Cassian Baliarsingh

While hockey fever has gripped the people of Odisha, a talented artisan from Cuttack has caught the attention of everyone with his unique innovation.

Sanjib Biswal from Cuttack has made the replica of the Hockey World Cup only by using scrap materials and discarded vehicle parts. With his own investment, Biswal has engineered the trophy all by himself.

As per reports, Biswal had to spend Rs 13,000 to sculpt the trophy from his own pocket. It took him almost a week to give it a finishing touch. He has used cycle chains, cycle crank sets, brake drums and locks to sculpt his mini Hockey World Cup.

Finally, his hard work has paid off. The trophy will be put on display for the public at the Judicial Academy Gandhi Park in Cuttack on January 8.

This apart, Biswal has also requested the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) officials to display it outside the stadium for public during the Hockey World Cup inauguration ceremony.

Speaking on his sculpture, Sanjib Biswal said, “I thought of making the Hockey World Cup with scrap metals. I have made it completely out of scrap materials like vehicle scraps, cycle chains, drums and other unwanted metals. Initially, I did it for my own satisfaction. Then, I thought of approaching the Barabati stadium authorities and the inauguration committee and request them to display my talent for the public during the World Cup.”