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Rijiju Lauds Odisha Sports

Union Youth Affairs & Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said that the Odisha Government and the people of the State are very proactive in promoting sports.

 
The enthusiasm amongst them is very palpable and this contributes to the growth of sports, said Mr.Rijiju, who was in the city to attend the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers, being held at Kalinga Stadium here.
 
Secretary Sports and Tourism Vishal Dev briefed Minister about the innovative initiatives taken up by State Government for promoting Sports.
 
“I am impressed with the way Odisha Government is supporting and promoting sports. Over the years, the State has introduced many initiatives to encourage various sports disciplines. International events are awarded basis these efforts and initiatives of the local Government,” the Minister said.
 
Speaking about his visit, Mr.Rijijusaid, “I have come to Bhubaneswar to cheer and encourage our Hockey Women’s and Men’s team. I am extremely hopeful both our teams will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. And as a Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, it is my responsibility to ensure our boys and girls are being encouraged appropriately and provide them support wherever necessary.”
 
The Minister also visited the Abhinav Bindra Target Performance (ABTP) Centre, at the Kalinga Stadium Complex. He spent time at ABTP understanding the working of different equipments such as  the Walker-View, D- Wall, and Cryo-chamber and got a feel of the assessment and recovery mechanisms at the Centre that are assisting athletes in enhancing their sporting skills and performance at their games.
 


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