Bhubaneswar: The State Badminton Championship 2019 started at Saheed Nagar Indoor Hall here on Wednesday.
The Odisha State Badminton Association in collaboration with the Sports and Youth Services Department is organising the championship.
the five-day event will continue till September 2.
Rairakhol BJD MLA and Odisha State Badminton Association president Rohit Pujari inaugurated the championship.
“The championship will encourage more Odisha youths to take up sports. It will also help them prepare for national and international level competitions,” said Pujari.
Notably, the competition is being organised in Under-13, Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 year boys and girls as well as senior and veteran groups as per BAI guidelines.
The tournament includes single, double and mixed double categories and will be conducted in two rounds – qualifying and final.