Ex-hockey captain lauds Jharkhand sports talent.

Source – dailypioneer.com

In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, it was ‘chai pe charcha’ that took the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to newer avenues of power, the State BJP in similar and new avtar on Wednesday carried out ‘Coffee with Youths’ the party’s new strategy to connect with youths.

Targeting youths ahead of year-end Assembly election, the State BJP on Wednesday carried out Coffee with Youths at RIMS auditorium, which was attended by ace hockey player and former Indian Hockey team captain Sandeep Singh.

Last month Olympic medalist Yogeshwar Dutt, Commonwealth gold medalist Babita Phogat and former Indian Hockey captain Sandeep Singh joined the BJP ahead of Haryana Assembly elections.

Sandeep, who is a BJP candidate from Pehowa Assembly seat in Haryana during an hour long interaction with youths talked about politics, sports and the values which a youth should have.  Sandeep interacting with youths said, “Before casting the vote one should keep it in their mind that my first vote is for Country. There is no issue bigger than nationalism.” On a query posed by a youth on prospects of sports in Jharkhand, Singh said, “Jharkhand has always remained as sports hub of country.  The State is known for giving finest sportspersons to the country. Everyone knows about MS Dhoni one of the finest sportspersons, but at the same time Jharkhand has given 65 international Hockey players many of whose statues are installed in England.”

 Singh, whose biopic Soorma, which hit the silver screens last year, also praised Chief Minister Raghubar Das’ effort for promotion of sports in State along with sports policy. He said, “The Jharkhand sports policy is finest as inspired with Chief Minister’s vision of setting up sports academy in Jharkhand I too set up sports academy in my state for promotion of sports in my State.” Singh said, “In State earlier, stadiums were lying unused but now these stadiums witness sports activities, which is State level to national and even international level.” Urging the youths to once again support BJP Government in State, he said, “A State can progress only if there is stable Government.

The State has witness development but it needs five years more to make Jharkhand a progressive State.”

The ace Hockey player also asked youths to say no to junk food, mobiles and speeding bikes saying that these things distract youths. He also asked the youth to elect corruption free Government.

The function was also attended by BJP leader Tarun Jung, Ranchi MP Sanjay Seth among others. Large number of youths which included college and RIMS students attended the function.