Bhubaneswar: The Inter University Women’s Hockey Championship organized by Rama Devi Women’s University was inaugurated on Thursday in Biju Patnaik Sports Complex, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
Hockey is our national sport and we should foster the spirit of hockey, said Ananta Narayan Jena, a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Bhubaneswar.
In light of 2022 Women’s Hockey World Cup, Jena motivated the audience and called upon to popularize the soil of Odisha for the sports of hockey.
Prof. Aparajita Chowdhury, Vice-Chancellor of the university stressed the spirt of hockey in Odisha and the entire country.
She further pointed out that first time the Inter University Women’s Hockey Championship has been organized and it has healded in a new era in the age of sports.
Hockey is a game for all. Not only men but also women have all rights to play hockey with all their hearts and dedication said Prof. Sabita Acharya, Vice-chancellor of Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
Prof. Acharya spread the positive vibes of women’s hockey championship among audience.
How women’s hockey can be promoted not only Odisha , but also globally should be the prime motto. Odisha has been blessed with great hockey players since the years and so Higher Education department, Govt of Odisha has been taking promising steps for the promotion of women’s hockey championship, Prof Prafulla Kumar Mohanty, Vice-Chancellor, Khallikote University, Berhampur asserted.
Dilip Tirkey, former Indian team hockey Captain and Hockey India President India, and former women’s hockey captain Jagdishnita Kullu stand as inspiration for all the hockey players of Odisha. Odisha is doing well on the front of hockey in the national level, stated Paulina Surin , former international hockey player.
There were three matches completed between Rama Devi Women’s University and Fakir Mohan University; Sambalpur University and Maharaj Shre Rama Chandra University; and Shri Jagannath Sanskrit University and KIIT University.