Bhubaneswar gears up to host 2023 Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup

Bhubaneswar: City is inching closure to the festive occasion, after few days people will enjoy the Sunday morning with”Patha Utsav”. Bhubaneswar is happening and people from all walks will take part and host the 2023 Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup organised by Govt. of Odisha.
In a meeting today Mayor Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC)Sulochana Das told to involve as much as groups for welcoming the trophy on 25th December 2022.

The Govt. of Odisha is hosting the 2023 Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup and the games are scheduled at Bhubaneswar at Kalinga Stadium and Rourkela. As a host to the international event 2023 Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup, every citizen of the city is feeling proud to be a host and celebrating on their own way; told Commissioner Vijay Amruta Kulange.

On 25th of December 2022, the World Cup Trophy will be received in Bhubaneswar and Patha Utsav is proposed to be organized to celebrate the occasion. The Patah Utsav on 25th of the month will be at Master Canteen to Ram Mandir and next two (8th and 15th Jan 2023) will be at other places of the city and this will be intimated beforehand.
Different programmes like yoga, health check-up, live painting, music, cultural shows, and talent demonstration are in the list of proposed activities.

As a preparatory measure and to bring in inclusiveness and ownership of the residents of the city, a Mass Cleanliness drives with public participation in every ward of BMC is planned to be organized on 24.12.2022.
Sitting Corporators of each ward will lead the programme and the day is dedicated to sanitation workers. ZDC of each ward shall conduct meeting and carry out such activities for smooth execution of Mass Cleanness drive.

Community groups from each ward will join in the drive and they will sit with the Safa Bhai and Safa Didi of their respective wards to felicitate them for their noble work. On the occasion of Men’s FIH Hockey, their support is a major contribution to show case city’s cleanliness and a friendly interaction with them will touch them, told Commissioner.

Regarding welcoming the trophy in important squares there will be gathering and community welcome programme. It was also discussed to find out talents in each ward and propose their names to undergo the process for demonstration at Patha Utsav. Corporators were requested to suggest names for screening.