Bhubaneswar, Mar 6: In the finals of the first Odisha Naval Tata Hockey Grassroot League played today evening at the Kalinga Hockey Complex at Bhubnaeswar, Majhapara Team and SubdegaTeam won the finals in the Girls and Boys categories respectively. In the Girls finals, Majhapara beat Alandaby 2–0 while in the Boys finals Subdega beat Majhaparaby 2–0.
In the Girls category, Puja Majhiof Majhaparawas adjudged the player of the finals for her spectacular performance and Ankita Kerketta was adjudged the best Girls goal keeper of the tournament.
Similarly in the Boys category, Ankit Minzof Subdega was adjuged the player of the finals for his impressive performance and Dilshan Dung Dung was adjudged the best Boys goal keeper of the tournament.
Earlier in the day, the 3rd and 4th placed teams in both categories played for the Bronze Medals. In the Girls category, Kadobahal beat Nuagaonby 4-3 while in the Boys category Purnapani beat Kadobahal by 4-2 to bag the Bronze medals.
In the post-match award ceremony, Padma Shri DilipTirkey, ex-captain of Indian Hockey Team, the Chief Guest on the occasion, handed over the awards to the respective winning teams and players. On the occasion, DilipTirkey said, “I enjoyed the high voltage game played by young talents with practically no exposure to astro turf Hockey and want to thank the Government of Odisha and Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre (HPC) for encouraging these young generation of hockey players to be future of tomorrow.”