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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurates gymnastics and hockey excessive efficiency centres at Kalinga Stadium

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], July 18 (ANI): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated the Gymnastics High Performance Centre and the brand new Hockey High Performance Centre on the Kalinga Stadium. The Gymnastics High Performance Centre is a joint initiative with Arcelor Mittal Nippon Steel India whereas the Hockey High Performance Centre is in partnership with Tata Steel and Tata Trusts.

On this event, Chief Minister additionally introduced a cheque of Rs 10 lakh to Odia gymnasts Rakesh Patra and Tapan Mohanty for qualifying for the upcoming Asian Games 2023.

Speaking on the inauguration occasion, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik stated,”Odisha follows a partnership model for sporting excellence. With the inauguration of the new Hockey High Performance Centre and the Gymnastic High Performance Centre, Odisha’s sporting ecosystem has become even more robust, enhancing athletes’ abilities to compete and shine in both national and international competitions. These new centres will play a pivotal role in discovering untapped talents and nurturing potential medal-winning athletes.”Dedicating Gymnastics High Performance Centre to the gymnasts of India, Chief Minister, added,”Odisha is committed to the development of Gymnastics. I am delighted to see our state and AM/NS India come together towards the development of Gymnastics. This partnership will go a long way in creating a vibrant gymnastics ecosystem in the country and help identify and nurture young talent for the future.”Speaking on the brand new hockey excessive efficiency centre, Chief Minister stated,”We are extremely happy on our partnership with the Tata Group for hockey development at HPC and even grassroots centers. This will help nurture talent and contribute towards producing elite players for the national teams. We have now developed a more open and holistic sports ecosystem with excellent and modern infrastructure with an aim of helping athletes in achieving sporting excellence.”The Odisha AM/NS India Gymnastics High Performance Centre has been set as much as promote the game of gymnastics in India and remodel Odisha right into a nationwide centre for gymnastics excellence. It is supplied with superior tools and amenities and can prepare and put together each senior and grassroots-level athletes. Six athletes of the Gymnastics HPC together with one in reserve have been chosen to characterize India within the upcoming Asian Games 2023, a testomony to their expertise and the standard of coaching supplied on the Centre. The MoU was signed in Kyoto with Arcelor Mittal Nippon Steel to arrange the Gymnastics HPC in the course of the go to of the Chief Minister to Japan in April 2023.

The inaugurated complicated of the Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre is a residential facility for boy and woman cadets with classroom, gymnasium, kitchen and eating, physiotherapy room and different multipurpose room, all housed below one roof with a apply pitch alongside.

The Hockey HPC programme that was launched in August 2019 now has hundred gamers in whole, fifty boys and fifty women, who’ve progressively elevated through the years below the aegis of the professional coaches.

Since 2019, Odisha has emerged to be a hub of excessive efficiency centres within the nation. Today, Odisha has excessive efficiency centres for taking pictures, hockey, badminton, weightlifting, athletics, sports activities science, swimming, soccer, gymnastics and a centre of excellence in sports activities administration.

Chief Minister additionally introduced the strengthening of the partnership with Tata group and beginning of latest HPCs in Archery and Sports climbing. This will additional assist Odisha sportspersons to develop their abilities in these sports activities disciplines.

Sports and youth providers Minister Tusharkanti Behera, Development Commissioner Anu Garg, Sports and Youth Services Secretary Vineel Krishna, Deputy Director, HR and Administration, AM/NS India, Keiji Kubota, Vice President Corporate Services Tata Steel, Chanakya Chaudhary and different officers had been current on the event. (ANI)