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Gold Medallist Pramod Bhagat Gets Hero’s Welcome in Home State Odisha

Bhubaneswar:10/9/21: After winning a gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020, ace shuttler Pramod Bhagat returned to his home state, Odisha on Friday afternoon. Amid the beats of ‘dhol’ and cheers, Pramod was given a hero’s welcome at the Biju Patnaik International airport by the state government. State Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera and Secretary R. Vineel Krishna welcomed the Paralympics gold medallist at the airport.

Pramod thanked the state and people for the grand welcome and said this year’s Nuakhai (a festival of western Odisha) will be celebrated with the joy of the gold medal. The shuttler said his next target is to win another gold medal in the Paris Paralympics in 2024.

As per schedule, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will felicitate Pramod this evening at the Kalinga Stadium. The Odisha government has already announced that it will provide Rs 6 crore and a Group-A post job to the ace shuttler.

Beating Daniel Bethell of Great Britain, Pramod won gold medal in badminton men’s singles SL3 in the recently concluded Tokyo Paralympics, 2020.

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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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