According to Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, the NCERT textbooks will cover Odisha’s history with hockey and its two times serving as host to the Hockey World Cup.
After attending an all-party meeting, Pradhan spoke to the media and urged that the Men’s Hockey World Cup, which will be held in Odisha from January 13–29, be used to promote the art, heritage, and traditions of that state at the greatest possible level.
The tournament will take place in Birsa Munda Stadium in Rourkela and Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium.
The state government’s decision to invite all schools and institutions in the nation to the Hockey World Cup was also praised by the minister.
By 2036, when Odisha celebrates its 100th foundation day, “we should work together to ensure that as many as 100 Olympians emerge from Odisha,” Pradhan said on Thursday.
“This time, 7 Odisha players went to play in the Olympics,” he remarked.
There’s a chance that India may host the Olympics in 2036, the year the state celebrates its 100th foundation day, Pradhan added.
The Men’s Hockey World Cup will be held for the fifteenth time this year. The mega tournament is being hosted by Hockey India for the second time; the previous time was in 2018 and was won by Belgium.