TOP 10 Most Happiest & Cheering Moments Of Rourkela In The Year 2016

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A new year is coming bringing all the happiness and surprises for the Rourklites but what makes 2016 memorable for them. Relieve the goosebumps and most happiest moments, which will always leave a mark in our heart and always be there in our memories. We must say that 2016 has been dominated by the achievements of Rourkela Girls.  Check out below the top 10 Most Happiest & Cheerful Moment of Smart City Rourkela.

1.ROURKELA DECLARED AS SMART CITY; COMES IN TOP 12 POSITION

On 20th September 2016 Cabinet Minister Venkaiah Naidu declared Rourkela as smart city and that too in the top 12 position. After failing to make it in the 1st phase, the city administration tried to give their best and which showed up in the result. The celebration     after the declaration was weeks long at various places around the city.

2.ROURKELA GIRL LILIMA MINZ BECAME THE FIRST ODIA GIRL TO SCORE A GOAL IN RIO OLYMPIC

History has been created at Rio 2016 Olympic Games. After getting selected in the Indian Woman Hockey Team along with 3 team mates Lilima Minz from Sundargarh became the first Odia Woman in the history of Olympic to score the maiden goal in hockey. That   match against Japan will always be remembered.

3. 4 OF ODIA GIRLS SELECTED IN RIO OLYMPIC HOCKEY TEAM & ALL OF THEM FROM ROURKELA

After a long 36years Indian Womens hockey team had qualified for Olympics & 4of Sundargarh girls Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz & Sunita Lakra made it to #Rio2016 women’s hockey team.

4.DIPSAN TIRKEY BECAME THE HOCKEY TEAM CAPTAIN & FOUND A PLACE IN WORLD CUP TEAM

After leading India U-19team for Asia Cup earlier in 2016, Dipsan Tirkey breaks into World Cup Junior Team of Hockey and the rest      is history.

5.NIT ROURKELA COMES IN WORLDS TOP 800 UNIVERSITIES FOR THE FIRST TIME

The Steel city has created another history in 2016 as NIT Rourkela successfully placed in #WORLD’s TOP 800 Universities for the         very first time since it’s establishment. England’s University of Oxford has topped the list followed by California Institute of                   Technology.

6.MOUMITA FROM ROURKELA BREAKS INTO BOLLYWOOD

It’s surprising that she has started her acting career just 2 years back and now she is all set to debut in upcoming Bollywood movie ‘B     for Bundelkhand’.

7.ROURKELA GIRL INVENTS AIR BIKE

A 14-year-old girl from the state of Odisha, Tejaswani Priyadarshani, has come up with an innovative bi-cycle that propels on air.Without pedals, the “air bike” can run up to 60km on just 10kg of compressed air pumped into a cylinder mounted on the bicycle     carrier.

8.WORLDS BIGGEST HOCKEY RURAL HOCKEY TOURNAMENT INAUGURATED AT ROURKELA

With nearly 1500 team & 25000 players, Biju Patnaik Rural Hockey Tournament Became Worlds Biggest tournament inaugurated by    Vice president Honourable K Hamid Ansari & CM Naveen Patnaik with Padmashree Dilip Tirkey & MP Jual Oram

9.SAKSHI KAUR AWARDED AS BEST CADET ON NATIONAL ARMED FORCES FLAG DAY

Rourkela Municipal College Senior Under Officer Sakshi Kaur has been awarded as Top Cadet Of Odisha on ‘The Armed Forces Flag     Day’ at Bhubaneswar.

10.THE CHEERFUL WEEKS LONG ROADMANIA CELEBRATION

One of the longest celebrated & most highly participated event of the year 2016, ‘RoadMania’ will always be remembered for it’s             unique performances, artists, bikes & of course the selfies.

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