Keonjhar, February 13: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday inaugurated Dharanidhar Sports Complex in Keonjhar district. The campus is spread over nine acres and has been developed at a project cost of over Rs 35 crore.
The new multi-sport complex features a natural turf football field, 400 m synthetic track with LED floodlights as well as a 1,000 seating capacity gallery. Additionally, an archery arena has been developed for budding and talented archers to pursue the sport professionally.
The complex also has an indoor hall with six badminton courts and is complemented with a 200-bedded fully furnished residential facility for both boys and girls athletes and staff.
This is also well-equipped for day-to-day training activities. The facility has been compiled to host regional level competitions.
Keonjhar has produced many national and international players and this sports complex will play a key role in developing the sports ecosystem particularly of Football, Athletics and Archery; the key sports played here.