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Four members of the Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams were given a rousing welcome in-their hometown

Sundargarh:21/8/21: Four members of the Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams-Amit Rohidas, Birendra Lakra, Deepgrace Ekka and Sunita Toppo who have made the country, and the State proud for their stellar performance by scripting history at the Tokyo Olympics were given a rousing welcome here-their hometown on arrival.

They were accompanied by former captain of the Indian hockey team Padmashri Dilip Tirkey.

The players were given a grand welcome by the district administration and the people of Sundargarh.

Upon their arrival at the Jharsuguda Veer Surendra Sai Airport at noon today officials of the district administration, and Sports department after welcoming them at the airport took them home to Sundargarh a distance of 22 km in a special carcade.

On their arrival at the Parijat Park here the stars of the Indian hockey team were taken on a tour of the town in an open SUV accompanied by bikers on a procession to the sound of dulduli (a typical set of huge drums played particularly in the western part of Odisha).

Large crowds welcomed the players with great enthusiasm apart from felicitating them at Sundargarh Public School and at different squares on the route.

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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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