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“I am an avid lover of Hockey. During childhood days, I played as a goalkeeper”:Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar:14/10/18: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, under whose stewardship the State would host the men’s hockey world cup on November, performed the role of hockey goalkeeper in his school days.

Patnaik, who featured in the Kaun Banega Crorepati’s ‘Karamveer’ episode telecast on Friday, said “I am an avid lover of Hockey. During childhood days, I played as a goalkeeper”.

Replying to query by Big B, Amitabh Bachachan, Patnaik said” In Odisha, Hockey is a popular sport. It is very popular, particularly in our tribal areas, where they say the children by the time they learn to walk, then go on to playing hockey. I have played hockey as well,” he said.

The State is hosting the Men’s Hockey World Cup tournament for the first time. The tournament will begin on November 28 and will continue till December 16 at the Kalinga stadium here.

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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