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Odisha Chief Minister flagged off ‘My Heart Beats for Hockey’ campaign

Bhubaneswar:29/8/18: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today flagged off ‘My Heart Beats for Hockey’ campaign ahead of Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 to be held in Bhubaneswar from 28 November this year at Kalinga Stadium.

The campaign aims at garnering public support for hockey through music, entertainment, fashion, sport and panel discussions. The digital campaign, which will witness participation of the national hockey team, urges people to pledge their support to the game with the slogan, “My heart beats for hockey, does yours?”.


The campaign urges the entire country to give a billion plus hearts and seeks support from every Indian for the game of Hockey.

“I am glad to be here today to join the campaign “My Heart Beats for Hockey” as well as unveiling the countdown clock. The countdown clock is here to showcase 90 days to go for the Hockey World Cup-2018. It will rhyme with the heart of India and the rhythm of Odisha in the run-up to the mega sports event,” Patnaik said in his address at the Kalinga Stadium, the venue of the hockey world cup.



The CM said, “Today we are also celebrating the birthday of legendary Dhyan Chand as National Sports Day. I pay my tributes to this illustrious sports person who continues to be the source of inspiration for millions and millions of hockey lovers.”






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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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