Bhubaneswar, Sep 23 (FN Representative) India Volleyball Federation President and Kandhamal MP, Achyuta Samanta has proposed International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) to set up a National Volleyball Academy at KIIT and KISS University in collaboration with International Volleyball Federation (FIVB). Samanta made the proposal while attending the 38th Congress of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) in Arnhem, Netherlands, 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 have extensive deliberations on the development of volleyball across the globe. Samanta also proposed to set up a National Nodal Centre for “Volleyball for School Programme’’ at KISS. Dr. Samanta also requested FIVB to organize its next World Congress in Bhubaneswar and demanded to start a Regional Development Centre in Bhubaneswar to have refresher courses for volleyball coaches and technical officers for the development of volleyball. During his stay, Samanta had 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.