Bhubaneswar:21/12/19: As a matter of pride and honour for Odisha, the contingent from the State were crowned champions in the National level Sports meet Hausla-2019 organised by the Ministry of Women & Child Welfare, Govt. of India from 19th to 21st December 2019 held at Rastriya Janasahajog and Balvikash Sanstan.
Putting up a stellar performance at the National meet the team from Odisha won 14 Gold, 12 Silver and 4 Bronze medals across all categories. The State of Chhattisgarh finished second in the competition. Eminent Cricketer and Member of Parliament Goutam Gambhir gave away the prize to the winning teams in presence of Rabindra Pawar, Secretary (MWCD), Ajay Tirkey, Special Secretary (MWCD) and Astha Saxena, Joint Secretary (MWCD).It is noteworthy of mentioning that the State level Sports meet Hausla-2019 was organised on 1st and 2nd of December, which saw participation of inmates residing across 240 Child Care Institutions across Odisha. Out of which 39 boys and girls were selected to represent the State at the National level Meet.