In Tokyo Olympics, the Indian contingent has played brilliantly. Despite some who didn’t get medals, given a tough fight to the opponents. Probably, this is the first Olympics that the entire nation excitingly waited for the medals by cheering the Indian contingent like never before.
Especially, the way Indian Men’s and Women’s Hockey teams have performed was incredible. And their spirit instilled love and passion for India’s National game. Neeraj Chopra won the first-ever Gold in athletes. Indian Men’s Hockey team won the bronze medal for the country after more than 40 years.
To recognize and honour Indian Hockey Men’s team, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has renamed ten government schools after men’s hockey team players.
On the other hand, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announced continuing to sponsor Indian national hockey teams for 10 more years. It was known that the lion’s share of the success of Indian Men’s and Women’s hockey teams went to Mr Naveen Patnaik. Because of his efforts, Hockey was revived.
He sponsored both hockey teams in Olympics. The Odisha government has been sponsoring both men’s and women’s hockey teams since 2018.