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IIT BHUBANESWAR ORGANIZES ‘FIT INDIA CYCLOTHON’ AS PART OF FIT INDIA MISSION

Bhubaneswar26/12/20::IIT Bhubaneswar organized a “FIT India Cyclothon”, as part of the Fit India Movement. The Cyclotron is a new initiative under the aegis of the Fit India Movement and is conceived with a vision to keep ourselves fit while maintaining social distancing. The event was inaugurated and flagged of by Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar said, “Physical, mental fitness and wellbeing are very essential for every citizen for leading quality life. IIT Bhubaneswar adopted cycling culture in the campus giving emphasis to the same and to create a wellness environment at the institute by giving equal importance to health and fitness among the campsites by regular practise of sports, cycling and yoga. Fortunately, the students of our institute exhibit quick reflexes. The Institute in the past has organized and actively participated in the Freedom run, Mini-marathon, and International Day of Yoga.  The “Fit India Movement” initiative by Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India in making India a Fit Nation is truly a visionary step in this direction and the nation needs to be reminded about it in these times. On this occasion, I would urge the students, faculty, and staff members to practice exercise in their daily routine from now on.”

The Institute saw the enthusiastic participation of all the 80 members comprising of faculty, officers, staff, and student community of the institute, the number which was restricted due to Covid-19. The event was organized with strict observation of social distancing norms and COVID-19 protocols in view of the ongoing pandemic. The event was also attended by Prof. V.R. Pedireddi, Dean Student Affairs, ShriDebarajRath, Registrar (I/c) and was coordinated by Dr. SankarsanMohapatro, President,Dr. Olive Ray, Faculty Advisor Games and Sports, Student Gymkhana and Dr. SrikantGollapudi, EAA Coordinator.

 

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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