Cuttack: A R Rahman will perform live on stage at a concert to be held at Barabati Stadium on November 28 as a part of the Men’s Hockey World Cup celebrations.
To ensure that the event is held without any glitches, the Commissionerate Police and the district administration reviewed all the arrangements at Barbati Stadium on Friday. Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty, Cuttack DCP Akhilesvar Singh and Cuttack Collector Aravind Agarwal reviewed the arrangements.
The programme will coincide with the Bali Yatra. It will be a big challenge for the Commissionerate Police as far security and traffic management is concerned. Rahman’s performance will come a day after the opening ceremony of the Hockey Men’s World Cup at Kalinga Stadium here. Hockey India CEO, Elena Norman has written to Odisha Olympic Association, seeking assistance for making the necessary arrangements for the promotional event at the Barabati Cricket Stadium in Cuttack. She also confirmed that Rahman had given his consent to perform at the promotional event as part of the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018.
The famed singer had earlier confirmed that he would be performing live at the opening ceremony of the World Cup at Kalinga Stadium alongside Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. He has also composed the official song of the quadrennial event, ‘Jai Hind Hind, Jai India’ penned by celebrated lyricist-poet Gulzar.
“Nothing says India more than our beloved sports hockey. And nothing is more exciting than the world’s biggest hockey tournament happening right here, on our turf. The Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup, Bhubaneswar 2018,” Rahman had said in a statement earlier.
A total 16 teams are participating in the mega event to be held at Kalinga Stadium from November 28 to December 16.