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India to help Afghan Hockey Federation

India to help Afghan Hockey Federation

Mar 30, 2014 - 20:24

NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): The Hockey India (HI), the governing body, has decided to provide aid to the Afghanistaninfo-icon Hockey Federation.

“With the aim of promoting hockey as a sportinfo-icon across the worldinfo-icon, Hockey India took a strategic decision to provide aid to the Afghanistan Hockey Federation," it said.

The decision was taken at a board meeting of Hockey India at Holiday Inn Hotel in New Delhi on Saturday.

The Afghanistan Hockey Federation had requested aid in a communiqué received earlier this month. The HI Board agreed to send hockey sticks, balls and goalkeeper pads to the war-shattered country.

Speaking on the contribution, Hockey India official Narinder Batra said the body was committed to the grassroots development of the sport. “This is a small contribution to promote hockey among enthusiasts in Afghanistan.”



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