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Sporting Superstars making Ekamra Sports Literature Festival made the event a grand success.

Bhubaneswar:3/11/18:With a spectacular Day One of the Ekamra Sports Literature Festival setting the stage for an exciting amalgamation of sports and literature, the concluding Day Two took the bar of insightful discussions even higher.

Ace sprinter Ben Johnson, author Richard Moore, the champion wrestlers of India Vinesh Phogat, Yogeshwar Dutt and Bajrang Punia, Javelin’s poster boy Neeraj Chopra, swimming champion Stephanie Rice, Indian test vice captain Ajinkya Rahane, author, hockey expert and festival director Sundeep Misra and ex-Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh and launch of cover of Dipa Karmakar’s biographical book, made the event a grand success.

Sundeep Misra, Festival Director, from Emerging Sports in his concluding remarks said, “Happy to have been able to successfully organize this year’s festival. Thanks to Odisha government, officials, all the eminent guests and speakers and people of Bhubaneswar for making it a success. Hope to see many more authors participating in coming years”

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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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