With glitz and glamour, Hockey World Cup 2018 begins
The 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup will be the 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup field hockey tournament. It is scheduled to be held from 28 November to 16 December 2018, at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik addresses the crowd and declares the event open.
Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha is all geared up for the grand opening ceremony of Hockey World Cup 2018. The opening ceremony will carry a central message of 'oneness'.
Shahrukh Khan enters the stadium
Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan enters the stage in a fancy car and thanks the chief minister for giving him the opportunity to meet the crowd at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar.
Sharukh Khan, Odisha CM with 16 team captains
Shahrukh Khan poses with Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and 16 team captains of Hockey World Cup 2018.
India are up against South Africa in their first match on November.
Madhuri Dixit performs on 'Earth Song'
Madhuri Dixit was the lead performer of the ceremony theme song called 'Earth Song'.
Here she was joined by another 1100 participants. The opening ceremony of the Hockey World Cup began with this song.
The song represented a take on eastern culture meeting the west. The concept and premise of the act rest on the two halves that have polarised the world.
AR Rehman sings at opening ceremony
India’s music sensation AR Rahman sung hit songs such as Dil Se, Humma Humma, Maa Tujhe Salaam among others.