Biju Yuva Vahini organizes sports festival across state

ReportersToday: Bhubaneswar,Dec 13

Biju Yuva Vahini (BYV) is organising a World Cup Sports Festival across the state to create a facilitating atmosphere for sports with a focus on good health.

The chief purpose of this event is to create a sporting awareness among people  of the state. Various individual and team sport events are being organised for this purpose at all GP and Block level in all the districts of the state. These sporting events are being held simultaneously with the Hockey World Cup 2018 in the Capital to augment the sporting environment in the state.

A purpose of the festival is to connect people in  remote corners to the sportive spirit. The festival kicked off with BYV volunteers organising a mini marathon ‘Run for Hockey’ November 25 at the district, block and GP levels across the state.

Around 5 lakh people participated in the mini marathon. They attempted to create mass awareness on World Cup Hockey 2018, which is being hosted at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. BYV had also facilitated public viewing of the grand opening ceremony of Hockey World Cup November 26, 2018, at all District, Block/ULB and household levels. LCD screens were installed for this purpose.

  Volunteers arranged for   group viewing of the opening ceremony. More than 30 lakh people witnessed the opening ceremony at the villages across state.

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