Bhubaneswar,18/08/18:Today DGP,Odisha Dr.Rajendra P.Sharma reviewed the entire security arrangements for the Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium.
Commissioner of police Mr.Satyajit Mohanty,Mr.Amitabh Thakur,IGP,Mr.Anup Sahoo,DCP and many senior police officers of Commissionerate, Secretary Sports Mr. Vishal Dev and other officials of the Government, Hockey India officials, event management officials and senior officers of State Police Headquarters attended. All aspects of Security including arrangements at the Stadium, traffic, parking etc was discussed. All issues were discussed threadbare.
Arrangements for the security and safety of players inside the stadium, their accommodations and during the daily movement of participating teams were inspected.Speaking to Press Dr.Sharma said,” We have the responsibility to ensure tight security at the venue for the VIPs, officials and guest delegations from other participating countries during the event,”.
Sources said the visitors would enter and exit the stadium through six gates during the league. Besides, special arrangements have been made for the security of the players during their stay in hotels and travel to the venue.
Angul,17/08/18:The interdepartmental football tournament Futsal – 2018, organised by the Jindal Officer Club (JOC) has been concluded in presence of a huge gathering. Team Josh, comprising players from CGP, RMHS, Logistic, CHP and Coal Washery emerged as the champion of the year by defeating team Royal Dynamos in 3-0 goals.
Damodar Mittal, EVP-Iron Making and General Secretary JOC and A.N. Tiwari, EVP-CGP graced the occasion as Chief Guest and Guest-of-Honor respectively and distributed trophies to the Winner and Runners-up teams.
This tournament was started on 08th of August with six teams comprising best players from different departments of JSPL, Angul.
Tamal Samanta and Mubarak Hussain of Team Josh won the Golden Boot Award whereas Swadesh Rout of the same team received the Best Player of the tournament award.
The tournament was organized under the supervision of Joint General Secretary of JOC & AVP Projects Mr. Ashish Pandey, office bearers and team members.
Bhubaneswar,09/08/18:Odisha's Sohini Sanjay Mohanty who knocked out Manipur's Nandini Laishram in the girls' singles semi-final, notched up an easy 6-1,6-0 win over Y Thoibi of Manipur in the final to emerge champion before claiming doubles title with Nandini Laishram.
Y Thoibi of Manipur sealed a 6-3, 6-2 win over Adrika Rajkumari of Assam in the semi-final final before conceding to Sohini Sanjay Mohanty.
Mohanty and Nandita capitalised on Assam's pair, Rima Taye and Adrika Rajkumari to pull off a 6-3, 6-1 win in the girls' doubles semi-final before enjoying 6-3, 6-2 win over Manipur's Y Thoibi and Sanareima Ningthemcha in the final.
Sohini S Mohanty from Odisha won the double crown by winning both singles & doubles title of Girls U12 event in AITA Championship series tennis tournament at Imphal,Manipur.
Today in singles final she defeated Yumnam Thoibi from Manipuri by 6-2,6-2 and in doubles final partnering with L Nandini Chanu defeated Y Thoibi and partner Sanareima M N C by 6-2,6-2.
New Delhi,(16/07/18):Football-fever in the world is over with world-cup final match played at Moscow (Russia) on 15.07.2018 between France and Croatia. Football is most favourite game in the world leaving cricket much behind being placed at number-seven. India once held number-one position in Hockey too, but that also vanished with cricket monopolizing in India with cricketers earning enormously through crores of rupees given annually to individual cricketers by Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) as salary, match-money and award money apart from huge income from other sources like from advertisements.
It is a matter of concern that world’s second largest populated country India with a population of more than 130 crores does not figure anywhere in world’s most favourite game of football, while Croatia with just about with a small population of just about 43 lakhs managed to reach to world-cup final. It is time that a planned craze may be developed in Indians to make football and hockey also their favourite game like Cricket so that India may also one dream of winning world-cup final in football. Playing football is also otherwise is healthy requiring strong bodies and sharp mind unlike cricket which is more or less a game of chance.
Bhubaneswar: Four players from Odisha have been included in the 18-member squad for the Women’s Hockey World Cup to be played in London next month.
They are defenders Deep Grace Ekka and Sunita Lakra, and midfielders Namita Toppo and Lilima Minz.
Forward Rani Rampal has named as the captain of India’s squad for the prestigious tournament which is slated to begin on July 21.
India have been placed in Pool B alongside hosts and world no. 2 England, world no. 7 USA and world no. 16 Ireland.
While experienced Rani will lead the team, goalkeeper Savita has been named as her deputy.
Indian women’s team:
Goalkeepers: Savita (Vice-Captain), Rajani Etimarpu
Defenders: Sunita Lakra, Deep Grace Ekka, Deepika, Gurjit Kaur, Reena Khokhar
Midfielders: Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz, Monika, Neha Goyal, Navjot Kaur, Nikki Pradhan
Forwards: Rani (Captain), Vandana Katariya, Navneet Kaur, Lalremsiami, Udita.
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday visited Kalinga Stadium sports complex in Bhubaneswar and inspected the progress of the infrastructure works for the upcoming Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018.
“Reviewed the progress of work at Kalinga Stadium & happy to see the pace of the beautification and modernization work. I am assured that it will be completed well in time, ensuring a world-class hockey experience during Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018. #HWC2018,” the CM tweeted.
The 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup will be the 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup field hockey tournament. It is scheduled to be held from 28 November to 16 December 2018 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
As many as 16 countries, including hosts India, will participate in the 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup.
Patnaik was accompanied by Sports and Youth Affairs Secretary Vishal Kumar Dev and other senior officials of the department.
Talcher:NTPC Kaniha has recently organized First Inter Region Sports Meet-2018 at its Recreation Center.In this flagship event 4 teams from different projects were participated i.e NTPC Bongaigaon, NTPC Darlipali, NTPC Talcher Thermal Power Station and NTPC Kaniha. This Sports based programme was inaugurated by ED, NTPC Kaniha and President-Tanvi Sangam along with all the Lady members on 7th June, 2018. Besides this, all the GMs from different departments were also present. The programme was started with a motivational note to develop the sportsman spirit amongst all the Individuals and to love the sports as part of life.
This event comprised of 3 events, viz Badminton, Table tennis and Carrom.
NTPC Kaniha declared as “Event Champion”. NTPC Thermal emerged as winner in Table Tennis event. NTPC TTPS, NTPC Darlipali and NTPC Bongaigaon won Runners up Trophies in Badminton, TT and Carrom events, respectively.
Finally, this programme concluded with a Grand Prize distribution ceremony in the presence of Shri N Acharya (GM Maint.), Shri Anil Jana (GM FM), Shri N.S. Rao (GM TS) coupled with amazing cultural events by the NTPC Kaniha Township kids on 9th June, 2018.
Rourkela,This shocking announcement came from the greatest batsman ever; rather, we must say a ‘great sport person’ who took retirement from all formats of International cricket with immediate effect, came from his twitter accounts. He said “It is the time for others to take over”. This news has shocked the entire cricket fraternity and his fans present across the globe. He has carried a great personality and is known for his coolness and unique unorthodox cricketing shots. He has already played 123 Tests, 228 One-Day International and 78 T20 for South Africa. He scored 8765 runs in Test at an average of 50.66, 9577 runs in ODI with an average of 53.50 and 1672 runs inT20 at an average of 26.12. Altogether he had scored 47 centuries and 109 fifties which is stupendous and had performed excellent in IPL as well. This IPL was his fourth IPL edition and this year he was representing RCB but unfortunately RCB could not qualify for playoff. He had captained South African team for years together in ODI and in Test but in both formats he decided to quit captaincy, where decision was his personal one means he was a successful captain. He also holds many records including world’s fastest ODI 50, 100 and 150, the fastest Test century and fastest 50 in T20 by a South African. He started his cricketing career in International cricket in the year 2004 against England in Test and had debuted ODI in 2005. He joined South African Team as a Wicket-keeper/Batsman but with due course of time he has mended himself to a good fielder and an all-rounder. He married his girl friend Danielle Swart to whom he had proposed in the year 2012 at Taj Mahal in India. They got married in the year 2013 and is blessed with two sons, Abrham and John. In his earlier life he also represented his country in other sports, which shows his versatility. Undoubtedly he is the greatest cricketer ever, the same impression, Virat kohli, his intimate friend also carries. Whenever he comes to ground the crowd becomes joyful because of his unique shots and his temperament. His untimely retirement is a great loss to International cricket. But he believes that the decision to leave cricket is appropriate when you are playing good and keeping yourself fit and fine.