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Chouhan laments that hockey does not enjoy special status

Posted By: Pti
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Bhopal, Aug 4: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed surprise at the Centre's revelation that hockey does not enjoy a special status as the national game of the country.

Recently, in reply to a query under Right to Information Act, Union Government had said that there was no notification or order declaring it as the national game.

The Chief Minister, in a letter to Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken, said that this had disappointed crores of hockey-lovers. The game had a glorious history in India, he said.

Efforts were needed to redeem the game's past glory, he added.


Story first published: Saturday, August 4, 2012, 13:30 [IST]
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