This is for the first time a state is sponsoring a national hockey team.
The new logo on the Indian jersey is a summation of Odisha.
The launch was graced by Patnaik along with Team India players, FIH and Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Dhruv Batra as well as legends of Indian Hockey including Dilip Tirkey, Dhanraj Pillay and Viren Rasquinha in New Delhi.
It's a way of life, especially in our tribal regions, where children learn to walk with hockey sticks," Patnaik said.
"No wonder Odisha has produced India's finest hockey talent. This is a first time a state government will not just be promoting a sport within its boundaries but will support and nurture the Indian hockey teams. This is Odisha's gift to the nation," he said.
Mariamma Koshy, President, Hockey India, said: "We are committed to building and ushering Indian Hockey into a new era, which begins with the team gearing up for the 2018 Hockey World Cup. We are delighted to associate with Odisha government."
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