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Hockey India lauded the Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik

New Delhi :5/11/18: Hockey India on Monday lauded the Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik for bagging the prestigious International Hockey Federation (FIH) President’s Award.

The world governing body for hockey presented the award to Patnaik at a Gala Dinner and Awards Night held at a city hotel on November 1.

The Hockey India president Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad, stated, “On behalf of Hockey India, I would like to congratulate Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha, on being bestowed with the prestigious FIH President’s Award.”

“It is a befitting honour for a man who has been in the forefront of developing sports and hockey in specific in the region of Odisha. By coming forward to partner the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 as main sponsor, the Odisha Government led by Shri Naveen Patnaik has ensured the marquee event will be played in front of a home crowd, and the passion Odisha prides over hockey will be seen world over,” he added.

Patnaik, an ardent sports lover, was recognised for promoting hockey and his Government’s incredible efforts in bringing the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup to Bhubaneswar. The marquee event is slated to begin on November 28.

The Odisha chief minister has also been at the forefront for the development of the sport by being the sponsor for the Indian National Men’s and Women’s teams.

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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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