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official mascot for Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup, Olly being welcome at the Puri sea beach

Bhubaneswar:9/10/18; The official mascot for Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup, Olly is being welcome hockey lovers to Odisha in his characteristic style at the Puri sea beach on October 9. As part of the promotional campaign in the run-up to the World Cup, the Department of Sports and Youth Services would be hosting an event on Tuesday to signify the launch of the official World Cup mascot.

Olly would not only make his vibrant presence felt but also surprise the ardent hockey lovers of the state with an unmatched show of skills. After the grand launch event, he would be involved in a photo shoot with all his fans on the beautiful sandy coastlines of Puri. He would be addressing the media later, promoting the beautiful sport of hockey while raising awareness about conservation of his Olive Ridley turtle brethren.

Vishal Dev, Commissioner-cum-Secretary of the department said, “We are glad that Olly is coming to Puri to welcome all Odias and other hockey lovers to the World Cup in December. Olly has a few plans to surprise us. We hope to see a large turnout at Puri sea beach to welcome him.”

Olly personifies the spirit of sportsmanship and also sends across an urgent message for conservation of our natural habitat. He encourages us all to imbibe the principles of fairness and competition that sport teaches us while at the same time, strives hard to make conscious and coordinated efforts to help save the diverse habitats of his fellow brethren at the oceans.

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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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