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4th National Para-Badminton Championship
Odisha Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera launched the 4th National Para-Badminton Championship which started at Bhubaneshwar on Friday.
Alongside Tusharkanti Behera, R Vineel Krishna, IAS, Commissioner Cum Secretary Dept. of Sports and Youth Services Govt. of Odisha, Padmashree Awardee and President of Paralympic India Deepa Malik, Chairman of Para-Badminton India Prabhakar Rao, State Commissioner for persons with disabilities Sulochana Das, Para Sports Association Odisha President Kamala Kanta Rath and Ashok Mishra were present.
Talking at the inauguration ceremony of the para nationals, Sports Minister Odisha, Tusharkanti Behera said, “Our Para athletes have brought great glory for India at the Tokyo Paralympics and we are proud of each one of them. It is a big day for us as we host the 4th National Para-Badminton Championship and welcome each and every one to this Championship and I wish everyone the very best for the games.”
Talking about the same President of Paralympic India Deepa Malik said: “In recent times, Odisha has set a great example by supporting various sports and taking them to new heights. In the same vein, Odisha has now come forward to host Para-Badminton Nationals, a sport which has recently given India 4 Paralympic medals! The Paralympic Committee of India is proud to work with the Odisha government and the Para Sports Association of Odisha to conduct this tournament.”