the IFA, but even the Govt does precious little for these two sports. Actually everywhere it’s the same story of oiling the rich and influential. As it is the BCCI is rich and takes good care of its cricketers, on top of that the Govt and sponsors lavish them with praise and gift. But no such hope for the cricketers and footballers. Sponsors are hard to find by and govt help is paltry in comparison to the requirement. One P T Usha may feel that she has been properly felicitated by the Govt, but to honor all 11 players requires correct intentions, which the establishment is lacking.
@ranjiths (313)
• India
29 Sep 07
I agree with ur valuable comments.......... The situation is the same as in the old age........ "Rich becomes rich and Poor becomes poorer." ... Cricket is gaining is highest attention while all other games are tampered......... It has been a long time that India clich a gold medal in the olympics.
@anuj291 (575)
• India
28 Sep 07
well u no wht,,even i dint realize this till now,,that how cricket is been given so much more importance over our national game and how the govt and all have done nothin after we won the asian game and lll,,this is very sad,,every gam deserves just the equal applause,,and when its ur nationla gamee,,,alittle more but reverse is happ in india thnx and tc
@ranjiths (313)
• India
28 Sep 07
I am thinking about the film "Chakdhe India". It was centered aroung Women hockey and sharukh knan acted the major roll........ Now the situation is turning upside down........... When India wins the battle against Australia and finals media have telecasted this chakdhe chakdhe india song... So for sometime i didnt realize that It was taken for a hockey game but it was not that much noticed......... But with cricket people are noticing that song and they are hearing it with thrill............ Maybe this might have triggered the hockey players to go for the hunger strike......... The hockey song gets the reward when it is played as cricket song........ Which hockey lover can suffer it.........
@kunalvijan (3422)
• India
28 Sep 07
yes.. yes becos of the treatment they were receiving...
@ranjiths (313)
• India
29 Sep 07
thanks for ur reply
@swatig (1187)
• India
27 Sep 07
It is not good on the part of nation and sports that national game players is forced to do hunger strike. govt should take immeditate steps to sort-out the matter resolved.
@ranjiths (313)
• India
28 Sep 07
Ya today the India Olymic Association also suorted the Indian Hockey team.... eole are more or less responsible for this kind of descrimination and politiatians are laying the foundation for it.... What a pity in situation in India...
@aakshaya (85)
• India
27 Sep 07
Its really sad that for hockey team the govt dint give any thing that is also a game it is difficute from cricket then tooo
@ranjiths (313)
• India
28 Sep 07
The thing is that after they have announced for going for a hunger strike Karnataka GOVT have announced Rs 2 lack for each player hailed form Karnataka... Moreover In the sports page of HINDU I have seen India Oil congratulating their hockey players that too after one month after Asia Cup.....
@shyamlal (3552)
• India
28 Dec 07
Well this is India our country...here sports = Cricket..No one really cares about other sports...
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
5 Oct 07
They are right in doing hunger strike. The government and the people and including sports bodies are to be blamed for this sorry state of affairs. We Indians are a sort of sychophants, embracing the cricket players and not other sportspersons. It is time, the government should correct this byoffering more money to other sports bodies and cut all the payments to cricket because cricket Board of India is richest among the world bodies of similar sports. We need to encourage those sports which have been neglected so that the players feel confident of bringing laurels to the country.
@Arshian (478)
• Pakistan
30 Sep 07
:( hungry hockey team but i think they got 2 lakhs :) for their strike
• India
28 Sep 07
Yeah,cricket has become a religion in India.Today Hockey in India stands where Cricket stands in U.S,Carribean.And nothing gets changed in the days to come.It remains as it is. It's the hockey association that is to be blamed.They need to show the youngsters why Hockey is our national game?.They need to conduct matches at all levels to increase it's popularity.It is India we are in and why can't they do that?. Thanks to the Sharrukh starrer ChakDe that some might have atleast remembered Hockey.We don't need them.that's like just a force.the momentum should be gained to make India a sportmen rich country and give Hockey it's importance as a national game.