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Indian Navy to have an air enclave in Bhubaneswar and a logistic center in Paradeep

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Following is an excerpt from a report in on this.

Indian Navy was planning to develop an air enclave at Bhubaneswar for its aircraft, Commodore MVS Kumar, Naval Officer in Charge of Orissa said here today.

The Commanding Officer of INS Chilika, while briefing the press on the Navy Week by INS Chilika, said the Navy had already approached the state government for five acre of land for the purpose and the Chief Minister had responded very positively.

In addition, a plan was also mooted to develop 20 acre of land lying at Paradeep to provide logistic support to naval ships, he said.

The Commanding Officer of INS Chilika said a week long sailing workshop-cum-Chilika Lake Mouth Sailing Expedition would be organised for youths from November 11 to 18 to promote adventure sports in the state.

The state department for Youth Affairs and Sports had selected 100 youths from all over the state to participate in the workshop.

Rafting and adventure sports on Mahanadi

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Following is an excerpt from a report in New Indian Express.

Adventure sports have hit the youths of Orissa big time. As many as 24 dare devils embarked on a week-long river rafting expedition to Paradip along the mighty Mahanadi from the picturesque Baliput (Satkosia) on Tuesday.

The expedition, the third in a series, was flagged off by Tourism Minister Debi Prasad Mishra.

The expedition would test the boys’ stamina and unflagging determination to sail down the river negotiating rough waters to the port town, covering about 270 km. All that they would have for company are the four rafts. Some of the towns they would pass through are Singhnath, Gopinathpur, Subarnapur, Cuttack, Tirtol and Kujang.

… The Minister said, the State Government would keep patronising such adventure sports in future.

The expedition is being orgnised by the State Sports and Youth Affairs Department. Its director Narayan Prasad Das was present on the occasion.