Odisha Government Launches 5 High Performance Sports Centres

With the motive to take sports in Odisha to the next level, the state government has launched 5 high-performance sports centres. Present at the launch were sporting superstars Anil Kumble, Pullela Gopichand among others. This project will incorporate international level court games, athletics, bodybuilding, and football centres.

The day observed the unveiling of international level high-performing centres for badminton by Dalmia Bharat, Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation, athletics by Reliance Foundation, Athletics Federation of India and International Association of Athletics Federation, weightlifting by KJS Ahluwalia & Tenvic Sports, football development in the state by All India Football Federation & Odisha sports development & advancement company and sports management by the XAVIER-EMLYON Business School & KJS Ahluwalia.

“I am delighted to dedicate these centres to the sports loving people of Odisha. I thank every one of you associated with this initiative and for joining us in the journey of making Odisha- the sports destination of India,”

said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

Patnaik also felicitated 162 outstanding sportspersons, who acquired accolades for Odisha, with monetary awards. These sportspersons come from diverse backgrounds and have made a mark in the sporting world with their exceptional performances throughout the year at varied national and international competitions.Forwarded message: 

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