Odisha govt extends sponsorship deal with Hockey India till 2036

Bhubaneswar, June 21, 2024.

The newly-elected BJP-led Odisha government has pledged to continue its association with hockey, extending its sponsorship deal with Hockey India until 2036.

The year 2036 holds special significance for Odisha as it marks the centenary of its establishment as an independent state in 1936, a momentous occasion for the people of the state.

This partnership was solidified in a high-level meeting attended by Hockey India president Dilip Tirkey, secretary-general Bhola Nath Singh, Chief Minister of Odisha Mohan Charan Majhi, Minister of State for Sports & Youth Services Suryabanshi Suraj, Chief Secretary & Chief Development Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena, and Commissioner-cum-Secretary R Vineel Krishna.