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State Police Athletic meet: 990 taking part
Sportslogon Team February 2nd 2018

Bhubaneswar : Altogether 990 athletes including 135 women athletes are taking part in the four day 70th Athletic Championship, which was inaugurated by D.G of Police, Fire Service, Home Guards and Director BK Sharma at Kalinga Stadium here on Friday.

For the first time the track and field events are being conducted in the synthetic track of the Kalinga Stadium. This exposure will help the athletes to gain experience of synthetic track and its will be helpful during their participation in National and International level competition.

Altogether 52 contingents from different districts, battalions and organizations are participating in the meet. There are 23 events in men category and 13 events in women category.

The gold, silver and bronze medalists of each event will get a cash award of Rs 1000, Rs 750 and Rs 500 respectively. While the champion and runner up teams will receive a cash award of Rs 10,000 and Rs 7,500 respectively.

The men athletes are accommodated at the 7th Battalion premises in a specially designed .'KIIEL GAON" (Sports Village), which was inaugurated by DGP Odisha R P Sharma, whereas the women athletes have been accommodated in the venue.

The contingents put up a wonderful and colourful March Past before the august gathering. Many star players of Odisha Police had participated in the parade.

Satyajit Mohanty, IPS, ADG (Provisioning) Satyajit Mohanty and Special Armed Police IG Sanjeeb Panda are chairman and secretary of the organizing committee. .
This news was added and updated on : February 2nd 2018
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