Bhubaneswar, Jan 5 (FN Agency) Chief Minister Naveen Patnik on Thursday announced an award ofRs 1 crore for each player if Team India lifts the World Cup.Patnaik said this while inaugurating the World Cup Village at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium Complex in Rourkela, He interacted with the National Men’s Hockey Team who are accommodated at the World Cup Village The World Cup Village has been developed within a record nine months and flaunts 225 roomswith all amenities befitting the stature of the Hockey World Cup. The World Cup Village will house the Teams and officials of the upcoming Hockey World Cup.
Sports Minister, Odisha, Tusharkanti Behera, President Hockey India, Dilip Tirkey, Secretary (5T),V K Pandian, Secretary Sports, R Vineel Krishna, MD IDCO, Bhupendra Singh Poonia, Secretary General, Hockey India Bholanath Singh and officials of the Odisha Government and Hockey India were present at the inauguration. The players praised the Odisha Government and thanked Chief Minister Patnaik for developing a holistic ecosystem for Hockey for the players of the nation. The World Cup Village along with the Hockey Practice Centre and the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium will offer a holistic environment for the National and International players for the marque tournament. Taj has been roped in by Hockey India to offer impeccable service and hospitality that reflects the culture of Odisha.