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Odisha Government had signed MoU with Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation to set up a world-class Badminton Academy i

Bhubaneswr:9/6/18;The State Government had signed MoU with Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation to set up a world-class Badminton Academy in Odisha. Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik said, the partnership with badminton legend will groom world champions and help realise Odisha’s aspirations to win Olympic medals.

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With his guidance, many Badminton players have gone on to triumph at national and international levels. He said that for a state aiming for Olympics, there is no better coach than Shri Pullela Gopichand and assured that the State Government will provide him and his foundation all support.

He released a documentary & coffee-table book titled ‘Challenge to Opportunity’ on AAC2017. Recalling the grand success of 22nd Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar, Chief Minister stated that the event demonstrated the leadership ability of the state and emergence of Bhubaneswar as sports capital of India.

Shri Pullela Gopichand hailed State Government’s vision for bringing Odisha to global sporting map through gala events like AAC 2017 and Hockey World League Finals and initiatives like sponsorship of Indian Hockey Team and establishment of high performance training centres.

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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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