Odisha signs MoU with PGBF for establishment of badminton
Bhubaneswar, Jun 8 (PTI) Odisha government today signed an MoU with Hyderabad-based Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation (PGBF) for the establishment of P Gopichand Badminton Academy here in the state.
The memorandum of understanding was signed between the Sports and Youth Services Department, Government of Odisha and Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation here.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Sports minister Chandra Sarathi Behera and P Gopichand were present at the MoU signing ceremony.
While the state government will provide all financial support for the proposed badminton academy here, the PGBF will give technical support, including coaching and physiotherapy services for the players, said Behera.
Gopichand, said: "I am glad that the Odisha government has come forward to develop badminton in the state."
Gopichand also inaugurated a documentary on the Asian Athletics Championships hosted by Odisha government while Patnaik released a coffee table book on the mega event