New Delhi, Mar 29 IBNS | 9 months ago

The Hockey India (HI) on Saturday said it took a strategic decision to provide aid to Afghanistan Hockey Federation.

"With the aim of promoting hockey as a sport across the world, Hockey India took a strategic decision to provide aid to Afghanistan Hockey Federation," the HI website said.

The decision was taken in the 22nd Board Meeting of Hockey India held at Holiday Inn Hotel in Delhi on Saturday.

Afghanistan Hockey Federation had requested for aid in a communique received early this month. HI Board has agreed to send Hockey Sticks, Balls and Goalkeeper Pads to them.

Speaking on the contribution, Narinder Batra told HI website, "Hockey India is committed to the grassroot development of the sport. This is a small contribution to promote hockey among enthusiasts in Afghanistan."

In another initiative, Hockey India has increase the annual grant of State Units members from Rs. 6.00 lacs to Rs. 8.00 lacs.

In addition, associate member (non-institutional) will get Rs. 3.00 lacs and other members will get Rs 2.00 lacs per annum.

(Posted on 30-03-2014)

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