May 17, 2016

Shantheyanda Okkada Hockey Namme 2016

A special cover on Shantheyanda Okkada Hockey Namme was released on 3rd May 2016 at Madikeri.

Coorg, the land of the Kodavas is known as the cradle of Indian Hockey. Mr. Pandanda Kuttappa decided to bring Kodavas from all over the world under the banner of the Kodava Hockey Festival in 1997, brilliantly understood the impact the event will create when culture and sports come together in the Kodava community. The festival assumed such monstrous proportions that it found a place in the Limca Book of Records as the largest field hockey tournament in India. Shantheyanda Okkada Hockey Namme a month-long event from 10'" April 2016 to 8" May 2016 is aimed to celebrate decades of love and passion towards the game of hockey displaying the tradition and pomp of Coorg with dignity and pride. 299 Kodava families are participating in the tournament. The special cover is released to commemorate the event.

Cover code: KTK/07/2016
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

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