20 January 2020
Bhubaneswar: Adviser to Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan (OAVS) and Founder of SAI International Education Group, Dr Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, has decided to promote sports and entrepreneurship in both SAI International Schools and Adarsh Vidyalayas.
While speaking at the valedictory ceremony of India’s first ever Sports Innovation and Entrepreneurship festival "Sport IT 2020" in Bhubaneswar on Sunday, Dr Sahoo said that he is happy that Odisha has yet again for the second time conferred with the Sports-Star Ace Award as the Best State for Sports Promotion of the country.
He asserted that for the promotion of sports and entrepreneurship he has special formats for the schools of SAI International where in children are encouraged to participate in sports locally, nationally and internationally thus leading to a 360 degree development of a child.
SAI International is also the Official Grassroots Partner of Odisha FC which aims at making Odisha a football power house of India by tapping the sporting potential of the children and provides a wholesome development in the game of football.
His vision is not only limited to introducing sports and entrepreneurship to private schools but also in the Adarsh Vidyalayas to bring out sporting laurels from different blocks of Odisha.
It is worthwhile to mention that Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik has a dream to make Odisha as a Sports Capital of India. Odisha is working towards it and is encouraging sports entrepreneurship.
Speaking at the valedictory of Sport IT 2020 the Chief Minister said that with such opportunities he wishes to create an inclusive platform that would celebrate sports innovations, entrepreneurship, involve sportspersons, sports start-ups, high performance centers and students in a very significant way.