The inauguration of the state-of-art Bijoy Indoor Stadium was graced by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik on July 28, 2023 witnessing the footfall of over 700 attendees globally.
Accentuating the significance of sports education within learning curriculum & in memory of the visionary Founder-Chairman, Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, the stadium with 30,000 sqft. area boasts 6 table tennis courts, 6 badminton courts, 3 basketball courts, a squash court, multipurpose volleyball and tennis courts, a lawn tennis court, skating tracks, indoor games like chess, carrom. Additionally, another multipurpose outdoor sports complex with a new 40,000 sqft. area, Bijoy Maidan has a football ground, a cricket ground, running track, volleyball, throwball, kabaddi, khokho and three swimming pools with a gallery making it a comprehensive sports complex. This stadium is one of the largest school level indoor sports complexes in the country, providing a platform for sports enthusiasts and athletes to hone their skills and become better all-round individuals.
“The Bijoy Indoor Stadium serves as a testament to Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo's vision and commitment to promoting sports and a well-rounded approach to education in the region.”, said Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik.
Thanking the Hon’ble CM during the inauguration session, Dr. Silpi Sahoo, Chairperson, SAI International Education Group said, “I am filled with immense joy and gratitude as our dream - The Bijoy Indoor Stadium is now a reality, it is the result of collective effort and determination.”
This stadium is likely to be a significant highlight for Bhubaneswar, providing a platform for sports enthusiasts and athletes to hone their skills and showcase their talents. Incorporating sports as an integral part of the learning curriculum, the visionary Founder-Chairman, Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, aimed to instil resilience and foster holistic development in children through the power of sports.