Patnaik requests Modi to name hockey national game of India

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 20 (PTI) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to officially recognise hockey as the national game of India. Hockey already enjoys the status of the unofficial national game of India and with Odisha all set to host the World Cup in November, Patnaik urged Modi to make the status official. “As you know Sir, the next World Cup Hockey will be held Odisha in November this year. While reviewing the preparations, I was surprised and shocked to know that what is popularly known as the National Game – Hockey, has in fact never been notified as our National Game,” Patnaik wrote in his letter, which is in possession of PTI. “Hence I am sure you will agree with the crores loving fans of our country – that Hockey truly deserves to be notified as our National Game. This will be fitting tribute to the great Hockey players who have made our country proud,” Patnaik said. In February, the Odisha government also announced a first-of-its-kind association when they replaced Sahara as the official sponsors of Indian hockey. Hockey historically has been the sport that has given the most accolades to India with eight Olympic golds. PTI APA APA ATATlast_img read more

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Bengaluru Hosts ‘Creative Minds 2018’ by Arena Animation

first_img(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with NewsVoir. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.)Bengaluru, Karnataka, India (NewsVoir)Arena Animation, the leading animation institution in India recently organized the Creative Minds – Bengaluru 2018 – an opportunity for over 400 students to showcase their talent.Creative Minds is Arenas flagship student competition, where students produce and showcase some brilliant work. Students conceptualise and produce films under the guidance & mentorship of their faculty. These films and projects are judged by industry experts, who then guide and nurture them. This competition which happens across the country, judges students on various categories such as digital illustration, character design and animation, visual effects scene, 3D architectural visualization to name a few. It creates a platform for the students that provide them opportunity to learn teamwork and showcase their work within a strict timeframe, thus improving their capability, capacity and efficiency.Congratulating the winners, Mr. Pravir Arora, Group Chief Marketing Officer, Aptech Ltd. said, Creative Minds is an initiative that offers a holistic benefit to the students. On one hand they receive quality insight including tip and tricks while using software, and on the other, they receive quick and comprehensive feedback on their work. With such competitions we want to create a stage for students to network with the industry experts. I would like to heartily congratulate the winners of Creative Minds, Bengaluru 2018.The industry stalwarts consisted of leading studios in India. These industry experts lent their guidance to students and also provided them useful career tips, in order to nurture industry-ready individuals. In this way, students were exposed to the latest industry trends, while at the same time they learnt to apply the learnings to the work they had presented. Along with the competition, a masterclass was conducted by industry leaders such as: Mr. Pranay Agarwal, Head of Compositing, DNeg Studios, Mr. Sanjay Rajan, Animation supervisor at Xentrix Studios, Mr. Dijo Davis, Head of L&D at Technicolor Academy & Mr. Sachin A A. Learning Lead Compositing – Technicolour Academy by MPC Studios, Bengaluru.advertisementArena Animation believes that a better future for the Indian animation and VFX industry can only be fueled by skilling the youth and nurturing creative minds and make them industry-ready. Initiatives like Creative Minds by Arena Animation always aim towards creating a strong community of skilled animators.About Arena AnimationArena Animation is a Pioneer, Trendsetter and Global Leader in Animation education. Arena has an extensive network of centers and has trained over 4, 00,000 students globally since its inception in 1996.Arena offers industry relevant courses on Animation & Multimedia to students aspiring for global careers in this New Age industry. It trains students as well as professionals in the latest industry relevant courses backed by alliances with world leaders, a world-class faculty and the latest technical educational tools.Arenas students are placed as Graphic Designers, Web Designers, 2D/3D Animators, 2D/3D Designers, AV Editors, Technical Trainers, 3D Modelers, Multimedia Programmers, Compositors, Visualizers, Content Developers and Pre and Post Production executives in blue chip animation studios and entertainment companies like Prime Focus, Rhythm & Hues Studios, Crest Animation Studios, EFX, UTV Toons, Toonz Animation, Nipuna Services, Prasad Studio, Colour Chips, Ramoji Film City, Green Gold Animation, DQ Entertainment, Paprikaas Animation Studios, UshaKiron TV, Sony TV, Google India, NDTV, TOI, DD Sports, Discovery Channel, Divya Bhaskar, Asianet Satellite Communications, ETV, NDTV, Zee Sports and Zee TV to name a few.For Further Information, please visit www.arena-multimedia.com.Image 1: Creative Minds – Bengaluru 2018Image 2: Mr. Pranay Agarwal, Head of Compositing, DNeg Studios at Creative Minds 2018 BengaluruPWRPWRlast_img read more

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has no place for others but himself in his Dream XI

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the most entertaining footballers in the world, both on and off the pitch. Ibrahimovic continues to amuse the world with his baffling goals, most impressive football skills and most importantly his admiration for self.From calling himself a King to a God, Zlatan has assumed almost every larger-than-life title for himself.On Monday, Zlatan went a level ahead to prove his love and admiration for self by picking himself XI times in his best XI. Not only the players but he also suggested that maybe he himself will be the manager.Zlatan took to Facebook to share his Favourite team of all time and ended up selecting 11 Ibrahimovic.Currently plying his trade in Major Soccer League, Ibrahimovic is scoring goals for fun at LA Galaxy. Former Manchester United striker has netted the ball 13 times in 15 games so far.LA Galaxy is currently ranked second in the Western Conference, behind a rampant LAFC led by Carlo Vela, the league’s leader in goals and assists.Ibrahimovic is currently the third-most decorated active footballer in the world, having won 31 trophies in his career. And the Swedish striker has scored over 520 senior career goals for club and country.After a brief stint with Manchester United, where Zlatan won UEFA Europa League and two domestic trophies, Ibrahimovi joined LA Galaxy in 2018.advertisementIbrahimovic is one of ten players to have made 100 or more appearances for the Swedish national team, over a 15-year international career. He is the country’s all-time leading goal scorer with 62 goals.Also Read | Copa America 2019: Brazil beat Peru 3-1 to clinch 1st title since 2007Also See:last_img read more

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