Bhubaneswar: 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.