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Naveen Patnaik felicitates Odia men, women hockey players

Bhubaneswar:10/9/18: Chief Minister on Monday felicitated four Odia girls in the national women’s hockey team and two in the men’s hockey team for their success in the recently concluded 18th Asian Games in Jakarta of Indonesia.

The CM handed over cash reward of Rs 1 crore each to four Odia woman hockey team players for clinching silver in the Asian games, at the secretariat here. Similarly, he presented Rs 50 lakh each to two men’s hockey team players who bagged bronze in the Asiad.

On the occasion, Patnaik congratulated the hockey players for their remarkable success in the Asian Games and said they have made India as well as Odisha proud. The CM promised that the state government would provide necessary help to them in future.

The Odia women hockey players who received Rs 1 crore cash rewards are Sunita Lakra, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz and Deep Grace Ekka.

Similarly, Odia men’s hockey players- Birendra Lakra and Amit Rohidas received Rs 50 lakh each in recognition of their achievement in the Asian Games.

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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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