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As   a   part   of     Ambedkar   Centenary   Celebrations     in 1990     the   Government   of     Kerala   ,   decided   to     start     Model Residential   Schools   for   Tribal   students.   The   Government launched the pilot project   one at Kattela in Trivandrum and another at Nalloornad in Wayanad District. Under the auspices supervision   of   Tribal   Development   Department   a   Model Residential School for Boys started in Wayanad District in 1990.

Dr. Ambedkar   Memorial Model Residential school is situated   at   Edavaka       Gramapanchayath   in   Mananthavady
Taluk . From  vth   standard to Plus Two classes there are 354 students to achieve their academic goals . This institution played an important role as a centre of excellence especially for Tribal students   in   Wayanad   District.   The   tribal   students   attained many   achievements   in   academic   and   non   academic   activities, especially in Hockey. This institution gave a time bound training for the mental and physical development of the students..
The   first   certified   hockey   coach   from   Kurichiya community   in moulding  a  Hockey  team of  tribal  students  in Wayanad . Mr. Satheesan , hailing from Peechangode a  near by place   tamed   the   ground   of   Ambedkar     Memmorial   Model Residential School [AMMRGHSS] to play hockey , a sport totally alien to the hills and tribes. He completed the matriculation in 1984  from  G V Raja Sports School Thiruvananthapuram. The year   1995     he   earned   with   certificates   from   the   National Institute of Sports  and Coaching Diploma from Sports Authority of   India,Southern   Central   ,   Bengluru   .   He   came   directly     to AMMRGHSS embracing the dream of teaching hockey to tribal students.
V.K   Sreedharan   Sir   the   then   Headmaster   ,     gave permission to train the boys after school hours as AMMRGHSS which was not a Sports school. There was no provision to appoint a  hockey  coach  Mr.   Satheesan  trained   them  for  the  next  two years without taking any financial aid.

       The Tribal Development Department acknowledged the talents   in   tribal   students   in   hockey   and   appointed   Mr. Satheesan as  a  daily wage staff on contract for hundred rupees. In 2008 he was promoted as a regular coach   ­ a first for any regular   school   in     Kerala.   Any   given  day   ,   they  get   only   two hours training that too after school hours . We have no felicities like     Astroturf   and   modern   equipments.   The   team   won   both Under 17 and Under 19 Championships , the Zonal games at Kannur   They   represented   Jawaharlal   Nehru   Junior Championship  in  Delhi  in  2015 and 2016  ,  after  winning  the school tournament of   Kerala both the years. Though we could not reach the quarter finals we won match against Punjab. We consider this a big achievement even thier winning   are more than Gold Medals. The AMMRGHSS  students were the part of Kerala Team that reached the Under 17 quarter finals at the school National Games in Bhopal in 2016.
      Hockey success has helped many of our students get jobs in Sports   Quota   in   Central   and   State   Government.   Some   have joined the Police department and many of them joined the Army. But   what   the   school   needs   is   a   good   ground.   A   major disadvantage   we   face   at   the   national   level   is   our   lack   of preparedness to play on  Astroturf. We have talents but we want facilities . There are many students who have the potentials to reach the  national team . Given the right support and facilities they definitely will become the future name in Indian Hockey.


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