On Day 1 a huge number of gathering of hockey players steal the show in the presence of Vice President Honorable Hamid Ansari , CM Sj.Naveen Patniak, Padmashree Sj. Dilip Tirkey and other leaders. More than 1200+ teams and 20000+ players gathered at the Biju Patnaik Hockey Stadium in the inauguration ceremony of Biju Patnaik Rural Hockey Tournament.
But later on the scenario changed after the mismanagement of the organizers which lead hundreds of players to gather near sector-4 ground & the media started reaching out to the place. The tussle between the players and the organizers taken a new turn when one of the player threaten to pull out of the ongoing tournament after the organizers failed to keep their promise of providing food and proper transport facility to the teams. After roaming for more than 7hours, the players gathered at Sector-4 ground.
In the late night 9.30pm finally Dilip Tirkey himself and the management team reached at the spot to convince the players and lookout for a solution to send them safely back to Sundargarh.
Even the management didn’t have the sufficient arrangement till the publish of this report.