To celebrate the upcoming International Year of Millets and Hockey World Cup, an event was organised in the chair of Hockey legend Dr.Dilip Tirkey. As part of pre-league matches, the Indian hockey team was presented with Millet hampers and was introduced to the various eatery items made of Millets. On the day of November 3, 2022 at Kalinga Stadium, Principal Secretary of A & FE Shri Arvind Padhee, President of hockey India Shri. Dilip Tirkey, Sports Secretary Shri. Vineel Krishna and Director of Agriculture Shri. Prem Chandra Chaudhury were present along with team India. The team appreciated the taste of Millet food and the enthusiasm of Odisha Millets Mission shown with the presence of mascot Milli promoting the collaboration of Hockey and Millets.