Muscat: Team Coorg Muscat and Friends of Naqvi Group are all set to organise the Republic Day of India Hockey Festival at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Bausher on Friday.
The ninth edition of the hockey festival, organised under the patronage of Indian Embassy and in coordination with the Oman Hockey Association (OHA), will start at 3.00 pm and last till 7.00 p.m.
The participating teams are Ambassador's XI, Indian School Al Seeb, Team Coorg Muscat, UTSC and Beatrice XI.
Indian Ambassador Indramani Pandey will be the chief guest while OHA chief Sheikh Mahfoodh Ali Juma Al Juma and Oman Cricket chairman Kanak Khimji will be the guests of honour. Former OHA chief Dawood Ahmed Al Raisi, Al Omaniya Financial Services CEO Aftab Patel, Raha Poly Product CEO Anwar Ahsan, Al Ansari Group of Companies Managing Director Kiran Asher and Indian School Al Seeb Principal Nagesh Kelkar, Oman hockey veteran Mohammed Shambeh Al Raisi and Abdulrahman Al Raisi will grace occasion.
During the festival, the organisers will be honouring those who have contributed to the game of hockey in the Sultanate and this year there will be a special youth talent award.
The event is supported by Khimji Ramdas Group, Al Omaniya Financial Services, UTSC, Beatrice, Amana Modern Medical Centre and Muscat Pharmacy (Pocari).
SAS Naqvi, the chairman of the organising committee, urged all the hockey lovers turn up in large numbers to make the event a grand success.