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Odisha to launch Hockey World Cup build-up campaign

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Ahead of the 2018 Mens Tournament in the state, government has decided to launch a build-up campaign in 17 cities from August 29, an said today.

"The campaign will be organised in Rourkela, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bhubaneswar and other important cities and playing states. A number of internationally-acclaimed celebrities will take part in promotion of the mega event," secretary told reporters here.

Earlier, a nation-wide publicity campaign, 'Heartbeats for Hockey', was launched to showcase Bhubaneswar as a sporting venue and as a tourist destination.

Advertisements were put up on buses in with the tagline of 'Odisha by Morning, by Evening'.

Odisha is organising the the Men's Hockey tournament for the first time. The tournament will begin on November 28 and will continue till December 16 at the Kalinga stadium here.

Participating in a security related meeting for the mega event, said that all efforts has been put in place for conduct of the vent smoothly.

"As many as 70-80 platoons of police will be deployed during the event and each team will have a personal security officer. The security arrangements will be made as per protocol," Mohanty said.

More than 30, 000 foreign tourists including players are expected to visit the Odisha capital during World Cup, an said.

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First Published: Tue, August 21 2018. 21:45 IST