India’s First Sports & Innovation Festival To Kick Off In Odisha 

Iconic Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar to host the two-day fest from January 18

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Bhubaneswar: Giving sports development a whole new dimension in Odisha, the Xavier Emlyon Business School (XEBS) in collaboration with Sports and Youth Services Department, Government of Odisha, is organising SPORT IT 2020, the first ever sports and innovation festival of India, to be held in the state capital on January 18-19. 

To be held under the auspices of XEBS-Ahluwalia Centre of Excellence for Sports Management, a unique collaboration between Xavier University, Bhubaneswar, Emlyon Business School, France, Department of Sports and Youth Services, Government of Odisha and KJS Ahluwalia Group, SPORT IT 2020, will be a unique Indo- French collaboration and first of its kind in the country. 

‘SPORT IT 2020’ will be inaugurated by Minister for Sports and Youth Services, Govt. of Odisha, Tusharkanti Behera and Minister for Industries and MSME, Govt. of Odisha, Captain Dibya Shankar Mishra while Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik will attend the valedictory function as the chief guest. To be held at Kalinga Stadium, the festival has been timed to coincide with FIH Pro League 2020. 




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