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FIH President Award presented to Secretary (5T) to CM V K Pandian

Bhubaneswar, Jan 30 (UNI) In a ceremony held on the eve of the FIH Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela final, FIH President Tayyab Ikram presented the FIH President's Award to V.K Pandian, Secretary (5T) to the Chief Minister of Odisha, for his outstanding contribution to hockey.
“What we have witnessed here in Odisha in the last 2 weeks is truly exceptional! Not only the state-of-the-art facilities but also the passion showcased by the Odisha people for hockey – as much for the Indian team as for the others – has been an absolute delight to experience. Together with Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik, Pandian has played a pivotal role in making this World Cup such a resounding success globally! I’m very honored to present him the FIH President’s Award as a mark of deep gratitude from FIH and myself for his personal support and that of the State of Odisha”, the FIH President stated.
On receiving the prestigious award, Pandian said, "I am deeply honoured and humbled to receive
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