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Odisha Chief Minister released commemorative postage stamp on the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup

Bhubaneswar:28/11/18: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday released commemorative postage stamp on the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup, at the State Secretariat here.

The Odisha CM released the stamp hours before the commencement of the first match of the sporting event at the Kalinga Stadium here today.

The stamps aim at commemorating the 14th edition of the Men’s Hockey World Cup in Odisha, which will kick-start Wednesday evening with Belgium taking on Canada and India playing against South Africa in Pool C.

Speaking on the occasion, Patnaik said, “I thank the Postal Department for producing these beautiful stamps at the time of the Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar.”

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The Ministry of Communications and Department of Post, Government of India released a set of five stamps plus a miniature sheet today in order to commemorate this event of international value. Sports lovers and philatelists can immortalize their memories of this World Cup now by collecting the postage stamps.

Along with the stamps, the Government also released a first-day cover with a brochure detailing the entire information around the World Cup and Odisha. They will be made available from the 28th of November to the 16th of December 2018 only as of now.

Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi and Development Commissioner R. Balakrishnan were prominent among others present on the special event.

The Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 will kick off today and end on 16 December. Host India will start their campaign against South Africa today.

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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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