Bhubaneswar: The two-day State Level Sports and Cultural Meet “Poly Fest-2019” was inaugurated by sports & youth services secretary Vishal Kumar Dev, here at Kalinga Stadium on Sunday. Poly Fest is organized by the state Directorate of Technical Education and Training under the SD&TE Department. State Employment director, RajeshPravakar Patil, and SD & TE Additional Secretary Sudarshan Panda graced the occasion

In order to foster a healthy spirit of competition and improving the aspiration level of the diploma students of all government and private polytechnics the state level meet is the first of its kind in polytechnic ecosystem in the country. The meet will host 862 participants including 274 female participants from all 33 government and 56 private diploma institutes participating in different categories of sports and cultural events. PolyFest 2019 hosted both sports and cultural events. The students of 89 institutes from across the state from 6 zones namely Cuttack, Balasore, Berhampur, Rourkela, Khurda & Puri participated in the Fest.