The Indian hockey team has caught everyone’s attention with its stellar performance at the Tokyo Olympics. Speaking of men’s hockey team or women’s hockey team, both of them have done well in this Olympics.
Both India’s men’s and women’s teams have reached the semifinals of the Olympics. The entire country hopes to win medals from both the teams. However, the men’s team’s dream of winning gold has been shattered. But this is the first time in the history of the Olympics that the Indian women’s team has reached the semifinals. After the hockey team reached the semi-finals of the Olympics, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has started getting a lot of buzz on social media. Let us know what is the reason behind this.
The big corporations usually sponsor teams participating in the Maha Kumbh of sports, but this is not the case in Indian hockey. In fact, the Odisha government itself is sponsoring the Indian hockey team, not any big company or corporate. Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is being lauded on social media for this. In fact, when the Indian hockey team needed financial support, the Odisha government stood by them. Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has also been a hockey goalkeeper in his school days. Today, the Indian hockey team sponsored by the Odisha government is attracting the whole world with its powerful game.
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Odisha is the first state in the country to sponsor the Indian hockey team. Sahara had sponsored Indian hockey before the Odisha government, but in 2018, Sahara withdrew government sponsorship. While cricket was winning hearts in India, the Odisha government helped Indian hockey and gave it a new lease of life. The Odisha government is to be commended for the way the Indian team is playing in the Olympics today.
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