Bhubaneswar: The 22nd Asian Athletics Championships mascot Olly (Olive Ridley sea turtle) was accorded rousing reception from this Sunday’s Path Utsav team on behalf of the city residents.
Olly travelled from school to school and college to college and malls to popularize the sports spirit. It was honored as one of the guests of the Patha Utsav by Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Panda.
In fact, the Path Utsav was organized on the theme of the Asian Athletics Championships to be held here from July 5.
Artist Itishree Dixit drew paintings of Odisha’s athletes like Duti Chand, Purnima and Amiya Samal and wished them best of luck in the championships through her paintings.
The partners of Path Utsav held a sports quiz programme and other activities to promote the Asian Athletics meet. Ollywood singer Humane Sagar rendered a powerful performance. A women’s delegation from Malaysia danced in tune with Sagar’s songs.
Members of sports hostel joined in good number and played football in full spirit.
Early in the morning, the Ayush Department organised yoga camps as part of the Path Utsav.