Bhubaneshwar, Nov 22 (UNI) The Orissa government has asked Khurda district Superintendent of Police to provide adequate security to marathon kid Budhia Singh, Minister for Sports and Youth Service Debashis Nayak told the Assembly today.
To a question of Mr Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra (Cong), Mr Naik said Budhia had been staying as an inmate of the Bhubaneshwar Sports Hostel since September 21 this year.
The Minister said Budhia had been staying in the hostel with the consent of his guardian and was studying in Chandrasekharpur DAV Public School.
The government was bearing the expenses of his boarding, fooding, education and healthcare.
Eminent runner and Biju Patnaik sports award winner Arun Das was appointed the coach of Budhia Singh.