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Odisha Government Signs MoU with PGBF for Establishing Badminton Academy



Odisha Government Signs MoU with PGBF for Establishing Badminton Academy Details, Aim, Purpose

Odisha government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 9th June 2018, with Hyderabad-based Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation (PGBF) for setting up of P Gopichand Badminton Academy in Odisha.

The MoU was signed between the Sports and Youth Services Department, Government of Odisha and Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation.

Odisha government will provide complete financial support for the proposed badminton academy. PGBF will provide technical support such as coaching and physiotherapy services for the players.

Pullela Gopichand inaugurated a documentary on the Asian Athletics Championships hosted by Odisha government on the occasion. Also, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik released a coffee table book.

Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation (PGBF) 

Founded: 2001 All England Open Badminton Champion, Pullela Gopichand

Location: Hyderabad, Telangana

Service: Badminton Training Facility

Trained Students: Saina Nehwal, P. V. Sindhu and many more


Country: India

Established: 1 April 1936

Capital: Bhubaneshwar (Also Largest City)

Districts: 30

Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik

Official Language: Odia


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