Bhubaneswar:17/5/17; A Regional Badminton Academy, set up by Sports Authority of India (SAI) in collaboration with Odisha Sports & Youth Services Department, was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Indoor Hall Complex in Saheed Nagar. Chief National Coach for the Indian Badminton team Pullela Gopichand was also present in the inauguration ceremony. He had selected 33 players for the academy few days earlier. Talking to media persons after the inauguration ceremony, CM Patnaik said, “I am delighted that this badminton facility has been inaugurated in Bhubaneswar today. Under the mentorship of Shri P Gopichand, I am sure we will produce some national and international badminton players.”
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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.