Cricket has overshadowed every sport in India. But, with the Under-17 Football World Cup last year, India proved other games might get an opportunity. Odisha is hosting Hockey World Cup and the state is all Hockey. From school kid to Auto drivers everyone is excited as the Country hosting world cup The opening ceremony will take place in Kalinga Stadium.
All the sixteen teams have reached here for the World Cup between November 28 and December 16. The Kalinga Stadium is fully prepared where the opening ceremony will be held and following matches will be played.
The official said that Madhuri Dixit is presenting a dance drama named ‘Dharati Ka Geet’ with 1000 artists. Shah Rukh Khan will arrive here on Tuesday and will leave for Mumbai immediately after the opening ceremony. Legendary Singer AR Rahman is already in the town.
In the second inauguration ceremony, Salman Khan had said to be confirmed his participation where AR Rahman will be present. In Cuttak the second ceremony will take place on Wednesday 28th November.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took all the actions in his hand to make this event a grand one. He was seen promoting it from long back. Yesterday he met all the Captain as well in a photo session.
Odisha Government had announced a holiday for school. Educational institutions and government officials across the state will be working until 01:30 Pm on Tuesday courtesy inauguration ceremony.