Cuttack: The Odisha Government is keen to promote table tennis in the State, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here today.
The State Government will provide tables and equipments for Table Tennis to 200 locations. Regular coaching programmes with accredited Table Tennis Coaches will be started at important district level centres to tap the potential of young players in Table Tennis, Naveen said at the closing ceremony of the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here.
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, we are poised to host many more sporting events in the coming days”.
The Odisha CM congratulated all the winners and hoped everyone here will go back with fond memories of Odisha.
Naveen also appreciated the spirit of young boys and girls from the different countries who have come all the way to participate in this event.
He said, “Your performances have been truly world-class and I appreciate each & everyone of the participating countries”.
The ancient city of Cuttack city is known for its rich cultural heritage, Barabati Stadium and Cricket. With the hosting of this event here, the city has added another beautiful feather to its cap, the CM added.
Naveen also appreciated the spirit of the people of Cuttack in rebuilding the city very fast for this beautiful event in the aftermath of the very severe cyclonic storm Fani.