Ekamra Sports Literary Festival 2018 in Bhubaneswar

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Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the two-day first-of-its-kind Ekamra Sports Literary Festival here, today.

The event is being held as a run-up to the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 as an initiative of the Department of Sports.

The literary festival would bring together national and international sports stars and writers such as Ben Johnson, Stephanie Rice, Dilip Tirkey, Mohammed Kaif, Jeff Thompson, Ajinkya Rahane, Yogeshwar Dutt, Madeleine Pape and more under one roof for the most meaningful conversations in the sports world today.

Besides discussions, gymnast Deepa Karmakar will be present for release of the cover of her biography during the event.