A new badminton academy will come up in the premises of Kalinga Stadium with the support from Dalmia Bharat Group said an official on Friday.

Dalmia Cements Bharat Limited has committed to providing Rs30 crore through its corporate social responsibility initiative to set up a high-performance center for badminton.Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation (PGBF) will provide coaching and technical support for the academy.

The state government has already roped in PGBF to set up the high-performance center for promoting badminton in the state.A presentation on the vision, design, road map for setting up a badminton academy with a high-performance centre was made before Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik who approved the final design of the centre.Gopichand Badminton Academy to be set up in Bhubaneswar. An iconic building will be created by December 2020 with Dalmia bharat support. A unique model of partnership with corporates and elite sports persons to create world class facilities.

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