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Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports proposed for hosting the upcoming all India University Games at Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar:2/11/19; Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju called on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Lok Seva Bhawan here on Friday.

Rijuju was in the city to inaugurate the Hockey Olympic qualifiers being held at the Kalinga Stadium. “Naveen Patnaik Ji is a very senior leader and respectable Chief Minister of the country. I came here for a courtesy call,” he said.

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The Union Minister praised Odisha Government’s commitment for development of sports in the State. He proposed Naveen for hosting the upcoming all India University Games at Bhubaneswar. He added that Odisha has transformed into a sports hub and successfully hosted national and international events.

“It is important to note that Odisha Government has taken very important steps to encourage sports. I congratulated the Chief Minister for all that he has done for promotion of sports,” he added. Union Sports Secretary, Director General of Sports Authority of India and other senior officials accompanied Rijiju during the courtesy call to Odisha CM.

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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