Naveen felicitates Odisha Juggernauts for winning Ultimate Kho Kho

Bhubaneswar, Sep 7 (Sports News) Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik felicitated the Odisha Juggernauts on Wednesday for emerging champions at the inaugural edition of the Ultimate Kho Kho league.

Patnaik presented a total cash award of Rs 2 crore to the team at a felicitation ceremony at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

He announced that the government would establish a stadium and a high performance centre to develop the game.

"Kho Kho has been a traditional sport restricted to rural belts and interiors with limited audiences," Patnaik said.

He added that the victory of Odisha Juggernauts would inspire the younger players to pursue it as a professional sport.

Odisha Juggernauts clinched the title in the inaugural edition of the Ultimate Kho Kho after beating Telugu Yoddhas 46-45 in the final in Pune on Sunday. 

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News Source : PTI


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