Bhubaneswar: A unique visual treat and experiential fun awaits hockey fans and visitors of Balijatra that commenced today in Cuttack and will go on till 16 November, 2022.
This year, Odisha’s largest open air trade fair has added a dash of hockey flavour to its celebration.
With just few months to go for the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar- Rourkela, Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera graced and inaugurated a unique enclosure set up by Sports and Youth Services Department and Hockey India, in Cuttack at the famous Balijatra, in the presence of hockey players, fans and visitors, to promote the upcoming prestigious World Cup.
The stall has been curated with style and stands out with its uniqueness. It showcases Odisha’s growth in prominence as a global hub of hockey through visual memoirs from the past. Other attractions include an interesting fan zone, photobooth and an opportunity to pose with the World Cup trophy replica.
A thoughtful hockey playing ambience has been created to attract and inspire general public particularly children towards Hockey and to cherish the glorious contributions of our State Govt in taking lead role in promoting Hockey at the global level, and I encourage people to Balijatra and celebrate our moments in Hockey, shared, Sports Minister, Tusharkanti Behera.
Since its inauguration earlier today, the stall has grabbed attention and seen a commendable number of footfalls. The interaction there revealed the enthusiasm amongst the general public for the upcoming World Cup and how eager they are to witness great teams play at both Bhubaneswar and Rourkela.