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Odisha Chief Minister unveiled the logo and mascot for the Hockey Men’s World Cup-2018

Bhubaneswar:29/11/17: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today unveiled the logo and mascot for the Hockey Men’s World Cup-2018 at Kalinga Stadium here two days before the Hockey World League finals in presence of the India hockey team.

Patnaik also launched the countdown timer for the 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup scheduled to be held here from November 28 to December 16, 2018.

 

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“I feel privileged to have unveiled the logo of Hockey World Cup,” said Naveen unveiling the logo.

We had successfully hosted the Asian Athletics Championships a few months back.  Odisha is fast becoming a spotting destination, the Chief Minister added.

As many as 16 countries including host India will participate in the international event at Kalinga Stadium.

The Chief Minister also awarded cash prize worth Rs 76.75 lakh to 59 sports persons from the state for their outstanding contributions in their respective fields.

 

 

Sports Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera, Bhubaneswar MLAs, MP Prasanna Kumar Patasani, Sports Secretary Bishal Dev, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi were present at the event among others.

About Ashok Palit

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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