Bhubaneswar: A high-level team from Tamil Nadu led by the southern state’s Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin today visited the sports infrastructure and facilities at Kalinga Stadium here.
Odisha Sports and Youth Services Minister Tusharkanti Behera and departmental secretary R Vineel Krishna received the visiting delegation at Kalinga Stadium.
The Sports department Secretary made a presentation on the sports ecosystem in Odisha to the visiting delegation. Behera felicitated Udhayanidhi with a memento and jersey.
“In Kalinga Stadium, I visited Athletics High Performance Centre and interacted with the athletes and staff. I also visited athletic-cum-football stadium, tennis complex, upcoming indoor athletic complex, weightlifting HPC, 10 shooting range and swimming pool. I also had a chance to visit to hockey JPC and climbing wall. I am glad to see the efforts put by the Odisha government for sports. It’s superb,” said Udhayanidhi in a twitter post.
Udhayanidhi, the son of DMK leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, later met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
“I am extremely happy in meeting Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik at his place. We both shared our mutual love and respect. I thanked him for inviting me to witness the hockey world cup and visit the sports infrastructure in Odisha,” said Udhayanidhi in another twitter post.