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Dr. Samanta was speaking At 38th World FIVB Congress in Netherlands, and had made many futuristic proposals, including holding next FIVB Congress in Bhubaneswar, at the meet

Future of volleyball looks promising in India declared the newly appointed President of the Indian Volleyball Federation and Kandhamal MP, Dr. Achyuta Samanta.

He was speaking at the 38th Congress of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) in Arnhem, Netherlands. Dr. Samanta discussed a roadmap for substantial growth and progress of volleyball in India and, especially in Odisha. He had also suggested some futuristic proposals for the growth of the popular game.

On this occasion, the noted educationist proposed to create a National Volleyball Academy in collaboration with FIVB at KIIT and KISS University. He also proposed a National Nodal Centre for “Volleyball in School Programme’’ at KISS.

Dr. Samanta also appealed FIVB to organize its next World Congress in Bhubaneswar and demanded to start a Regional Development Centre in Bhubaneswar in order to have refresher courses for volleyball coaches and technical officers for the growth of volleyball sport.

Dr Samanta with FIVB President Fabio Azevedo

The FIVB Congress, the apex meet of the volleyball federations and associations in the world, was attended by representatives and volleyball federations from 222 member nations. It will continue till September 25, and will have extensive deliberations on the development of volleyball across the globe.

During his stay, Samanta made courtesy calls on Ary Graca, FIVB President and Director General FIVB Fabio Azevedo, and the presidents of various associations and federations of 222 member nations of FIVB.

Samanta is very hopeful that following the discussions and deliberations at the 38th FIVB Congress, India will definitely gain a lot on the growth aspect of volleyball in the country in near future.

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