Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup promoted in KBC
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik promoted Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup-2018 on the popular quiz show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ on Sony TV.
In a 50 second promotional video released by the Sony TV, Patnaik was seen congratulating the Indian hockey team for the upcoming event.
In the video message, the Odisha CM said, “In Odisha hockey is the most popular sport. It is very popular, particularly in our tribal areas. You see, the children by the time they learn to walk, they go on to playing hockey.”
“We are looking forward to welcoming the Indian hockey team in Bhubaneswar and see that they are victorious,” the CM added.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will welcome the Indian Hockey team on KBC’s Karmveer episode to be aired on Friday.
The actor shared a picture with the players on his Twitter handle, writing, “T 2942 – Honouring the Indian Hockey Team on KBC Karmveer episode.. their dedication, their effort for the country is beyond compare”
Hockey team captain PR Sreejesh, Arjuna Awardee Manpreet Singh, along with some other players will be seen on KBC soon. Treating his fans, Big B also shared some other pictures from the episode.
The tournament will kick start from November 28 and will conclude with the final match on December 16 at Kalinga Stadium. The pool-wise matches will be held between November 28 and December 9, with two matches per day starting at 5.00 pm and 7.00 pm (IST) respectively.
Belgium will face Canada in the first match of the opening day while India will lock horn in the second match of the day with South Africa.
Recently, the Chief Minister announced that music director AR Rahman and lyricist Gulzar will pen the title song for the upcoming tournament. Besides, Rahman would perform live in the opening ceremony of the prestigious tournament.
Moreover, Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan will also attend the opening ceremony of Odisha’s biggest sports extravaganza on November 27.
“Thank you Shah Rukh Khan ji. Appreciate your magnanimity and love for hockey. Your presence will surely enthuse Indian Hockey Team and millions of fans. #Odisha eagerly awaits you and look forward to seeing you cheer at #HockeyWorldCup2018 #OdishaWelcomesSRK,” wrote the CM on his twitter handle.