Hockey champions want PM Narendra Modi's help for jobs

Updated: Dec 25, 2016, 13:07 IST | IANS

When the just-crowned junior hockey World Cup champions meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi 


The Indian team which won the junior hockey World Cup in Lucknow recently. Pic/PTI

Kolkata: When the just-crowned junior hockey World Cup champions meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi next Wednesday, on the top of their agenda will be seeking jobs which they feel their state government and their clubs have failed to provide.

Gurjant Singh, who scored in the final against Belgium which India won 2-1 to clinch the trophy after 15 years, said: "We need security. The Punjab government (his state) should provide us with jobs. When we meet the Prime Minister on December 28 we will be taking up the issue with him."

Retorting to the players' plea, ONGC coach Sandeep Sangwan said, "We are looking into it. At ONGC, we have certain policies and at the moment we have three vacancies. We are thinking of giving them jobs."

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