Mini-marathon ‘Run for Hockey’ organised in Koraput

Koraput: Hundreds of youths participated in a mini-marathon which was organised to promote Men’s Hockey World Cup in Jeypore. It was a unique experience for the youths as they covered several important streets from Tarini Chhak to Jaynagar children’s park to promote the national game.

Former minister Rabi Narayan Nanda along with executive officers and employees of Jeypore Municipality attended the mini-marathon.

Apart from Jeypore, the run for hockey marathon events were also organised at several parts of the State ahead of the opening ceremony of the hockey world cup in the past couple of days.

“The whole State is in a state of Hockey fever. The marathon here is a celebration of the spirit of the event. The marathon witnessed participation of more than 1000 youths,” Nanda said.