BHUBANESWAR: Training camp for sports climbers, which is organised by the east zone committee of Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF), commenced at Jamshedpur on Sunday.
The camp will continue for five days during which the first batch of sport climbers from Odisha will be trained.
Climbers would be accommodated in state-of-the-art camps where they would be trained on an array of climbing techniques of national standard.
A team of 15 trainees headed by Coordinator, IMF Odisha, Susanta Kumar Das left for Jamshedpur on Saturday. The team consists of nine boys and four girls from the State and sports officials.
Noted mountaineer Bachendri Pal will coach the youngsters during the event which is being supported by Tata Steel Adventure Foundation, Jamshedpur.
IMF East Zone will organise similar training camps for Odisha students at Kolkata and New Delhi in near future to help them promote the sport in view of the construction of the upcoming Sport Climbing Wall at Kalinga Stadium by Odisha Sports and Youth Services Department.