BHUBANESWAR, JANUARY 3, 2021
Twenty five referees from Odisha have been qualified in the National Level Volleyball Referees Examinations conducted by Volleyball Federation of India (VFI) recently, informed Achyuta Samanta, President, VFI.
Presiding over the virtual executive committee meeting, Samanta said, for the first time so many referees from Odisha have qualified in national level which is a good sign for the future of volleyball in Odisha. He proposed to set up a volleyball academy for rural junior boys and girls in Kandhamal district and another volleyball academy in KIIT Deemed to be University. He also proposed to organize national volleyball championship, national coaching camp in Odisha, and international and national referee’s examination at KIIT University.
The executive body members of VFI and the general body members unanimously approved the proposal of Samanta. He informed the members that he has taken many initiatives for the promotion of volleyball in Odisha. He also informed that initiatives have been taken for the upgradation of existing volleyball infrastructure at rural level with better amenities in some areas with floodlight facilities in Odisha.
On this occasion, Samanta requested all members of VFI to take up similar initiatives especially in the grass root areas of their respective states to popularize volleyball among the rural youths.