Bhubaneswar, Feb 19: Odisha will be an athletic hub. No stone will remain unturned to develop sports and games in every nook and corner of the state, said newly elected president of Odisha Athletic Association Dr GS Patnaik.
Addressing a formal felicitation ceremony organised here on Thursday Dr Patnaik said that Odisha will be number one in sports and games. Odisha Athletic Association will work out with the mission. Thus the association will hunt rural talents and project them for excellence.
The association will support all athletes to prosper and excel in their respective fields, he added.
Among other dignitaries, Hockey icon Dilip Tirkey joined the program as a guest of honour.
Tirkey laid emphasis on the role of Odisha Athletic Association in promoting athletes.