Bhubaneswar : The International Hockey Federation has honored him with the prestigious President’s Award for his contribution to the development and promotion of hockey in the State.
The award was presented to V.K. Pandian at a special virtual function.
Significant efforts have been made at the government level to promote hockey in the State. Odisha is the sponsor of the Indian hockey team and is preparing for the Hockey World Cup in 2023.
Similarly, the government has already started working 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.