Inauguration of Boy’s vertical, Odisha Naval Tata Hockey HPC on 22nd January, 2021 @ Kalinga Stadium.
Naval Tata Hockey Academy (NTHA) Odisha, based out of Kalinga Hockey Complex, Kalinga stadium, Bhubaneswar, completes one successful year of its journey of grooming hockey talent of the State and shaping the future of hockey in India.
The Academy, established by the Department of Sports & Youth Services, Govt. of Odisha, in partnership with HAF (Hockey Ace Foundation) and under the aegis of Tata Trusts and Tata Steel, was launched on August 13, 2019, by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik, along with T. V. Narendran, CEO & MD, Tata Steel, in presence of Shri Tusharkanti Behera, Minister of Sports & IT, Govt. Of Odisha, with a vision to groom the upcoming sporting talent in hockey and produce world-class sportspersons.
NTHA Odisha has ventured into planned grassroot programmes in Deogarh & Dhenkanal districts and has opened 10 grassroot centres with the deployment of 16 grassroot coaches to cater to the age group of 7-14 years. Indian Hockey needs to be infused with modern hockey techniques right from the grassroots to elite level play.