Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for highlighting Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup-2018 in his Mann Ki Baat today.
“Chief Minister @Naveen_Odisha thanks Prime Minister @narendramodi for highlighting #HWC2018 in #Bhubaneswar & the #Odisha’s rich culture & places of tourist attraction, in today’s #MannKiBaat. CM reiterates that entire Odisha is waiting to welcome the world,” said the CMO Odisha on its Twitter handle.
It should be noted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing countrymen in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme on Sunday, advised sport lovers to attend the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup-2018 scheduled to be held at the Kalinga Stadium here from November 28 to December 16 and cheer the teams.
The PM also suggested them to explore Odisha during their visit to the State for witnessing the mega sporting event by visiting various tourist spots and holy places.
“We have been fortunate to be the hosts of the Men’s Hockey World Cup-2018 in Bhubaneswar. It is a good chance for the sport lovers to witness closely contested matches. Go to Bhubaneswar and cheer up the Indian team and also encourage each team there,” Modi said.
“Odisha has a dignified historical background and a very rich cultural tradition. People of the State are full of warmth. This is a chance for the sport lovers to see Odisha. They can visit the world famous holy places like the Sun Temple in Konark, Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri and Chilika Lake along with enjoying the games there,” he said.