Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday felicitated the state government officials for smooth conduct of the Men’s Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium.
Government agencies like Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, Bhubaneswar Development Authority, Odisha Mining Corporation, Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation, Odisha Tourism Development Corporation and officials of sports, tourism and works department were felicitated for their efforts in conducting the mega event.
A total of 16 teams participated in the mega sporting event that was organised from November 28 to December 16.
The state government also organised grand opening ceremonies in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack ahead of the event that was attended by Bollywood celebrities like Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit and A R Rahman.
For the mega event, the Kalinga Stadium was renovated to a world-class venue. It included doubling its capacity.