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Sports Ministry has sanctioned Rs. ten lakh towards the treatment of hockey Olympian Mohinder Pal Singh

Newdelhi:17/11/20 Sports Ministry has sanctioned Rs. ten lakh towards the treatment of hockey Olympian Mohinder Pal Singh.
Mr Singh is suffering from a chronic kidney ailment and is currently on dialysis.

The money, sanctioned under the Pandit Deendayal Upadhaya National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons, was given to his wife Shivjeet Singh today.

Recently, Sports minister Kiren Rijiju met Shivjeet Singh and several other veteran hockey players to assure them of assistance from the Ministry.

Mr Singh, who was the coach of the Indian Hockey team, was an outstanding hockey player who represented India various international events, including the 1988 Summer Olympics.

He was also a member of the Indian Hockey team that won the Asian Cup in 2007.

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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