NEW DELHI: All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel has heaped praise on the Odisha government for "setting an example of how a state government can help sports thrive in a particular region."
Patel's remarks came in an E-summit organised by Football Delhi, the governing body of football in India's national capital.
"I think states like Odisha need to be commended. They have actively supported every sport. That is something that other state governments should follow too," AIFF.com quoted Patel as saying.