12 December 2019
Bhubaneswar: Odisha State Government bagged the prestigious Best State Promoting Sports Award at the FICCI India Sports Awards 2019 held at the FICCI Federation House in New Delhi on Wednesday evening.
In the last one year, Odisha has made significant strides in the field of Sports by hosting some of the prestigious sporting events, including the Hockey Olympic Qualifiers and the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship.
The State has set a precedent by launching High Performance Centers in various sports disciplines with corporates and eminent sportspersons, in a unique partnership model.
Odisha also bagged the hosting rights for the prestigious Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023. This award is a recognition of the State’s exemplary achievements and outstanding contributions to sports,
The FICCI India Sports Awards are an attempt by FICCI to acknowledge and recognize the contribution of sports persons and various stakeholders who deliver excellent results during the year.
The FICCI India Sports Awards 2019 have been conferred by a jury headed by Mukul Mudgal, Retired Indian Judge, Delhi High Court of Punjab and Haryana High Court.