|It was yet
another milestone in the history of the Jawaharlal
Nehru Hockey Tournament Society when it introduced
Prize Money in the Sub-Junior (under 15 years),
the Junior (under 17 years) and the Senior Nehru
Hockey Tournaments from the year 1987. The Prize
Money Scheme has helped greatly in providing incentives
to the teams and also in generating greater interest
for the game of Hockey. The Society is indeed grateful
to Late Shri R.K. Jaichandra Singh, the then Minister
of Chemicals and Petrochemicals for arranging handsome
Prize Money through Public Sector Undertakings-
the Hindustan Organic Chemicals Ltd. (for Junior
Tournament) and the Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd. (for
Sub-Junior Tournament) of the value of Rs. 2.31
Lacs for each tournament. M/s H.O.C. and the Life
Insurance Corporation of India even contributed
Rs. 17.12 Lacs & Rs. 10.00 Lacs respectively
to serve as a corpus for the Prize Money in the
Junior and Senior tournament respectively.
Later on, the Prize Money was introduced in the
Champion College Tournament from 1993 and in the
Girls Tournament from 1994.
Earlier, the prize money in the Junior tournaments
was distributed between the institutions and the
players on 50:50 basis. However, from the year 2002
the entire Prize Money is now being awarded only
to the players. The distribution being:
@ Rs. 6000/- per player
@ Rs. 4000/- per player
Position @ Rs. 2000/- per player
of the winning team, the runners-up team and the
third position team are also given special award
of Rs. 8,000/-, rs. 5,000/- and Rs. 3,000/- respectively.
The promising teams spotted in the Junior Tournaments
are also given a special prize of rs. 25,000/- each
to help them in improving their infrastructure.
In the main open tournament, the society started
with a prize money of Rs. 1.00 lac in 1987. The
amount was raised to Rs. 2.50 lacs in the year 2000.
In the year 2003 as a part of “40th year Celebrations”,
it was raised to Rs. 5.00 Lacs. In the year 2004,
Prize Money of Rs. 3.50 Lacs was awarded. Winning
team got Rs. 2.00 Lacs, the runners up team Rs.
1,00 Lac and the third position team Rs. 0.50 lac.
M/s Pepsi Food Ltd. have been sponsoring award of
the prize money of Rs. 10,000/- to a team scoring
the maximum number of goals through the penalty
corners in each of the five tournaments. In order
to focus special attention to this important aspect
of the game, M/s. pepsi foods Ltd. have agreed to
raise this prize money to Rs.20,000/-from the year
Prize Money of Rs. 10,000/- has been introduced
in the Senior Tournament for the best team from
the Service in memory of late Lt. Gen. Harbaksh
The Prize Money in all the tournaments is treated
as special diet money for the players / coaches.