Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Sports Journalists’ Association (OSJA) observed its foundation day here on Tuesday.
Gracing the occasion, Senior Journalist Sandip Sahu, Former Sports Administrator Ashok Mohanty and International Master Chess star of the State Swayangsu Satyapragyan were present as guest.
OSJA Secretary Suresh Swain said that after facing many complex situations in the professional field, there is a need to educate them self to face their day to day work. Swain said that keeping in mind that Bhubaneswar has now become an international sports hub with conducting many different events including the host of Asian athletic meet, World Hockey League and World Cup Hockey, the importance of sports journalists is growing day by day.
OSJA Working President Sanatan Pani said that all the sports journalist must put their effort to engage more common people in the platform of sports. International Master Chess star of the State Swayangsu Satyapragyan said that without the support of the sports journalist, the players cannot get there due recognition despite their hard work.
Later during the occasion, Senior Sports Journalist Sandip Sahu felicitated KIIT Sports officer Gaganendu Das, Sradhanjali Samantaray, Maruti Estate CMD Jitendra Kumar Samantsinghar, Subrat and Tata Corporate Communication Head Soumendra Pattnaik.