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Odisha to promote Table Tennis: Naveen

Odisha to promote Table Tennis: Naveen

Cuttack, July 22 (UNI) Odisha government is keen to promote Table Tennis among

other games in the state, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said.

Addressing the finals of the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship here,

Mr.Patnaik said to start with the state government would provide tables and

equipment for Table tennis to 200 locations.

He said regular coaching programme with accredited Table Tennis coaches will be

started at important district level centres to tap the potential of young table tennis


The chief minister said Odisha is fast emerging as a hub of international sporting

events in India.

After successful hosting of several international events including this one, the state

government is poised to host many more sporting events in the coming days.

Congratulating the winners of the event, Mr Patnaik appreciated the spirit of young

boys and girls from different countries who have come all the way to participate in the


‘’ Your performance have been truly world class and I appreciate each and every one

of the participating countries’’ the chief minister said.


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