Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik releases commemorative postage stamp on #Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup. CM released the stamp hours before the commencement of the first match of the sporting event at the Kalinga Stadium here today.
The stamps aim at commemorating the 14th edition of the Men’s Hockey World Cup in Odisha, which will kick-start Wednesday evening with Belgium taking on Canada and India playing against South Africa in Pool C.
Speaking on the occasion, Patnaik said, “I thank the Postal Department for producing these beautiful stamps at the time of the Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar.”
“A stall has been set up at the Kalinga Stadium from where citizens can get the new stamps. To promote the stamps, a state-level exhibition will be held at Keonjhar from December 15 to 17,” said Jaleswar Kanhar, Chief Post Master General.
Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi and Development Commissioner R. Balakrishnan were prominent among others present on the special event.