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Hockey WC opening ceremony highlights: Madhuri dazzles, Rahman enthralls

Men's Hockey World Cup 2018 opening ceremony will mark the beginning of the tournament. Several Bollywood stars will rock the stage. Catch Hockey World Cup 2018 live updates.

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Hockey fever has gripped Bhubaneswar city and the nation at large as 16 hockey playing nations will lock horns for World Cup glory starting November 28. The first celebration of the opening ceremony will start at 5:30 pm on Tuesday with Bollywood stars like A R Rehman and others performing. 'My Heart Beats for Hockey 'campaign' has helped to publicise the event. 


India will play the first match on 28th against South Africa, while the opening match of the tournament will be played between Belgium and Canada on the same day. Elaborate security arrangement has been made to avoid untoward incidents. Tickets for the opening ceremony and India matches have been sold out.


Hockey WC opening ceremony highlights: Madhuri dazzles, Rahman enthralls

Hockey #WorldCup2018 Anthem "Jai Hind India" by @arrahman #OdishaHockeyWCInauguration #HockeyWorldCup2018 #HWCOpeningCeremony pic.twitter.com/atuJqrAgqd — Doordarshan National (@DDNational) November 27, 2018

Hockey WC opening ceremony highlights: Madhuri dazzles, Rahman enthralls

With this the opening ceremony comes to an end. May the best team win!

Hockey WC opening ceremony highlights: Madhuri dazzles, Rahman enthralls

The drones have added another dimension to this ceremony

Hockey WC opening ceremony highlights: Madhuri dazzles, Rahman enthralls

Rehman sings the offical song of Hockey World Cup 2018. Jai Hind, Jai India

Hockey WC opening ceremony highlights: Madhuri dazzles, Rahman enthralls

The Kalinga Stadium is all lit up and the beauty can't get any better

Hockey WC opening ceremony highlights: Madhuri dazzles, Rahman enthralls

The english version of Jai Ho resonates at the Kalinga Stadium

Hockey WC opening ceremony highlights: Madhuri dazzles, Rahman enthralls

Vande Mataram! WATCH NOW - वन्दे…. मातरम, माँ तुझे सलाम, ओ माँ तुझे सलाम, #HockeyWorldCup2018 opening ceremony on @DDNational & Live-Stream on https://t.co/5fIRWP3Swe #HWC2018 #HWC2018 #Odisha2018 #HockeyWorldCup2018 pic.twitter.com/vyS1axEBny — Doordarshan National (@DDNational) November 27, 2018

Hockey WC opening ceremony highlights: Madhuri dazzles, Rahman enthralls

Rehman vocies the epic Hamma Hamma song!

Hockey WC opening ceremony highlights: Madhuri dazzles, Rahman enthralls

The Sitar, The Guitar, The Drum and The keyboard.... MAGICAL 

Hockey WC opening ceremony highlights: Madhuri dazzles, Rahman enthralls

WATCH NOW - दिल है छोटा सा, छोटी सी आशा मस्ती भरे मन की, भोली सी आशा चाँद तारों को, छूने की आशा आसमानों में उड़ने की आशा... The maestro @arrahman's performance at #HockeyWorldCup2018 opening ceremony on @DDNational & Live-Stream on https://t.co/5fIRWP3Swe #HockeyWorldCup2018 pic.twitter.com/mFAJ0wxCiG — Doordarshan National (@DDNational) November 27, 2018

Hockey WC opening ceremony highlights: Madhuri dazzles, Rahman enthralls

Without a doubt, this is one of the most beautifula and gala opening ceremony we have witnessed since the Commonwealth Games 2010

First Published: Tue, November 27 2018. 16:00 IST

Hockey WC opening ceremony highlights: Madhuri dazzles, Rahman enthralls

Men's Hockey World Cup 2018 opening ceremony will mark the beginning of the tournament. Several Bollywood stars will rock the stage. Catch Hockey World Cup 2018 live updates.

Hockey fever has gripped Bhubaneswar city and the nation at large as 16 hockey playing nations will lock horns for World Cup glory starting November 28. The first celebration of the opening ceremony will start at 5:30 pm on Tuesday with Bollywood stars like A R Rehman and others performing. 'My Heart Beats for Hockey 'campaign' has helped to publicise the event. 


India will play the first match on 28th against South Africa, while the opening match of the tournament will be played between Belgium and Canada on the same day. Elaborate security arrangement has been made to avoid untoward incidents. Tickets for the opening ceremony and India matches have been sold out.


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