Odisha CM Receives FIH President's Award

02 November 2019


Bhubaneswar: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) today recognized Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik by awarding him with the prestigious FIH President's Award.

FIH President Narinder Dhruv Batra presented the award to Patnaik during FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers at the Kalinga Stadium here.

The FIH President’s award was bestowed on the Chief Minister during the FIH Congress held in Delhi in 2018 and was awarded in recognition of the Chief Minister’s contribution to sports and in particular Indian hockey where he and the Government of Odisha have been at the forefront of promoting the sport both in India and globally said a press note issued by the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers, Odisha.