Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) received prestigious Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar-2017 on the occasion of National Sports Day at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Tuesday.
IDCO Chairman and Managing Director Sanjay Kumar Singh received the award on behalf of the organization from President Ramnath Kovind.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated the State Odisha’s Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) on winning the award.
IDCO played a key role in developing sports infrastructures like the world-class hockey stadium at Kalinga Stadium and development of the stadium in only 90 days for the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship (AAC).
The President of India also conferred Dronacharya Award-2017 to Odia boxing coach Braja Bhusan Mohanty. Mr. Mohanty, bagged the award for his lifetime contribution to boxing. He is the first Odia to receive the coveted award.