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Biju Patnaik Sports Award for Excellence in Sports Journalism

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The “Biju Patnaik Sports Award for Excellence in Sports Journalism” is a category of award under the “Biju Patnaik Sports Award" Scheme. The scheme was launched by the Sports & Youth Services Department, Government of Odisha to commemorate the yeoman service of late Biju Patnaik, the ex-Chief Minister of Odisha, towards the development of Sports & Games in the State by conferring the highest honour of the Government of Odisha in the field of Sports in his name. The objective of the scheme is to encourage the development of Sports and Games in the State. The award is given to the journalists who have done significant work in the sphere of journalism for the promotion and popularization of sports and games as well as fighting for the causes of sports and sportspersons in the State of Odisha.
  • Sports Journalist: Sports reporter, Journalist (Mobile or desk) of a major daily newspaper, or magazine.
  • Accredited Journalists: A journalist who has been granted accreditation under the Rule "The Odisha Press Accreditation (Constitution Rules-1994 notified on 31st January 1994 Resolution in I & P.R. Department Govt. of Odisha) and includes accredited Sports & Photo Journalist and awarded from time to time.
  • Freelance Reporter of Print media and/or Electronic media operating within the State of Odisha (As per the eligibility criteria under the resolution (Para-2 (I) of the I& P.R. Department of Government of Odisha.
  • Photo Journalist/Cameraman-Cum-Correspondent: A cameraman representing a newspaper, News Photo Agency, or TV news Unit (as per the eligibility criteria under resolution (Para-2 (i) & P.R. Department)
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