Bhubaneswar: The 70th State Police Athletic Championship began at the Kalinga Stadium here. The event will conclude on February 5. As many as 990 athletes, including 135 women athletes from 52 police districts, battalions and organisation across the State will participate in the championship, this year.
Fire Services Director General BK Sharma inaugurated the meet today morning.
While there are 23 events in male category, 13 events will be played by women athletes.
International police athlete from State Bighnaraj Miridia administered the oath to the participants during the inauguration ceremony.
Director General of Police (DGP) Dr RP Sharma inaugurated the khel gaon (sports village) in the premises of OSAP 7th Battalion, Bhubaneswar on Thursday evening.
All the required facilities have been arranges at the khel gaon for the athlete, who will participate in the four-day event here.
A 42.195 kilometres full marathon is schedule to be held during the event in which more than 100 athlete will take part.