Students and enthusiasts celebrates National Sports Day

Berhampur: Hundreds of school and college students, inmates of sports hostel and sports lovers here joined in observing the National Sports Day on Sunday on the birth anniversary of legendary hockey star Dhyan Chand.

They went around the town separately to create awareness among the school children about sports.

Holding photographs of the hockey player, they took out rally from the Khallikote College stadium which was flagged off by Pradeep Kumar Panigrahi, an MLA from Gopalpur.

Ganjam District Amateur Boxing Association organised a cycle rally on the occasion while inmates of the sports hostel conducted separate rallies shouting slogans.

"Like previous years, we observed the National Sports Day at the Khallikote college stadium to pay tribute to Dhyan Chand," said Kabiraj Goud, secretary of the boxing association.