New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Extending best wishes to the Hockey World Cup to be held in Bhubaneswar next month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today advised the sports lovers to encourage the players as well as grab the opportunity to visit and enjoy the famous places of Odisha.
In 49th edition of Maan Ki Baat programme, Modi also explained the rich cultural heritage and history of Odisha.
“It is a good chance for the sport lovers to witness closely contested matches. Go to Bhubaneshwar and cheer up the Indian team and also encourage each team there. Odisha has a dignified historical background and has a very rich cultural tradition. People of the state are full of warmth. This is a chance for the sports lovers to see Odisha. They can visit the world famous holy places like the Sun Temple of Konark, Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri and Chilka Lake along with enjoying the games there,” Modi said while conveying his wishes to all the teams from around the world coming to participate in the tournament.
He also assured all sports persons that 125 crore Indians are supporting them.
“Each Indian who plays any game or has interest in any game has a definite interest in Hockey. India has a golden history in Hockey. India has won gold medals in various tournaments and has been the World Champion once,” the PM said.