Port Wings News Network:
A four-day 42nd All India Major Ports Athletics Meet and 30th Children Athletics meet jointly organised by the Major Ports Sports Control Board and the Paradip Port Sports Council kicked off at Gopabandhu Stadium, Paradip, on 16 January 2020.
Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, Paradip Port Trust (PPT) was chief guest and Paradip Ladies Club President, Smt. Subhalaxmi Roy was guest of honour on the occasion.
Taking the salute in the march past by participants, Shri Roy said that, it is important to oganise such events, as these ensure a feeling of good camaraderie and brotherhood among Major Ports. Identity of an organisation comes from such type of arrangements, as they keep one’s flag flying high. It encourages true sportsman spirit.
Secretary of organising committee, Shri B. Sikdar gave the welcome speech. Vice-chairman of organising committee Shri Deepak Rath and Chairman of organising committee, Shri S.K. Mishra also spoke on the occasion. PPT Sports Council Secretary Shri Ranjan Rashmi Beura and Advisor, Shri Rabi Das conducted the programme. On the occasion, students of Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir sang the opening chorus and artistes from Sagarika Kala Niketan and Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir performed cultural programme. Around 250 participants from 8 Major Ports are participating in 125 events in the sports extravaganza.