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CM unveils the Hockey World Cup trophy
Sportslogon Team September 4th 2018

Bhubaneswar : After the 18th Asian Games, the World Cup hockey fever is taking up its momentum in the country. The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik boost up the campaign by unveiling the trophy of the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup here at State Secretariat here on Tuesday.

The Odisha Government is taking all possible steps to organise the hockey’s highest ranking tournament schedule to be held at Kalinga Stadium from November 28 to December 16 in a befitting manner and ensure that it’s a grand success.

The trophy tour will be the another component of world cup hockey promotion campaign. The Government has been received 18 replica trophies from Hockey India, the trophies will be placed in different public offices and public places, said Sports and Youth Services Director Vineel Krishna.

The trophies will placed in six specially-decorated canters, which will ply in a defined route plan to cover 314 blocks and 113 urban local bodies inside the State. In the end of the October month the trophy tour will move some other State, added Vineel.

It has been planned to display trophies in the Sports and Youth Services, Bhubaneswar Municipality Corporation, Bhubaneswar Development Authority and Commissionerate Police office for public display.

The Sports and Youth Services Department also in a plane to install a 10 feat world Cup trophy near Unit-1 market, so people can take the opportunity to have selfie with the mega trophy.

The Hockey World Cup trophy was designed by the Bashir Moojid and created by the Pakistani Army on 27 March 1971. The trophy consists of a silver cup with an intricate floral design, surmounted by a globe of the world in silver and gold, placed on a high blade base inlaid with ivory.

At its peak is a model hockey stick and ball. Without its base, the trophy stands 120.85 mm high. Including the base, the trophy stands 650 mm. It weighs 11,560 g including 895 gm of gold, 6,815 gm of silver, 350 gm of ivory and 3,500 gm of teak. .
This news was added and updated on : September 4th 2018
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