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Manoj Kujur of the Steel City make the whole country proud

Rourkela:17/7/17: Sheer talent, determination and hard work have helped Manoj Kujur of the Steel City make the whole country proud by clinching the top spot in the hip-hop category of the Dance World Cup in Canada. His team represented India while teams from 35 other countries had also participated.

Though his family had initially not supported his passion for dance much, Manoj used to learn the moves by watching legends of hip-hop on Youtube. “He would always be busy in dance practice and would not listen to us even if dissuaded. I have seen him perform on stage only once at his school,” said Yamuna, Manoj’s mother.

Manoj and his local friends received a standing ovation for their performance at the Dance World Cup.

“I wish to pursue choreography in Bollywood,” said Manoj.

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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.

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