Cuttack: Sports and Youth Services Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera today inaugurated the 3rd edition of the All India Police Judo Cluster-2018 at the Reserve Police Ground in Buxibazar in Cuttack.
Since this tournament is being organised for the first time by Odisha Police, Behera welcomed all the participants and team managers in his speech at the event.
Behera also suggested Odisha Police and DGP RP Sharma to host the All India Police Athletic Championship in future days and assured all kind of support from the State Government.
According to reports, as many as 1200 players and 300 officials and trainers from 33 teams, consisting of Central Para Military Forces and State Police Organisations will participate in this mega sporting event.
These teams will compete in four events, namely, Judo, Gymnastics, Taekwondo, and Wushu. The championship will be organised under the guidance of ‘All India Police Sports Control Board’.
The Mascot for the Asian Athletics Championship and World Cup Hockey ‘Olly’ has also been taken as the Mascot of this event as well. Olly is Odisha’s endangered species of Olive Ridley Turtle.
Prominent among others, DGP RP Sharma, Chairman of the Organising Committee and ADGP VT Mishra, Organising Secretary of the championship were present at the inauguration ceremony.
The event will be held from November 15 to 19 at two venues of Cuttack city— J.N.Indoor Stadium and Sachin Tendulkar Indoor Hall in Barabati Stadium.
Players and officials have been accommodated in different locations of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar city. The venues for accommodation are Cuttack Barabati Stadium, KIIT University in Bhubaneswar, SOG Bhubaneswar, 6th OSAP Battalion in Cuttack, NDRF, CISF, BSF and CRPF campus etc.