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Jatwara: India’s Hockey Village | Unique Stories From India

August 23, 2019

Tap the bell icon on the YouTube app And never miss out on unique stories from 101India It just felt good to give something back Everything I am today Is because I’ve played hockey since I was
6 years old Not only victories and defeats But also all the values that sports teach us So I thought that in a place like this It would make a big difference
I also saw that the local girls were quite deprived And they were not allowed to go out So I thought if I could make the girls play
a sport It would make a big change in the area Shivani is a very special example Because she comes from a very poor background
And she is very sporting So it was always my dream
That she should get out of this village Prove herself And see how kids at her age And her level in Germany can play I didn’t know anything about this before When Andrea came here, she got me to start
playing hockey In a short while Girls from a local school started playing hockey with us And we would all study there I even went to Germany
I would have to play hockey 6 days a week Where I played centre forward for my team The other players were quite good And would always support me
And if I did something wrong while playing They would teach me the right way to do it Going from a small town to such a big city Was a huge change The same sport that we would once scold her for playing Has now helped her to travel abroad We are very proud of her It feels great that my sister has achieved so much She is now a role model And I hope that other girls will follow her
example The children here have no vision in life We are thankful if they are even allowed to study But that’s all Sometimes, even without finishing school They get married And that’s it But sports will give them a future And the willpower to say no And to live their own lives This will help us send even more girls out Because even if not every girl can go abroad It will encourage other girls
Not just in this village But in the area, in Rajasthan and even in
India That it’s possible
And if you want to do it, you can The player who went (to Germany)
with me this year is Brijesh He just graduated from our school He came second in his batch Which is great Because we always have to prove that sports helps with education too
So it was good that Brijesh got such high marks
And he’s the role model for us to show That sports and education are the keys to
success We have left it up to the children We have told all three of our kids To keep up their studies and play
whichever sport they are interested in We have played in quite a few tournaments
We won some, we lost some Sometimes we win trophies,
sometimes prize money Since then, I’ve seen a lot of changes here And this can help me go further in my career Well, it’s pretty much the biggest change
you can make I lived in Berlin, the capital of Germany I lived in a penthouse and drove an Audi TT I’ve traded in all that
For a dusty little room in a village But I enjoy living such a basic lifestyle
I enjoy being here in the dust I think I can do my work well
Only if I live in the same conditions as the children Because only then will we understand each other My father said to me, “Andrea, just think it over” “Because you’re not Mother Teresa” Back then, I found that a bit weird Because I would never compare myself with Mother Teresa I’m just doing something that I like It just turned out to be for a social cause
We had to go from house to house And from school to school
To ask parents and principals for permission to take the kids out
And explain why and how we were doing what we were doing But there are also parents who appreciate what I’m trying to do
They have trusted me Even if they don’t say it in front of me
Sometimes their neighbours ask them “How can you send your child to this foreigner?” “She’s teaching them western culture”
“She’s converting them to Christianity” And all that bullsh*t
Now at least, they say, “No, that’s not true” But it’s been a great success
The kids came back after two months They were healthy They had great experiences staying with German families They improved their English They played with German teams
They had no reason to hide Their game was good
They even strengthened the German team of the same age group Which showed me that we are on the right track We can do anything
The sky is the limit We’ve benefited a lot from this
But the kids who come after us will benefit even more I hope this foundation keeps going like this And more kids like me get help from them People got fascinated by the fact that I’m supporting India’s national sport That’s when I understood that it was hockey! So I thought it would be so cool if I could
make that change


  • Reply Ankit Kamble April 25, 2017 at 8:37 am

    First i liked and then watched​ the video.

  • Reply MOUMITA MAHATA MUKHERJEE April 25, 2017 at 8:41 am

    good job.good work

  • Reply kuldeep pathak April 25, 2017 at 8:41 am

    good work..much appreciated

  • Reply Dheeraj Patidar April 25, 2017 at 8:43 am

    yaar MP me bhi kuch aisa ho to maje aa jae..

  • Reply Sourish Saha April 25, 2017 at 8:46 am

    another masterpiece by 101 india

  • Reply zulfiqar ali April 25, 2017 at 9:06 am


  • Reply kshitiz sinha April 25, 2017 at 9:21 am

    respect for lady

  • Reply RAW SONGZ April 25, 2017 at 9:37 am

    love u

  • Reply Tuden Jamir April 25, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Feel Good video of the day πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ashish Baghel April 25, 2017 at 10:11 am

    we indians always support u andrea…
    u are doing great work and always welcome to indiaπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  • Reply Rubaina Hayat April 25, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Did anyone notice that huge lizard in the background…

  • Reply Chill Dude April 25, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Incredible story Loved her passion to create a positive change in kids lives.

  • Reply sr7 April 25, 2017 at 10:35 am

    also check the 'yuwa' girl group of footballers from jharkhand

  • Reply Roshan Sharma April 25, 2017 at 10:45 am

    you are doing your work like mother taresha

  • Reply Anonymous guy April 25, 2017 at 11:23 am

    India mey yahi toh aaacha nahi Hai gaon mey kuch logg hotey Hai Jo sochtey Hai uska baccha Kyu aaagey badh jaey .
    issie reason key wajah sey mere father ney humey pehley he city mey shift karr diyaa…

  • Reply Naman Gupta April 25, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    why after so long??? I was waiting so eagerly! thanks for dropping it!

  • Reply Rahul Sundaresan April 25, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    If only we had an India's gaming village

  • Reply Archie kA papa April 25, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Why did the women cross the road? I don't know, but what is she doing out of the kitchen?

  • Reply twinkle kaushik April 25, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    doing good job

  • Reply Bruce wayne April 25, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    great work

  • Reply Passenger Singh April 25, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    02:52 so finally bat ye hai ki o grass katne wala machine ulta kon chala raha tha?

  • Reply The Backpackers Ltd. April 25, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Very nice video. Liked it. Cheers!

  • Reply Neil April 25, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    0.45 secs … Old monk ke bottle mein peacock feathers !!

  • Reply Neil April 25, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Sports should be in our education system …it should be a subject …Thanks to this women who is helping so many kids achieve what they cant even dream …This is true women empowerment

  • Reply kaustubh Sharma April 25, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    I feel ashamed of myself after watching this.. it feels great to see people like Andrea, who are making big difference in the society which she's not part of.. Respect…good job 101 India

  • Reply Aniket Masare April 25, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    good work

  • Reply ashish singh April 25, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    As always awesome… πŸ™‚

  • Reply Alok Singh Rana April 25, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Awesome !!

  • Reply heera mirza April 26, 2017 at 3:52 am

    there are few people like you but its important to know that there ARE people like you! thank you Andrea thumshirn and 101 for showing us some positive happenings!tired of all the negativity!

  • Reply Captain Obvious April 26, 2017 at 5:30 am

    Andrea: Sie sind eine echtlich toll Frau.Viele Liebe.

  • Reply vikr4m April 26, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Great initiative…and BTW did anyone notice the peacock feathers in the Old Monk bottle….lol.

  • Reply R S April 27, 2017 at 5:57 am

    Please cover Andaman & Nicobar islands (jawara tribes if you can)

  • Reply MrSimonOberoi April 27, 2017 at 9:03 am

    I don't understand that who the fucking ignorant egoistic mean worthless piece of rotten turd can dislike this aspiring video.

  • Reply Yogesh Sinhmar April 27, 2017 at 9:37 am

    wow it's amazing,,, it needs a high level courage to do that much for any other country. hatsoff to that german lady…

  • Reply Parijat Goswami April 27, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Check in Jharkhand …

  • Reply Vinod Kumar April 27, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    good job 101 India. respect madam πŸ‘πŸ’

  • Reply Animesh Gosavi April 28, 2017 at 4:40 am

    hats off to you madam

  • Reply INDIAN INDIAN April 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    this makes us human……one world one man

  • Reply Aryan Mahan April 29, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Damn! !This is super cool channel. .suprised I found it late..Good going DOC

  • Reply Ayush April 30, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    where are those good old days when 101 India uploaded everyday

  • Reply Guru Tso May 1, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Hey hope soon you'll upload Tibetan women's football video πŸ™‚

  • Reply PangoTiger May 2, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    God be with you, Andrea

  • Reply vinoth Cj May 5, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Good video.nice work

  • Reply Rajesh Thakur May 8, 2017 at 5:57 am

    churches has lot of money

  • Reply Prashant Kaushik May 11, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Thanks πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • Reply Parmendra Kumar May 16, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    how can someone dislike this kind of video?

  • Reply Phaneendra B August 8, 2017 at 4:04 am

    Thanks to the narrow-minded parents of the players, they have forcefully evicted Andrea Thumshirn out of the village. Now, she's gone to Coorg and hopes she would recreate the same thing which she wasn't able to do in Rajasthan.

  • Reply Abhi Mabi August 31, 2017 at 4:47 am

    A foreigner is shaping future of indian kids, thats more encouragement than anything else.

  • Reply Nitant Satghare October 25, 2017 at 3:12 am

    This lady is a true inspiration.. other professional athletes should learn from her!!!

  • Reply mixed emotion September 1, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    u good madameπŸ‘

  • Reply RAKESH Haldaina November 4, 2018 at 11:11 am

    I love may india

  • Reply Rishi Nimal February 12, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Thank u very much for your amazing efforts Mam for the development of Hockey πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ™, I belong to family of Hockey players and love this sport πŸ‘β€οΈ..

  • Reply naman atre July 7, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Good work 101 and anndreya tooπŸ‘

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