Jharsuguda: Pencak Silat players from different districts of Odisha are preparing to participate in 37th National Games, which will begin in Goa from October 25 to October 31. A preparatory camp has been set up at OSAP 2nd Battalion Ground, Jharsuguda, from September 28 to October 23. The camp is being run by the Odisha Penchak Silat Association.
District Collector Aboli Sunil Narwane, Guest of Honour Ashish Kumar Dubey (Commandant O.S.A.P. Second Battalion), Bahni Shankar Seth (Deputy Commandant O.S.A.P. Second Battalion), Shiv Shankar Naik (Deputy Commandant), Odisha Penchak Silat Association President Tapas Kumar Roy Chowdhury, General Secretary Guru Prem Singh Thapa, and District Sports Officer Sushil Mishra inaugurated the camp. Tapas Kumar Roy Chowdhury and Guru Prem Singh Thapa are in charge of the camp.
The following Odisha players have been selected to participate in the National Games:
- Women’s Artisan: A. Ashwini Rao, Plizalin Tarai, Anandita Patra
- men’s Artisan: Yaswant Luhar,Lilavati Rana (Gand., Tunggal)