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Third Consecutive Win For Team India In Rugby Championship

Bhubaneswar:27/10/18: Sweety Kumari single-handedly won the third match for Team Indian at the Asia Rugby Sevens U18 Girls Championship being played at Kalinga Stadium here on Saturday.

In the closely-contested match against Sri Lanka, India came on the top with the score card reading 24-15.

Earlier in the day, Team India had an easy win in the one-sided match of 89-0 against Bangladesh.

High in confidence after an impressive win against UAE the previous evening, the girls seemed unstoppable today. With these, they have wrapped up their groups matches.

They had put up an impressive show in front of the home crowd and beat UAE 22-5. All five players from Odisha – Sumitra Nayak (vice captain), Soni Mandangi, Jemamani Naik, Lija Sardar and Parbati Kisku – were in the team that was fielded for these matches.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had inaugurated the event last evening. “This is yet another historic event as this championship is the first ever International Age Rugby Tournament to be hosted in India. Being hosted ahead of the Men’s Hockey World Cup, this event is going to set the sporting spirit of the city soaring,” he said, while welcoming players from 12 countries.

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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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