Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed surprise at the Centre's revelation that hockey does not enjoy a special status as the national game of the country.

Recently, in reply to a query under Right to Information Act, Union Government had said that there was no notification or order declaring it as the national game.

The Chief Minister, in a letter to Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken, said that this had disappointed crores of hockey-lovers.

The game had a glorious history in India, he said. Efforts were needed to redeem the game's past glory, he added.

(Agencies)

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