Fans eagerly await the Hockey World Cup celebration at Barabati Stadium

Fans eagerly await the Hockey World Cup celebration at Barabati Stadium

The tournament will see 16 teams and some of the biggest superstars in the sport compete for the coveted title of world champion. But before the matches begin, fans are in for a treat as Odisha and Hockey India have left no stone unturned to ensure the celebration of the World Cup is a spectacular event, at the iconic Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on January 11.

The Silver City is buzzing with excitement as the Barabati Stadium has an exciting capacity, which will give 35,000 fans the chance to see some of their favorite stars up close and personal, and collectively rejoice that the Hockey World Cup is back in Odisha. Nothing commemorates a celebration like dazzling decorations, performances and music.

Before the main celebration event, viewers can experience the rich culture and tradition of India through the mesmerizing performances of acts such as the Prince Dance Troupe, of India’s Got Talent fame and renowned for their dynamic and graceful moves, and international performers, Black Zwaan. Ollywood’s power couple Sabyasachi Mishra and Archana Sahu will also attend the celebration

While fans can’t wait for the World Cup proceedings to begin, they’ll be looking forward to the introductory segment, where the captains of 16 teams will compete virtually.

This is followed by a performance by Bollywood actress Disha Patani who will keep viewers enchanted through a dance medley. Fans have been counting the days to be a part of this celebration.

The charismatic Ranveer Singh closes the celebration, “Celebrating the Spirit of Hockey” and dances to his heart’s content.

A fan on the way to Cuttack said hosting the World Cup is “a matter of great pride for Odisha, I look forward to experiencing the atmosphere in the stadium and I am grateful that the government of Odisha has invested wholeheartedly in the development of sports.”

Meanwhile, the government of Odisha announced a half-day holiday for all schools in the state on Wednesday.

In an order, the Department of School and Mass Education said that all government, aided, private and public (self-funded) schools will be closed to view the live broadcast of various entertainment programs based on arts, culture, heritage and traditions of the state presented at the opening ceremony.

In the Cuttack Municipal Corporation area, except for schools, all government offices, universities, colleges and banking institutions will remain closed from 1:30 p.m. IST in the second half for World Cup celebrations.

The state government has also declared a half-day holiday for all technical and vocational institutions from 3 p.m. on Wednesday. The government has installed LCD/LED screens at various locations in the city of Cuttack and many other cities for live coverage of the event.

The World Cup celebrations of the 2023 Hockey World Cup will be broadcast across the country.

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