Sports Authority of Odisha to be formed soon

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has issued instructions to form Sports Authority of Odisha at a review meeting of the Odisha Youth Policy 2013 held at the state secretariat on Monday and directed it to be functional within four months.
The sports body would be based on the model of Sports Authority of India (SAI).

According to reports, the Orissa State Youth Welfare Board would be dissolved to form Directorate of Youth. Along with that as per CM’s previous announcement the government is likely to handover free laptops with data cards to meritorious tribal and dalit Plus II students within next 60 days.

The Information Technology (IT) department has been chosen as the nodal department to make arrangements for the distribution of free laptops among the students.
Besides, it was also decided that Odisha Police would play a crucial role in imparting self defence training to girl students of high schools and colleges in the state.

Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Ramesh Majhi, State Development Commissioner Jugal Kishor Mohapatra and other officials were present in the meeting.