Bhubaneswar, December 16 2019 (localWire): The 68th edition of All India Police Hockey – 2019 tournament was inaugurated today at 7th OSAP Battalion Ground, Bhubaneswar.
As many as 500 players and 200 officials and trainers from 23 teams, consisting of Central Para Military Forces and State Police Organisations are taking part in the nine-day sporting event.
Since this tournament is being organised for the first time by Odisha Police and the fact that a large number of players and officials are participating in the championship, the officials have to work with utmost sincerity and seriousness for success of the mega sporting event, said Director General of Police Abhay while inaugurating the event here today.
The championship is being organised under the aegis of ‘All India Police Sports Control Board’.
The Sports and Youth Services department of the State government is providing necessary support in the form of manpower and material to make this event a grand success, he said adding that Odisha Hockey Association is providing required logistics and technical support.