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"Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems" - Epictetus

"Okay, so, flying," I started, taking a deep breath and focusing on the thing I loved most in the world. "Flying is … great. It feels great when you're doing it. It's fun. Pure freedom. There's nothing better." Dylan smiled, a slow, easy smile that seemed to light up his whole face. "So the first thing we're going to do," I told him, "is push you off the roof." - James Patterson, Fang

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Taiwan Excellence ties up with the
Mumbai Indians as official partners

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" An excellence mind pursues perfecting, not perfection."

MUMBAI, APRIL 10 : This IPL is all set to be a special one! Other than the fact that this is the tenth season of India’s most loved cricketing event, it has also marked the coming together of two of the best teams in their respective fields.


Taiwan Excellence made their debut as sponsors for the IPL by tying up with the Mumbai Indians franchise as their official partner. The confluence means the coming together of the best, considering that both brands are names to reckon with. While the Mumbai Indians have a tremendous fan following owing to their power-packed performances in the previous IPL seasons, Taiwan Excellence too is known for its stellar technology brands that offer some of the most cutting-edge innovations. It is a symbol of the best quality products from Taiwan’s superlative IT industry that has a very strong presence across the world. Taiwanese brands like ASUS, MSI, GIGAbyte,Plustek, and others rank high in the popularity quotient in India.


Taiwan Excellence Award which is an initiative of the Taiwan Bureau of Foreign Trade, represents the innovative and technological image of Taiwan’s most competitive industries. It is a symbol of outstanding reliability, innovation and added value for business solutions as well as consumer products.


The tie-up with Mumbai Indians has been initiated to create awareness for Taiwan Excellence and also to reiterate the fact that both teams believe in excelling in their fields and delivering superb performances. Said Mr. Michael Lin, Director of the Taipei World Trade Centre Liaison Office in Mumbai, “Just as the Mumbai Indians are hot favourites and one of the best teams in the IPL, Taiwan Excellence too is one of the most celebrated technology producers in the world. This partnership means an amalgamation of two of the greatest teams in the business.”


Mumbai Indians have been a successful team with a consistent track-record in the IPL having emerged winners in 2013 as well as 2015.


For Taiwan Excellence, this was also an opportunity to be associated with a sport that has a massive following in India. Cricket is one of the most loved and admired games in India, and is followed by people across all age groups and genders. Said Mr. Michael Lin, “Cricket is followed so passionately in India and the Mumbai Indians are one of the finest teams of IPL. They have managed to win the hearts of people with their superb performances. We thought by collaborating with them, we could make a place for ourselves in the hearts of all
their fans. People in India already have a great regard for products from Taiwan. We want to strengthen that bond by reaching out to them through a platform they love the most.”


Taiwan Excellence has also introduced several unique promotional activities to bring in the element of fun as well as create awareness for the tie up. The Taiwan Excellence pavilion at the Sachin Tendulkar stand at Wankhede stadium is a splendid example of innovation. A special booth has also been designed to resemble a Facebook wall that will display technology from Taiwan as well as VR games to engage fans.
Said Mr. Michael Lin, “We also have interactive activities on the digital platform as well as offline to promote the Taiwan Excellence Pavilion. All of these activities have been designed in keeping up with the spirit and passion for cricket in India. We have special giveaways for fans which have already become huge hits.”
Taiwan Excellence also has plans on cards to invite players from the Mumbai Indians squad for other marketing initiatives once the IPL season is over.


The Mumbai Indians will play their 2017 season opener against the Rising Pune Supergiants on April 6th. The MI brigade has some commendable names from the cricket fraternity, such as Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, LasithMalinga and Mitchell Johnson among others who are known for their power-packed performances.
Said Mr. Michael Lin, “We believe this is the perfect tie up for Taiwan Excellence and will create a great position for us in the minds of youth. This tie up will offer a huge platform for our brands through on-ground cricket action and magnify the impact by reaching out to a larger audience.”


The tie-up between Taiwan Excellence and Mumbai Indians will last till the end of the 2017 IPL.

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"Find what you're good at. whatever it is, and become excellent at it. Excellence isn't magic - it's habit, the by product of doing something over and over and striving to be the best at it. Simply figure out what your passion is, and resolve to make excellence your habit." - Lauren Rowe, The Club
 

ONGC Everest Expedition 2017 flagged off

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Director T&FS and Director HR flagging off the ONGC Everest Expedition team at Namche bazaar  

KATHMANDU, APRIL 06 : In a historic moment, the 11-member ONGC Everest Expedition Team has embarked on to scale the Mount Everest from Namche Bazaar, Nepal on Thursday. This is first time that a corporate has taken a Mission to send a team to mount the highest peak of the Earth.

Director T&FS and Director HR flagging off the ONGC Everest Expedition team at Namche Bazaar Earlier, the Minister of State (I/C), Petroleum & Natural Gas, Mr Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off the ONGC Everest Expedition at a ceremony held in Delhi on March 28.

Director (Technical & Field Services) Mr Shashi Shanker and Director (Human Resource) Mr D.D. Misra flagged off the team from Namche Bazaar on Thursday. The 11- member team is led by Capt. S K Sangwan, Manager HR, ONGC under the expert guidance of Padma Mr Loveraj Singh Dharamshaktu, Asst Commandent- BSF, from Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF). ONGC employees Dr Nitin Chawla, Senior Medical Officer, Dr Ritu Sharma, Senior Geologist, Monti Rajkhowa, EE (Prod), N Jagoi AEE (Prod), Nirmal Kumar, EE (Mech), Prabhat Gaurav EE (Elect), Rahul Jarngal, AEE(Instt), Santosh Singh, Senior Security Officer, Surender Tomar, AG-I, (Geo) and Yogender Garbiyal, EE (Mech) are part of this expedition.

This is an attempt from ONGC, with a workforce of 33000, to prepare a team of youngsters who had little or no formal knowledge or skills in mountaineering craft to attempt scale the highest peak on the Earth. The genesis of ONGC's Everest Expedition began about two years back in October 2015 when ONGC Team successfully completed the trek to Everest Base Camp (17000ft) with a team of 21 climbers. From here began a Mission to scale Mt. Everest in 2017.

Over 150 Everest aspirants underwent a strenuous selection process before the final team for the Summit was identified. The entire selection and training took nearly 15 months and had an eight stage elimination process which tested the physical and mental endurance levels of the participants. The entire team of ONGC has been trained for this herculean task by experts from IMF. Mr D D Misra, Director (HR), ONGC has been the driving force behind this initiative, outlined various stages of training programme those have been imparted to the participants in the expedition.

He said that out of over 150 employees, finally 11 have completed the stringent eligibility criteria for this programme. To celebrate this historic moment, ONGC invited top officials from Indian High Commission Nepal, Department of Tourism, MoCTCA Nepal, Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Mountaineering Association, Nepal Expedition Operators Association, Nepal Trekking Agencies Association, Himalayan Rescue Association, NMA Everest Chapter, Nepal Association of tour and Travel agents, Himalayan Climate Initiative, Mountaineering Division of Nepal, for sharing the thoughts behind this initiative.

 

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan
flags off ONGC Everest Expedition 2017

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In an address on the occasion Mr Dharmendra Pradhan said :
"It would indeed be matter for pride for not only ONGC but also the entire nation once the expedition team comes back with flying colors. "I see future leaders in each of the expedition members, as when you counter the elements, no challenge seems too big to surmount", he said.
A coffee table book titled 'JUNGLE! The Forests of India' authored by renowned wildlife photographer Sunjoy Monga was also released by the Minister on the occasion. The book is a first that captures all the forests of India, right from Himalayas to the Andamans. ONGC has been associated with the publication of the book, which captures the rich biodiversity of our country and spreading awareness about protecting its ecosystem"
 


MoS (I/C), P&NG Mr Dharmendra Pradhan flagging off the ONGC Everest Expedition 2017 
NEW DELHI, MARCH 28 : The Minister of State (I/C), Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off the ONGC Everest Expedition on Tuesday at a ceremony held at India Habitat Center.

This is a first of its kind initiative undertaken by any corporate so far to scale Mount Everest - the highest place on the Earth at an altitude of 8848 mts.



MoS (I/C), P&NG Mr Dharmendra Pradhan flagging off the ONGC Everest Expedition 2017

In an address on the occasion Mr Dharmendra Pradhan said that it would indeed be matter for pride for not only ONGC but also the entire nation once the expedition team comes back with flying colors. "I see future leaders in each of the expedition members, as when you counter the elements, no challenge seems too big to surmount", he said.

Appreciating the inclusion of two women ONGC executives Mr Pradhan "We look forward to welcoming you back and celebrate the spirit of success, adventure and camaraderie".

The Minister said that such initiatives will set the benchmarks for other corporates to emulate.
The kickoff to the function witnessed immense enthusiasm from the team of 11 young ONGCians drawn from different disciplines raring to scale the highest peak of the world and extend ONGC's footprint beyond the scale of any human imagination.

Appreciating the inclusion of two women ONGC executives Mr Pradhan "We look forward to welcoming you back and celebrate the spirit of success, adventure and camaraderie". The Minister said that such initiatives will set the benchmarks for other corporates to emulate. The kickoff to the function witnessed immense enthusiasm from the team of 11 young ONGCians drawn from different disciplines raring to scale the highest peak of the world and extend ONGC's footprint beyond the scale of any human imagination. 


Capt S K Sangwan, Manager HR, ONGC will be leading the 11 member contingent under the expert guidance of Padma Mr Loveraj Singh Dharamshkatu, Asst Commandent- BSF, from Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF). ONGC employees Dr Nitin Chawla, Senior Medical Officer, Dr Ritu Sharma, Senior Geologist, Monti Rajkhowa, EE (Prod), N Jagoi AEE (Prod), Nirmal Kumar, EE (Mech), Prabhat Gaurav EE (Elect), Rahul Jarngal, AEE(Instt), Santosh Singh, Senior Security Officer, Surender Tomar, AG-I, (Geo) and Yogender Garbiyal, EE (Mech) are part of this expedition.


The 12 member ONGC Everest Expedition team during a conditioning camp in Solang near Manali

The entire team of ONGC has been trained for this herculean task by experts from IMF.

This is also an attempt from ONGC, with a workforce of 33000, to prepare a team of youngsters who had little or no formal knowledge or skills in mountaineering craft to attempt scale the highest peak on the Earth.

The genesis of ONGC's Everest Expedition began about two years back in October 2015 when ONGC Everest successfully completed the trek to Everest Base Camp (17000ft) with a team of 21 climbers. From here began a Mission to scale Mt. Everest in 2017.
Over 150 Everest aspirants underwent a strenuous selection process before the final team for the Summit was identified.


The entire selection and training took nearly 15 months and had an eight stage elimination process which tested the physical and mental endurance levels of the participants.

A coffee table book titled 'JUNGLE! The Forests of India' authored by renowned wildlife photographer Sunjoy Monga was also released by the Minister on the occasion. The book is a first that captures all the forests of India, right from Himalayas to the Andamans. ONGC has been associated with the publication of the book, which captures the rich biodiversity of our country and spreading awareness about protecting its ecosystem.

CMD, ONGC Mr D K Sarraf said "The expedition of this nature needs enormous courage, conviction and discipline. These are also the basic needs for a company like ONGC where we have to live with and defeat uncertainties". He further added that the team that is going for this expedition has already displayed sheer courage and confidence and most importantly team spirit. We have also planned to train and send teams for Everest Expedition every year.

Director HR D D Misra, who is the driving force behind this initiative, outlined various stages of training programme those have been imparted to the participants in the expedition. He said that out of over 150 employees, finally 11 have completed the stringent eligibility criteria for this programme.

The ONGC Board of Directors and senior officials from MoPNG and oil PSUs wished the Everest Expedition Team the very best in this challenging endeavor.

PCRA holds cyclothon to promote fuel-less transport

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Cyclothon

When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart. -(Diane Ackerman) US author and poet (1948-)
Cyclothon 

 

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 06 :

A cyclothon was organized on Monday at India Gate as a part of 'Saksham 2017' – an initiative by Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) and oil and gas sector PSUs, under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum of Natural Gas. The cyclothon was flagged off by Mr Ajay Nishad, MP, Muzaffarpur (Bihar), Col (Retd.) Sona Ram Choudhary, MP, Barmer (Rajasthan), Mrs. Rama Devi, MP Sheohar (Bihar), Mr Rameswar Teli, MP, Dibrugarh (Assam). The MPs, while speaking on the occasion stressed the need for cycling for better health, environment and fuel conservation.

Mr K D Tripathi, Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, senior officials of the Ministry, CMDs, Directors of various oil and gas sector PSUs led the participation in the event. More than 600 cyclists including celebrities, sports personalities and citizens from different walks of life took part in the event. The Cyclothon and 'cycle ride', which began early in the morning at 7.30 a.m., was flagged-off from Amar Jawan Jyoti and culminated at Parliament Gate.

Cheering up the cyclists Mr K D Tripathi, Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas emphasized the need to optimize fuel consumption. Traveling short distances on foot or cycling, carpooling, route planning, switching off engine at red lights, switching to energy efficient equipment were a few simple tips, the Secretary urged people to adopt in their daily lives.

Cycling 30 minutes a day can keep one healthy, young and free from many ailments. It is an excellent inexpensive exercise to strengthen cardiovascular activity, increase brain power, reduce stress and shed body fat. Researchers from the University of Illinois found that a five per cent improvement in cardio-respiratory fitness from cycling led to an improvement of up to 15 per cent in mental test, because cycling helps in building new brain cells in the hippocampus –the Region Responsible for Memory. For a motorist, it is also an attractive financial proposition as this could result in a saving of upto Rs. 1000 per month on fuel bills, besides reducing 36 kilogram CO2 emissions from the environment.

'Saksham (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mohotsav) 2017' is a month long drive to spread awareness about fuel and environment conservation during 16th January to 15th February 2017 organised by PCRA. A number of people-connect activities like walkathons, cyclothons, fuel saving concerts, driver training workshops, group talks on LPG saving tips, fuel saving opportunities in transport, domestic, industry and agricultural sectors etc. are being conducted by PCRA and oil & gas sector PSUs to involve masses and create awareness on the need and ways to conserve fuel as a measure towards ensuring India's energy security and environment protection.

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DK Sarraf, CMD, ONGC , at India Gate

"Think Of Bicycles As Ridable Art That Can Just About Save The World" – Grant Petersen

 
As a conscious Corporate ONGC supported Cyclothon with active participation from the ONGC Board and employees in equal measures at India Gate. The cyclothon, a part of the month long oil and gas conservation campaign "Saksham" buttressed by entire oil industry attracted massive participation from all age groups and cycle enthusiasts.

Earlier, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas,Mr Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the month long awareness drive on 16 January, 2017, organized by PCRA and other Oil & Gas PSUs emphasizing on the need for self-sufficiency in the oil and gas sector.

Celebrating Saksham (SanrakshanKshamtaMahotsav), ONGC has outlined various awareness programmes in all its offices/ work centers across India to popularize this energy awareness campaign amongst the employees, their families and the local populace in its area of operations.

Pan India campaigns like Sit & Draw and Slogan Competition apart from Cyclothon, Walkathon are being organized at all work-centres of ONGC to actively engage employees.

Historically, "Mankind has invested more than four million years of evolution in the attempt to avoid physical exertion. Now a group of backward-thinking atavists mounted on foot-powered pairs of Hula-Hoops would have us pumping our legs, gritting our teeth, and searing our lungs as though we were being chased across the Pleistocene savanna by saber-toothed tigers. Think of the hopes, the dreams, the effort, the brilliance, the pure force of will that, over the eons, has gone into the creation of the Cadillac Coupe de Ville. Bicycle riders would have us throw all this on the ash heap of history. - P.J. O'Rourke

OPINIONATIVELY: A bicycle ride is a flight from sadness. - (James E. Starrs) from: "The Literary Cyclist" [-]
" Contrary to what happens when I drive my car, where the landscape allows to be seen and not to be, on a bicycle I sit on the middle of it. (Paul Fournel) French author (1947-) from "Besoin de vélo" (2001).

Honda kickstarts ‘Wing Ride weekends’ with BRO’S

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GURGAON, JANUARY 17 : Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) kickstarted the ‘Wing Ride’ weekend with the agenda to promote fun-riding in a safe way. The ride was attended by Brotherhood Riders of Superbikes (BRO’S). The bike ride was flagged off from Honda’s Wing World Showroom at Naraina, Delhi. A total of 55 big bike riders participated in the ride.

The event saw participation from more than 100 enthusiasts, who got a first-hand opportunity to experience the CBR 650F. Participants were also given specially designed training session on big bike riding safety by experts. The next two Wing Rides would be conducted on the 22nd and 29th January.

Satya Yadav, Founder, Brotherhood Riders of Superbikes (BROS) said, "We are extremely happy to be associated with Honda for the first leg of Honda Wing Ride Weekends. The zeal and passion of all enthusiasts is amazing. We also appreciate the on-going efforts made by Honda in promoting fun biking culture and in educating the riders on safety. 00ff33 66ccff ffff99 00ffcc
 

CBR 650F is the first of Honda’s premium ‘Make-in-India’ tourer motorcycles. A middle weight sports model, featuring - sleek, sporty style, 16 valve DOHC in-line 4 cylinder, 6 gearbox engine that churns max 64kW@ 11000 rpm; can be enjoyed for wide range of users including touring and sports riding.          

 

Dharmendra Pradhan felicitates Junior Hockey World Champions

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Before you were born,And were still too tiny for The human eye to see,You won the race for life From among 250 million competitors. And yet, How fast you have forgotten Your strength, When your very existence Is proof of your greatness. You were born a winner, A warrior, One who defied the odds By surviving the most gruesome Battle of them all. And now that you are a giant, Why do you even doubt victory Against smaller numbers, And wider margins? The only walls that exist, Are those you have placed in your mind. And whatever obstacles you conceive, Exist only because you have forgotten What you have already Achieved.
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NEW DELHI, JANUARY 08 :
Mr Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas felicitated the Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) players of the winning team of Jr. Hockey World Cup here on Sunday .

Speaking on the occasion. Mr Pradhan said that the Junior Hockey World Cup win proclaims the tremendous work that the Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) is doing for the country. He congratulated the players and motivated them to work harder and achieve laurels in the sports at the highest level.
 

India has won the Cup two times, once in 2001 and now in 2016.

India is the only host country to win the title. In this latest competition held at Lucknow in December, 2016, the Indian team had 5 players from ONGC and 5 players from Bharat Petroleum (BPCL). Gurjant Singh, Mandeep Singh, Simranjeet Singh, Vikramjit Singh and Sumit Singh are ONGC players while Harjeet Singh (captain), Vikas Dahiya, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar and Dipsan Tirkey are BPCL players.

India’s goalkeeping coach at the Jr Hockey World Cup Romeo James, a BPCL employee, was also felicitated.

ONGC players Gurjant Singh, Simranjeet Singh and Mandeep Singh were match winning scorers in the semi-final and also in the final, beating Belgium 2-1.

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The win has been possible because of excellent skills and temperament shown by the players throughout the tournament.

The commendable efforts put in by leading corporates like ONGC and BPCL in nurturing the young talented players to World class level is indeed praiseworthy. These players have been groomed in the scholarship program of ONGC and BPCL, providing world class facilities and nurturing and grooming raw talent.

Hockey Jr. World Cup had its beginning in 1979 and since 1985 it is held every four years. Two teams from each continent are selected through qualification rounds for the Championship round. Germany has won the Jr. World Cup titles 6 times.

The event was also presided over by Mr K D Tripathi, Secretary MoPNG, Dr Narinder Batra, President, International Hockey Federation and PSPB, Mr K D Tripathi, CMD GAIL, Mr B Ashok, CMD IOCL, Mr Ajay Sawhney, Additional Secretary, MoPNG and Mr D D Misra, Director (HR), ONGC.
 

Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course — the distance between your ears.-Bobby Jones

 

"The more you practice the better":

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Excuse me, I must go and putt . P.G. Wodehouse, Doctor Sally

Perhaps more than any other sport, golf focuses pressure on the player. There are no time constraints, as there are in other sports. Your competitors are not allowed to hinder you, as they are in other sports. The pressure originates in yourself; it builds from doubts. A two-foot putt on the practice green doesn't spark many doubts. A two-foot putt to win a bet or a tournament or a Masters is another thing entirely." - Joe Posnanski, The Secret of Golf: The Story of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus

"A well hit golf shot is a feeling that goes up the shaft, right through your hands and into your heart." - Ben Hogan

""I believe in reverencing anything in the life of man which has the testimony of the ages as being unexcelled, whether it be literature, paintings, poetry, tombs -- even a golf hole." - C.B. MacDonald

And we were taught to play golf

"And we were taught to play golf. Golf epitomizes the tame world. On a golf course nature is neutered. The grass is clean, a lawn laundry that wipes away the mud, the insect, the bramble, nettle and thistle, an Eezy-wipe lawn where nothing of life, dirty and glorious, remains. Golf turns outdoors into indoors, a prefab mat of stultified grass, processed, pesticided, herbicided, the pseudo-green of formica sterility. Here, the grass is not singing. The wind cannot blow through it. Dumb expression, greenery made stupid, it hums a bland monotone in the key of the mono-minded. No word is emptier than a golf tee. No roots, it has no known etymology, it is verbal nail polish. Worldwide, golf is an arch act of enclosure, a commons fenced and subdued for the wealthy, trampling serf and seedling. The enemy of wildness, it is a demonstration of the absolute dominion of man over wild nature." -Jay Griffiths, Wild: An Elemental Journey

"I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles." - G.K. Chesterton

Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an ever smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose" - Winston S. Churchill

The greatest thing about tomorrow is, I will be better than I am today. And that's how I look at my life. I will be a better golfer, I will be a better person, I will be a better father, I will be a better husband, I will be a better friend. That's the beauty of tomorrow." - Tiger Woods

"We who are dreamers and doers want only the chance to dream and do, to have an idea and to try to carry it out without interference." - Dan Groat, A Punctual Paymaster
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The three important elements of hockey are: forecheck, backcheck and pay check.

 

 

 

PNB senior hockey team win 33rd Surjit Hockey Tournament, 2016  


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NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 16 : “I think the big thing is you really have one chance to do this... to play hockey for a living, you have one chance at your career, and you have to take full advantage of it.-  Patrick Kane


And so Punjab National Bank senior hockey team has won 33rd Surjit Hockey Tournament, 2016


Punjab National Bank senior hockey team has won 33rd Surjit Hockey Tournament, 2016 by defeating Army XI in the final match of the tournament played at Jalandhar.   The team has lifted the Gold Cup and cash prize of Rs.5.00 lakh.   PNB player was adjudged man of the tournament and honoured with cash prize.

Punjab National Bank is promoting the National game of hockey. The bank has established Hockey Academy to nurture the budding hockey players.  PNB Hockey Academy is having junior players team and senior players team.

 

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The first recorded use of the word hockey is in the 1773 book Juvenile Sports and Pastimes, to Which Are Prefixed, Memoirs of the Author: Including a New Mode of Infant Education by Richard Johnson (Pseud. Master Michel Angelo), whose chapter XI was titled "New Improvements on the Game of Hockey".

The belief that hockey was mentioned in a 1363 proclamation by King Edward III of England is based on modern translations of the proclamation, which was originally in Latin and explicitly forbade the games "Pilam Manualem, Pedivam, & Bacularem: & ad Canibucam & Gallorum Pugnam". The English historian and biographer John Strype did not use the word "hockey" when he translated the proclamation in 1720.

The word hockey itself is of unknown origin. One supposition is that it is a derivative of hoquet, a Middle French word for a shepherd's stave. The curved, or "hooked" ends of the sticks used for hockey would indeed have resembled these staves. Another supposition derives from the known use of cork bungs, (stoppers) in place of wooden balls to play the game. The stoppers came from barrels containing "hock" ale, also called "hocky". Games played with curved sticks and a ball can be found in the histories of many cultures. In Egypt, 4000-year-old carvings feature teams with sticks and a projectile[5], hurling dates to before 1272 BC in Ireland, and there is a depiction from approximately 600 BC in Ancient Greece, where the game may have been called keretízein or (?e??t??e??) because it was played with a horn or horn-like stick (kéras, ???a?).[6] In Inner Mongolia, the Daur people have been playing beikou, a game similar to modern field hockey, for about 1,000 years.[7]

Most evidence of hockey-like games during the Middle Ages is found in legislation concerning sports and games. The Galway Statute enacted in Ireland in 1527 banned certain types of ball games, including games using "hooked" (written "hockie", similar to "hooky") sticks.

" Question: What is new ? Answer: Old words reborn with new faces

Question : What does this mean ? Answer: Punjab National Bank's Senior Hockey Team winnig 27th Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Tournament 2016 by defeating the Namdhari XI in the final match of the tournament played on 9th October,2016 at Shivaji Stadium New Delhi


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