Cuttack: All government and private educational institutes in Odisha’s Cuttack district will remain closed after 2 PM tomorrow in view of the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar–Rourkela celebrations at the Barabati Stadium here, informed Collector Bhabani Shankar Chayani.
On the other hand, free Mo Bus service has been arranged for pass/ ticket holders of the event.
The free Mo Bus shuttle service will be available on Master Canteen to Barabati Stadium and Baramunda to Barabati Stadium routes tomorrow, the Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) said.
📢Happy to announce #SpecialMoBusShuttleService has been arranged for citizens on 11/1/2023 for the Celebration event of #FIHOdishaMensHockeyWorldCup23 at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack.
Commuters with valid pass/ticket for the event may travel in #MoBusShuttle routes free of cost. pic.twitter.com/16qnl2dNsS
— Capital Region Urban Transport (@CRUT_BBSR) January 10, 2023
The show will feature live performances by Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh and Disha Patani along with BLACKSWAN, the famous K-Pop band featuring Odisha’s very own Shreya Lenka.
Amongst the stars is Pritam, the writer and composer of the Hockey World Cup 2023 song, along with singers Benny Dayal, Neeti Mohan, Lisa Mishra, Amit Mishra, Antara Mitra, Sreerama Chandra, Nakash Aziz and Shalmali Kholgade.
Guru Aruna Mohanty and National Award winner Shiamak Davar have choreographed the dance performances. The event will also feature many local Odia stars and performers.
“The celebration is an integral part of the tournament as it symbolises our pride in both our state and in our nation for playing host to the Hockey World Cup for the second consecutive time. With stars from local film industries, Bollywood, traditional singers, and even acts from overseas, this promises to be a show that you won’t want to miss. It gives me great pride to offer a warm welcome to all our national and foreign guests as one of the hosts of the tournament and invite them to come celebrate the spirit of hockey with us,” said Hockey India President Dr. Dilip Tirkey.
The Hockey World Cup will be held from 13th January to 29th January at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar and Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela.