Darjeeling Hockey Shows the Way – Plastic Free Sports

Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Hockey Association

In an effort towards creating awareness about sports as well the encourage zero waste ideas, the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Hockey Association organized a friendly under the theme of ‘Gender Equality’. Here is a message shared by the organizers:

Change does not happen overnight, but if we all start making conscious decisions to cut out disposable plastics from our lives, it is not very far away.

Now, it is high time that every organisation in different fields should think of going zero waste and reduce plastic footprint to help mother nature fight against climate change. As a small step toward creating awareness on the issue, the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Hockey Association organised a friendly match under the theme of Gender Equity.

The event was to set an example for the younger generation to realize their responsibilities and carry on the legacy and the values they had instilled in each player. The best part of the programme was to see people’s enthusiasm for building a clean environment.

The committee had requested each participant to bring their own Mugs, Plates and water in reusable water bottles and it was very inspiring to see kids eating out of their own plates. We had also arranged biodegradable Malas (garlands) and Taparas (leaf plates) for the guests.

It is our humble request to every event organizing committee, bet it sports or any kind of public and private celebrations, to avoid using single-use plastic. In today’s time, it has become critical to inculcate such habits into our children then we can show them the right path for the future.”

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Kamlesh Rai head coach of St Teresa’s Higher Secondary School, Darjeeling said “the new members of Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Hockey Association also felicitated the senior members of the association today in appreciation of service and contribution for upliftment of hockey in Darjeeling.”

Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Hockey Association

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