Bhubaneswar, 22/5 9AO Bureau): The International Hockey Federation has honored IAS VK Pandian with the prestigious Presidents Award for his contribution to the development and advancement of hockey in the state. a Chief Minister’s personal secretary and 5T secretary was awarded at a special event held in virtually.
Congratulations to Mr. V Karthikeyan Pandian, IAS, and Private Secretary Private Secretary to Chief Minister, Odisha, on being recognised with the FIH Presidents Award during the #47thFIHCongress today. 👏
— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) May 22, 2021
Significant efforts have been made at the government level to promote hockey in the state. While Odisha is the sponsor of the Indian hockey team, Odisha is preparing for the Hockey World Cup in 2023. Similarly, the government has already started work for a world-class hockey stadium in Rourkela. Odisha has made a name for itself in the world of hockey by hosting the Hockey Champions Trophy at the Kalinga Stadium in 2014 and the Hockey World League in 2017. It is alleged that the ambassador provided the information to Hussein. After Pandian received the award, Hockey India congratulated Pandian and said that he was eligible for the prestigious award.