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Odisha to extend Indian Hockey Sponsorship by another three years till 2036

Bhubaneswar (21/06/2024): The Odisha government has announced extension of sponsorship of Indian hockey by three years till 2036. Odisha has been the official sponsor of both the Men and Women National Hockey Teams since 2018. This is the second extension of the sponsorship.
The first phase, which commenced in 2018, lasted until 2023.
In April, the previous government had decided to further extend its sponsorship for both the Men and Women Indian Hockey Teams (Senior and Junior) for another ten years from 2023 to 2033.
Now, the sponsorship got extended by another three years keeping in mind the goals of 'Vision Odisha: 2036'. This was informed by Minister Suryabanshi Suraj. The announcement came following the meeting of Hockey India President Dilip Tirkey and Secretary Bhola Nath Singh with Chief Minister Mohan Majhi here at the State Guest House in Bhubaneswar. In an official release, the CMO stated that the decision to extend Odisha's sponsorship of Indian Hockey by another three years was taken to mark and celebrate the state's 100th year of its formation and keeping in mind the possibility of Gujarat hosting the 2036 Olympics.