ODISHA CM NAVEEN PATNAIK FLAGGED OFF THE ROAD SHOW FOR THE ASIAN ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS-2017 AT KALINGA STADIUM, BHUBANESWAR:

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today flagged off the road show for the Asian Athletics Championships-2017 at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubanesar.  The road show vehicle will carry ‘Olly’ Turtle– the mascot of the sporting event.  The vehicle shall cover all the district headquarters and cities of Odisha.  Worth mentioning, Olly Turtle depicts the Olive Ridley turtles as Odisha’s Gahirmatha beach is a prime mass nesting site for the endangered species. Notably, the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships is scheduled to be held at the Kalinga Stadium here from July 6 to 9.  More than 700 athletes from around 45 countries would participate in 42 events— 21 for men and 21 for women.  The Odisha Sun Times Bureau : 12th. June,17

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