BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government, which is sponsoring the Indian hockey teams since 2018, will continue its patronage for Indian hockey for another 10 years.
The announcement was made by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here on Tuesday at a special event organized to felicitate Indian men's and women's hockey teams for their outstanding performance at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics.
In recognition of their achievement and their potential to be the top teams in the world, Patnaik announced that Odisha will continue to sponsor Indian hockey teams for another 10 years after the present sponsorship deal ends in 2023.
"We in Odisha are elated that our partnership with Hockey India has led to this great achievement for the country. I believe Odisha and hockey are destined to become synonymous," Patnaik said.
"We will continue our partnership with Hockey India. Odisha will support the Indian Hockey teams for 10 more years. This will herald a new era of Indian hockey and bring glory to the nation," the Chief Minister said at the event. IANS