Star Studded evening at Cuttack for Hockey World Cup 2023 Inauguration With Glittering Opening Ceremony. FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 inaugurated With Glittering Opening Ceremony at The Silver City of India. The 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup was inaugurated on Wednesday evening with a spectacular opening ceremony at the picturesque Barabati Stadium in Cuttack.
The star studded evening began with a stunning tribal dance performance of the Odisha state, which was a fusion of at least six local dance forms choreographed by eminent dance Guru Aruna Mohanty. Renowned Odia singers Sniti Mishra, Rituraj Mohanty, Lisa Mishra, Ananya and a host of other performers, including actor-couple Sabyasachi Mishra and Archita Sahu enthralled the audience.
Sixteen fan parks were set up at important locations across the city where thousands of hockey lovers and enthusiasts witnessed the opening ceremony on giant screens. Hundreds of singers from Bollywood and local artists sang the Hockey World Cup theme song that was composed by music director Pritam, who also performed on the stage along with some other singers.
Bollywood stars Ranveer Singh, Disha Patani & Pritam performed in the evening.
The matches will be held at two venues – Birsa Mundra Hockey Stadium in Rourkela and Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar — from January 13 to January 29. While 20 matches will be played at Rourkela, 24 matches, including the final, will be held in Bhubaneswar.
Odisha is hosting the international event for the second consecutive time, the previous one having been held in Bhubaneswar in 2018.
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Star Studded evening at Cuttack for Hockey World Cup 2023 Inauguration With Glittering Opening Ceremony