Puri: The mascot of all sporting events in the Odisha, Olly was on Saturday seen at a sea beach in Puri spreading the message among the tourists and citizens about the FIH ProLeague Hockey tournament.
India will face a stiff test against world champions Belgium at the FIH Pro League Hockey in their second round of the tournament, starting at the iconic Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar today.
Belgium are currently leading the standings with 11 points from four games, while The Netherlands are placed second with seven points from as many matches.
Australia are placed third with six points from four games, followed by Germany and India.
Alongside the promotion of the event, the mascot aims to raise awareness about the conservation of the Olive Ridley turtle, which is said to be on the verge of extinction in the state of Odisiha.