Republic Day of India celebration hockey festival on January 12
H E Indra Mani Pandey, India’s Ambassador to Oman, will be the chief guest. Captain Talib Khamis al Wahaibi, chairman of Oman Hockey Association, Sheikh Saud al Rawahi, former president of Oman Football, Athletic Association and vice president of Oman Olympic Committee, and Sayed Anwar Ahsan, GM of Raha Poly Products will be the guests of honour. Sushma Pandey, wife of ambassador, has been invited as the special guest.
The organisers, Team Coorg Muscat and Friends of Naqvi Group, under the patronage of Embassy of India and in coordination with Oman Hockey Association have been conducting the event for the past 12 years. The FIH and AHF have recognised Republic Day of India hockey festival and they have received the message from FIH president Dr Narindra Batra and CEO of Asian Hockey Federation and member of FIH executive Dato Sree Tayyyab Ikram.
The participating teams for the Republic Day Trophy are Team Coorg Muscat, The UTSC and The Oman Veteran’s XI. The Ambassador Cup (Men’s Cup) will be contested by three teams, The Ambassador XI, Indian School Seeb and Indian School Ma’abela.
The Ambassador Cup (Women’s Cup) exhibition hockey match will be held between Indian School Seeb Women’s Team and India School Ma’abela. The organisers invite all the lovers of hockey to join the celebration between 3pm and 7pm.