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Odisha Olympic Association announced cash award for winning medal in Tokyo Olympics

Bhubaneswar:18/7/21: The Odisha Olympic Association today announced cash award for winning medal in Tokyo Olympics.

As per the announcement, Rs 5 lakh cash prize will be given to Gold medal winners, Rs 3 lakh to Silver medal winners, and Rs 1 lakh to Bronze medal winners.

Earlier, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had announced cash award of Rs 6 crore for winning Gold medal, Rs 4 crore for Silver medal, and Rs 2.5 crore for clinching Bronze medal. He also announced Rs 15 lakh for each participant from Odisha.

A total of six sportspersons of Odisha– Birendra Lakra, Amit Rohidas (Men’s Hockey); Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo (Women’s Hockey); Dutee Chand (Individual 100m and 200m dash) and Pramod Bhagat (Paralympics Badminton)– will participate in the Tokyo Olympics.

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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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