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The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presenting the Dronacharya Award, 2017 to Shri Braja Bhusan Mohanty for Boxing (Lifetime), in a glittering ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on August 29, 2017.
The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presenting the Dronacharya Award, 2017 to Shri Braja Bhusan Mohanty for Boxing (Lifetime), in a glittering ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on August 29, 2017.

Eminent boxing coach from Odisha, Braja Bhushan Mohanty, received the prestigious Dronacharya Award

Bhubaneswar:29/8/17; Eminent boxing coach from Odisha, Braja Bhushan Mohanty, received the prestigious Dronacharya Award from President Ram Nath Kovind today on the occasion of National Sports Day at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

He received the award for his lifetime contribution to boxing.

 

 

 

 

 

The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind with the sports and adventure awardees, in a glittering ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on August 29, 2017. The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C), Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Vijay Goel and the Secretary, (Sports), Shri Injeti Srinivas are also seen.

The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind with the sports and adventure awardees, in a glittering ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on August 29, 2017.
The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C), Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Vijay Goel and the Secretary, (Sports), Shri Injeti Srinivas are also seen.

 

Mohanty is the first Odia to receive the award for his immense contribution towards boxing. He is a resident of Badakhemundi, Berhampur and kicked off his career as a boxing coach in defence.

Following retirement from defence service in 2013, he was appointed as the chief coach of Jharkhand boxing team. He was in the Indian coach team for boxing from 2002 till 2011.

Besides Mohanty, the President also gave away the Dronacharya Awards to Late R. Gandhi (athletics), Heera Nand Kataria (kabaddi), G.S.S.V. Prasad (badminton, lifetime), P.A. Raphel (hockey, lifetime), Sanjoy Chakravorty (shooting, lifetime) and Roshan Lal (wrestling, lifetime).

The prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award was given to former India hockey team captain Sardar Singh and Paralympian javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia.

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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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