The fifth centre will provide sports management education.
The centres are dedicated to badminton by Dalmia Bharat and Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation; athletics by Reliance Foundation, Athletics Federation of India and International Association of Athletics Federation; weightlifting by KJS Ahluwalia and Tenvic Sports; football by All India Football Federation and Odisha Sports Development and PromotionCompany; and Sports Management by the Xavier-Emlyon Business School and KJS Ahluwalia.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also inaugurated the wall climbing sports and felicitated 162 outstanding sportspersons from the State with cash awards.
P Gopichand and Anil Kumble also graced the occasion.
“Today is a historic day for sports development in Odisha. We understand how beneficial the opening of these high-performance centres is to a sportsman as well as the nation,” said the CM.
“I am delighted to dedicate these centres to the sports loving people of Odisha. I thank every one of you associated with this initiative and for joining us in the journey of making Odisha- the sports destination of India.”
Last month, the CM had inaugurated a Abhinav Bindra’s high performance sports centre at the Kalinga stadium, which is emerging as the major sports development hub in the State with state of the art facilitie.