Bhubaneswar: The Hockey Men’s World Cup-2018 opened with a glittering ceremony at the Kalinga Stadium here this evening.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik declared the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 open.
“Bhubaneswar is hosting the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018, are you happy?” asked Patnaik while addressing the enthusiastic hockey fans.
“I welcome all the international hockey teams, the distinguished delegates and the hockey officials to Odisha. You’re the guests of 4.5 cr Odia people. I assure you that you will have good stay here and wishing every one of you very best, I declared the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 open,” he ended.