Bhubaneswar is all set to host the lads’s hockey WorldCup in 2018 and the World League remaining in 2017 at Kalinga Stadium.
“The state is poised to host the hockey World League remaining subsequent yr and the celebrated males’s hockey World Cup in 2018,” mentioned Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday.
He was talking on the Junior World Chess Championship organised at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Know-how (KIIT) College.
Bhubaneswar has already efficiently hosted the eight-nation Champions Trophy males’s hockey match in 2014.
“The state has already been positioned within the worldwide sporting map. The state authorities assigns excessive significance for promotion of sports activities and growth of sports activities infrastructure,” stated the chief minister.
He stated the federal government has made a variety of coverage interventions to encourage sportspersons to excel in nationwide and worldwide sporting occasions.
“Direct recruitment of meritorious sportspersons, substantial enhancement of money incentives for profitable sports activities, individuals are a number of the initiatives,” added the chief minister.
Patnaik additionally expressed his happiness that the girls and boys of Odisha are exhibiting wonderful efficiency in varied nationwide and worldwide occasions lately.