Bhubaneswar, Dec 17 (LocalWire): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Odisha for successful hosting of the Mens’ Hockey World Cup 2018.
“The Hockey World Cup in Odisha has been a treat for sports lovers. It was characterised by iconic matches, exceptional individual performances and wonderful team efforts. The tournament has also enhanced the popularity of hockey among the people of India, especially the youth,” Modi tweeted.
“Kudos to all those who worked hard to ensure the 2018 Hockey World Cup is a resounding success. Congratulations to the people and Government of Odisha for their warmth and hospitality,” he posted.
The hockey fest that kicked off with a gala opening ceremony on November 27 at Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneswar ended on a high note on Sunday with Belgium lifting the world cup trophy defeating Netherlands.