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Chief Minister inaugurates Ekamra Sports Literature Fest
Sportslogon Team November 2nd 2018

Bhubaneswar : Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the two-days long Asia's largest Ekamra Sports Literature Festival and unveiled the covers of a Ready Reckoner on Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup and a sports magazine Hockey Bites here on Friday.

The first edition featured as many as many eminent national and international athletes,players, coaches and sportswriters were participated and share their views to support of sports.

CM Naveen expressed, Hosing the hockey World Cup in the capital city is a certainly a glory for us. It’s natural that there will be lot of writing on the event as well. We welcome the finest minds in the world of sports to write. Discuss and reveal their stories not alone hockey, but to the entire realm of sports and games.He also said, for several decades now, Odisha has been the cradle of hockey with many of top Indian players from the State donning the national colours.

Sports can be life changing experience. In fact it can change our look towards life. Sports literature can create a special kind of aura of sports in the minds of people. The games and their impact, the players and their struggles, victories and rejoices, failures and disappointment and if possible the story behind each story. Sports literature can truly captivate and bring our generation under the impression of sports, added Naveen.

Among others Sports and Youth Services Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera, Padmashree Dilip Tirkey, Former Indian World Cup Hockey gold winning team captain Ajit Pal Singh, Olympian swimmer Stephanie Rice, Sports and Youth Services Secretary Vishal Dev and Emerging Sports Director Sundeep Misra were present. .
This news was added and updated on : November 2nd 2018
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