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Modi told Dutee Chand that “You have made a number of records for this country. The country hopes that you will find a place on the Olympic podium

Bhubaneswar:13/7/21: India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand opened her heart out and spoke about the challenges that she faced in her personal and professional life during her interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister spoke to Indian sportspersons who will be representing the country in the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo.

While interacting with the PM, Dutee said, “This will be my second Olympics. I just want to show that no woman is less or weak in India. Women will progress and will bring pride to the country. I want to win a medal for this country.”

“Sports has given me and my family a better life after the struggles in the initial days of my life. I would like to thank you (PM) and Odisha Chief Minister and everyone who has helped me to achieve that. My life has been surrounded by controversies. There have been a lot of challenges I had to overcome to get here,” she said.

The Prime Minister also wished to know about her preparation and said a few seconds decide an athlete’s years of practice. Dutee said there will always be nervousness and fear in the mind but as always, she hoped to overcome everything and see the Tricolour unfurl after the races.

Modi told Dutee that she should take part in the Olympics without getting bogged down by expectations. “You have made a number of records for this country. The country hopes that you will find a place on the Olympic podium. Let go of all your worries and participate, the whole of India is with you,” he said.

Dutee will represent the country in the 100 and 200-metre sprints

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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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