Following Indian hockey groups remarkable efficiency on the Tokyo Olympics, a rousing welcome has been given to 4 hockey avid gamers from Odisha on the airport right here on Tuesday evening.
After giving a ancient efficiency on the Tokyo Olympics, Amit Rohidas Birendra Lakra, Deep Grace Ekka and Namita Toppo have returned to their house State and rousing reception within the conventional means has been given to them right here on the Biju Patnaik Global Airport.
Sports activities & Formative years Products and services Minister Tusharkanti Behera and secretary R Vineel Krishna, Odisha Hockey Promotion Council chairman Dilip Tirkey, Odisha Olympic Affiliation’s Abhijit Paul have won them on the airport.
The state has been abuzz with pleasure ever since their names had been introduced within the staff squads and as they moved during the league phases and advanced into the knockouts, there used to be a way of satisfaction.
As soon as the groups scripted historical past, qualifying for the semi-finals, it turned into a second of glory for Odisha too because the state has partnered with Hockey India to sponsor the Indian Nationwide groups, women and men, for a duration of 5 years beginning 2018 and improve the avid gamers of their adventure to excellence.
“Whilst a dream marketing campaign got here to an finish, it ushered a brand new technology for hockey and Odisha is proud that avid gamers from the state are without end making their mark within the world platform and this time on they’ve introduced glory no longer just for their state however all of the country,” stated Behera.
The Olympians have impressed a technology of younger hockey avid gamers and Hockey definitely will scale higher heights from right here on, the minister stated.
Welcoming the avid gamers, former captain and Indian hockey staff, Dilip Tirkey stated, “It’s after 41 years that India has received a medal in hockey. The Indian girls’s staff has additionally carried out exceedingly neatly in opposition to one of the most most sensible groups on this planet on the just lately concluded Olympics.”
“This can be a subject of significant satisfaction for Odisha Hockey that 4 of our personal performed an important position in making this miracle occur for India,” he stated.
“I’m feeling more than pleased at this second and thank concerned with coming right here in any such huge quantity. I’m additionally glad as we were given a medal within the Olympics after an opening of 41 years,” Rohidas informed journalists right here on the airport.
After attaining house, Birendra Lakra, the mythical defender from Odisha, stated, “After 41 years, we received a bronze medal within the Olympics. We now have attempted for Gold, however now we have no longer returned with empty arms.”
“After six to seven months, I’ve returned house feeling glad. Will attempt to give higher performances for upcoming tournaments and to qualify for the following Olympics,” Lakra stated.
“We felt unhappy and in addition cried at the floor after dropping the Bronze medal from our arms. However, now we’re feeling pleased with seeing any such welcome in our State,” stated Namita Toppo.
Leader Minister Naveen Patnaik will felicitate the 4 avid gamers for his or her Olympic achievements on Wednesday.