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Naveen to host hockey players for dinner tomorrow

16/08/2021 at 6:59 PM

Indian men’s hockey loses to Belgium

Bhubaneswar, Aug 16: While Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hosted the Olympic-returned Indian athletes for breakfast at his residence, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will host the hockey players for dinner on Tuesday.

The Indian men’s hockey players and women’s hockey players will arrive in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday.

The Odisha government is sponsoring both men’s and women’s hockey teams.

The players of both the teams will arrive at Bhubaneswar airport at 11.10 am tomorrow. They will be welcomed by Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera.

In the evening, a special ceremony will be held at the Lokseva Bhawan convention hall. Later, hockey players will attend a dinner hosted by the Chief Minister.

The men’s hockey team won bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics while the women’s hockey team managed to reach semi-final.

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