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Cuttack gears up for Hockey Men’s World Cup opening ceremony

Cuttack: With 35 days left for the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023, the silver city is gearing up for the opening ceremony to be organised by Hockey India at the Barabati Stadium.

The opening ceremony will be organised ahead of the Hockey World Cup, scheduled to be held in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela of Odisha from January 13 to 29.

In order to ensure the smooth conduct of the much awaited event, a preparatory meeting chaired by Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Sports & Youth Services, R Vineel Krishna was held at the venue.

Odisha set a benchmark and amazed the global sports audience with its spectacular hosting of the Hockey World Cup in 2018.

To make the world cup a memorable one, the state government in collaboration with the Hockey India will organize celebrations in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Berhampur and Sambalpur.

Sports Secretary, R Veneel Krishna advised the officials to support and work closely with the hockey federation to ensure the city is prepared to welcome the World Cup event and that the spectators have a great experience.

To ensure a safe and incident free event, dedicated fire, security and health teams will be deployed days prior to the celebration. Traffic Management and Crowd control were discussed in detail.

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