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10-day SOA summer coaching camp begins, 150 children attend on 1st day

Bhubaneswar: On the first day of the 10-day summer coaching camp organized by the SOA University over 150 young boys and girls, keen to make a mark in the sporting arena attended the camp on Thursday.

The camp will provide training in cricket, basketball, tennis and softball and the children will be provided lodging and boarding by the University in its own campus having newly laid basketball and tennis courts.

The University’s sports officer, Mr. Ranjan Kumar Pradhan, who was an accomplished basketball player and trained coach, said that the children had come from eight different districts.

While Mr. Pradhan will be overall in-charge of the camp and impart training in basketball, the cricketers will be trained by former cricketer Mr. Priyam Mallick and softball trainees will be looked after by former India international Ms. Sunita Verma who is the University’s Assistant Sports Officer. Mr. Subrat Nayak will coach the tennis players.

The training sessions will be early in the morning and late in the afternoon keeping in view the summer heat, Mr. Pradhan said.

The camp was inaugurated on Thursday in the presence of University’s Associate professor, Dr. Jyoti Ranjan Das and Director (Public Relations), Mr. Paresh Das.

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