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Odisha to Sponsor Indian Hockey Teams for Five Years

Published on February 16, 2018
Indian Hockey Teams have got the new sponsor in the form of Odisha Government which has decided to be the promoter of the teams for the next five years.
This news is heartwarming because, in India, where cricket fans occupy the majority, other sports remain at the backdrop.
Odisha to Sponsor Indian Hockey Teams for Five Years

  • The announcement was made on the occasion of an event attended by Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and members of Indian hockey teams,  International Hockey Federation (FIH) and IOA President Narinder Batra, IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta among other dignitaries.
  • Along with this association, the teams got new logo unveiled during the event. No doubt, Odisha has given our country the finest hockey players and Hockey team of Bhuvneshwar has won the Kalinga Lancers in the Hockey India League. 
  • Odisha's sponsorship will definitely help to promote the game and also to attract the youth toward hockey.
  • The state is the host and proud title sponsor of the FIH men's Hockey World Cup to be held later this year.

 Patnaik said.

“Hockey in Odisha is more than a sport, it’s a way of life, especially in our tribal regions where children learn to walk with hockey sticks. No wonder Odisha has produced India’s finest hockey talent. This is a first where a state government will not just be promoting a sport within its boundaries but will also support and nurture India hockey. This is Odisha’s gift to the nation,”

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