CM Naveen Patnaik felicitates Kho Kho Champion Team ‘Odisha Juggernauts’
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today felicitated the Odisha Juggernauts for emerging as Champions at the inaugural edition of Ultimate Kho Kho League and scripting history.
Patnaik presented a total cash award of Rs 2 crore to the team in a felicitation ceremony organised at Kalinga Stadium here.
Felicitating the team, the Chief Minister said, “Kho Kho has been a traditional sport restricted to rural belts and interiors with limited audience. You scripted history with your victory at the Ultimate Kho Kho. This will be remembered and discussed for days to come. It will inspire the younger players to pursue it as a professional sport. Today, people are talking about Ultimate Kho Kho and Odisha Juggernauts and we feel extremely proud of our team. You are exemplary and I wish you many more success.”
On this occasion, the Chief Minister announced that Odisha Govt will support towards excellence of Kho Kho and establish a stadium for Kho Kho and a High Performance Centre to develop the game.