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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik releases book titled ‘FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023’

In a significant celebration of sports and culture, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik released the coffee table book titled ‘FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023’. The book, a publication by Sportstar, the esteemed sports magazine of The Hindu Group, encapsulates the essence and excitement of the 15th FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup held in 2023.

Celebrating Hockey in Odisha

The FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 was a monumental event for Odisha, hosting the prestigious tournament at two prime locations: Bhubaneswar and Rourkela. The state’s successful organization of the event underscored its commitment to promoting sports, especially hockey, which has a special place in the hearts of its people.

The Coffee Table Book: A Tribute to the Sport

Sportstar’s coffee table book serves as a lasting tribute to the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023, meticulously capturing every on-field action and off-field celebration. This 252-page volume is replete with outstanding photographs that bring to life the sporting prowess, cultural festivities, and the palpable excitement of spectators. The book’s rich printing and vibrant visuals make it a collector’s item, preserving the memories of the World Cup for generations to come.

A Vision for the Future

During the release, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed his hope that the success of the World Cup would inspire the younger generation in Odisha and across India to embrace hockey. He envisioned a resurgence in the popularity of Indian hockey, building on the legacy and the global platform provided by the World Cup.

Distinguished Attendees

The book release event was attended by prominent figures, including R Vineel Krishna, Secretary of Odisha’s Sports and Youth Services Department, and Sridhar Aranala, Vice-President alongside SDT Rao, General Manager of The Hindu Group. Their presence underscored the collaborative effort between the state and The Hindu Group in bringing the book to fruition.

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