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Commissionerate Police launched APOSSA scheme to promote sports among slum youths

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Monday launched APOSSA scheme to promote sports among slum youths residing under Bhubaneswar and Cuttack Urban Police Districts (UPDs).

The All Round Promotion of Sports in Sums and Young Juveniles against Narcotics Abuse(APOSSA) has been launched by Asit Tripathy, the Additional Chief Secretary of Home Department, in the presence of Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty today.

The APOSSA scheme aims to proactively engage the youths of the slums for sharing the responsibility of creating a safe and secure environment. Sports and games will be the medium to engage the youths while creating awareness against narcotic substance abuse among them.

On the occasion, Mohanty said that the programme aims at promoting volleyball, basketball and other sporting activities in the slums area of the Twin Cities.

 

Subsequently, the Commissionerate Police have sought the assistance and cooperation of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, Sports & Youth Services Department, Urban Development Department as associated government agencies and non-profit organisations working in the related areas for holistic implementation of the scheme.

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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