PM praises Odisha for Men’s Hockey World Cup

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modion Monday praised the people of Odisha for their warmth and hospitality duringthe Men’s Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium here.

“Kudos to all those who worked hard toensure the 2018 Hockey World Cup is a resounding success.Congratulations to the people and Government of Odisha for their warmth and hospitality,” tweeted thePrime Minister.

He said the Hockey World Cup in Odisha has been a treat for sports lovers.

“It was characterised by iconic matches,exceptional individual performances and wonderful team efforts. The tournament has also enhanced the popularity of hockey among the people of India,especially the youth,” said the Prime Minister.

Belgium lifted their maiden field hockey World Cup title after edging out the Netherlands 3-2 in a dramatic penaltyshoot out at Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.

“Thank you so much and congratulations@TheHockeyIndia for the most epic, best organized and most impressive World Cup ever. Thank you people of India/Bhubaneswar, for your hospitality and kindness! You were fabulous!,” read the Twitter handle of the Belgian team.