I am studying in Class 8. A few months ago I fell in love with the sport of hockey and ever since then it is my dream to learn hockey and, if possible, pursue it as my career. However, in Goa hockey is probably the least-known game and therefore I can’t learn the sport. There don’t seem to be any classes anywhere in Goa for hockey. I am ready to do anything to learn this sport. Please guide me as to what to do to learn this sport with the aim of possibly pursuing it as a career.
Noah Costa / St Andrew’s School (ICSE), Vasco, Goa
Check out Goans Hockey (goanshockey.com), which has been promoting the sport of hockey through regular hockey camps and tournaments. The association has been commended by the Sports Authority of Goa for conducting the state championships district-wise for all categories, i.e., junior men and women and sub-junior boys and girls. Some other clubs are Vasco Sports Club, Vasco, Goa and Tilak Maidan Sports Club, Vasco-da-Gama, Goa.
Dr Vibha Gupta, a feature writer, is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book Careers: A Pathfinder and articles in various publications are an attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.