Dalmia Cements to support for setting up Badminton high performance centre


Bhubaneswar: Dalmia Cements Bharat Limited has come out in support of Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation (PGBF) to set up a high-performance centre for Badminton in Bhubaneswar.

The company has committed to provide Rs 30 crore to the foundation through CSR initiative. The state government has already roped in PGBF to set up a high-performance centre for promoting Badminton in the state.

A comprehensive presentation on the vision, design, road map for setting up a world-class Badminton Academy with a high-performance centre was made before Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here on Friday.

Construction of the centre will start by December this year and will be completed by December 2020.

The academy will start functioning at the High-Performance Centre from December 2020.

The academy will offer world-class training and coaching facility under the direct supervision and guidance of legendary Badminton player and coach Pullela Gopichand.