Nagpur: Former India hockey captain Dilip Tirkey today urged corporate world to support the national game saying that mere government help was not enough for the development of hockey in the country.
Tirkey was speaking at a prize distribution ceremony, organised jointly by Sports Journalists Association of Nagpur (SJAN) and Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC).
Tirkey’s comment came when scribes sought his comment on reports that more Bollywood actors have shown interest in buying Indian Premier League franchise.
Outstanding sportspersons of the city and best school and college were given prizes.
Priminent winners were Shashank Wankhede (Kabaddi), Khushali Jethawa (Basketball), Devdatta Fadnavis (Table Tennis), Vedhshree Bondre (Swimming) and Atmaram Pande (Organiser), M G C High School and Dhanwate National College.