BHUBANESWAR, JANUARY 15, 2021
East Coast Railway (ECoR) General Manager Vidya Bhushan inaugurated a series of sports facilities at Railway Indoor Stadium and a Cricket Academy at Railway Cricket Stadium, here today in presence of Additional General Manager Sudhir Kumar and all Principal Heads of the Departments of ECoR, senior officials and sports personnel.
Vidya Bhushan inaugurated a two-storey gymnasium, facilities for Table Tennis, Handball, Basketball and Kabaddi at Railway Indoor Stadium. A clay court for Lawn Tennis was also inaugurated by the General Manager adjacent to the Indoor Stadium. Later, he also inaugurated the Cricket Academy at Railway Cricket Stadium, here.
Railway Indoor Sports complex of East Coast Railway Sports Association (ECoRSA) which was built to promote sports, has been upgraded with many facilities now. This sports complex houses facilities for Badminton, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Handball, Kabaddi, Carom and Chess besides a Gymnasium. Several National Sports events have also been hosted at the Railway Indoor Stadium.
The Cricket Academy will help promote the Railway employees, their wards and local youths about the sportive spirit and to expose their inherent talents on sports and to develop their skills. It is also open to the public on a payment basis for sports activities.
Among others, ECoRSA President Gautam Dutta and General Secretary Ashoka Kumar Mishra were present on the occasion.