Bhubaneswar: Hours before the commencement of the first match of the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium here, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday released five commemorative postage stamps based on the sporting event at the state Secretariat.
The stamps aim at commemorating the 14th edition of the Men’s Hockey World Cup in the state.
“I would like to thank the Postal Department for producing these beautiful stamps at the time of the Hockey World Cup,” Mr Patnaik said on the occasion.
“A stall has been set up at the Kalinga Stadium from where citizens can get the new stamps. To promote the stamps, a state-level exhibition will be held at Keonjhar from December 15 to 17,” said Chief Post Master Jaleswar Kanhar.
The Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 kicked off on Wednesday and will end on 16 December. Host India started their campaign against South Africa on the opening day.