Twitterati Hail Odisha CM’s Demand On #HockeyForNationalGame

**Bhubaneswar**: As Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik shot a letter to PM Narendra Modi asking to notify hockey as the National Game, many of the Indians were taken aback. How can the National Game of India be notified as the National Game of India?

But the Odisha CM himself has expressed surprise over the fact in his letter.
“While reviewing preparations for the Odisha #HWC2018, I was greatly surprised to learn that the sport we have always loved as our National Game has never been officially notified.”

Patnaik’s letter triggered a storm on internet with people tweeting all sorts of reactions regarding the same about the game. Renowned sportspersons, Bollywood actors and thousands of hockey fans supported the CM’s demand as the letter went viral in minutes after he tweeted it on Wednesday afternoon. #HockeyForNationalGame trended at No 1 for the first few hours. It continued to be in top 10 on Twitter till late in the evening.