Cuttack, July 15 (LocalWire): Minister for sports and youth Affairs, Tusharkanti Behera, announced on Sunday that entry is free for school and college students who want to watch the Commonwealth Table Tennis championship at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium scheduled from 17-22July.
To ensure all arrangements are up to the mark, Behera personally visited the stadium yesterday.
With few days left for the match, the stadium is being renovated.
‘It’s an extremely proud moment for the state to host this international sport,’ the minister said.
After successfully hosting football, hockey and Olympic championships in Bhubaneswar, the state is now aiming to host Commonwealth Table Tennis magnificently.
Sports Secretary Vishal Dev, Sports Director Bhinil Krishna, Collector Bhabani Sankar Chayini, Cuttack Municipal Commissioner Ananya Das, state table tennis organisation secretary Rabindra Parida and other officers visited the stadium along with Behera to review the renovation.