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Hockey players write to President

July 08, 2005 12:25 IST

Six Olympians including Dhanraj Pillay have written to President A P J Abdul Kalam seeking to draw his attention to the "autocratic and undemocratic way" in which the Indian Hockey Federation was being run.

The letter comes close on the heels of the Olympians writing a similar letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Expressing their disillusionment at the way the country was losing its name in the international arena, they urged the President, who is also the Patron-in-Chief of IHF, to help "ameliorate the worsening condition".

The Olympians also sought to bring to the President's notice alleged misuse of funds by the IHF office bearers who they claimed were continuing to hold office in defiance of rules.

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IHF is responsible for sorry state of affairs with Indian hockey. The officials have ruined the career of many good players because they could not ...

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The ‘Raj’ of K.P.S.Gill and persons like him should be abolished in order to improve Indian hockey. I cannot understand the contribution of this type ...

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It is high time the President of India took steps to save the national sport from the clutches of a few self-proclaimed chiefs.Jyoti kumar and ...

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I respect our president so much, with all dignity and honesty he has to the people of india, he should look into this matter and ...

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I think, the officials of the hockey fed. and olympic associations must be made more accountable for the performance. We must have independent evaluating agencies ...

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