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Biju Pattnaik swimming pool open for public from May 14
Sportslogon Team May 12th 2018


Bhubaneswar : Odisha Sports Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera inaugurated the renovated Biju Patnaik Swimming Pool Complex inside the Kalinga Stadium here on Saturday.As per the earlier pay and play provision the pool will be open for the public from May 14.

Behera dedicated to the public, the Federation Internationale de natation (FINA) standards 50mx25mx2m swimming pool which was completed in a record time of 5 months by Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO).

Behera emphasized that the new pool will encourage swimming as passion and career both for swimming enthusiasts of Bhubaneswar. In future if the demand for the diving pool is needed the Government will construct that inside the stadium again. Besides the new pool, the construction of a FINA standard kids’ pool (25mx12mx2m) is also taken up and will be completed soon, Behera added.

Summer vacation is already started in the State, many young students are eager to join the swimming course, so it has decided that the selling of new form will start from Monday and the old members can start their practice from that day on wards, said Sports and Youth Department Secretary Vishal Dev.

Yes I am extremely happy that now I should not go any other places for my practice. The new swimming pool is an international standard, now it’s having 10 lenes which is perfect to host any national and international competition here, said international swimmer Pratyasa Ray. .
This news was added and updated on : May 12th 2018
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