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Parliamentary Affairs department has issued a notification to establish a “Heritage Cabinet”

Bhubaneswar:12/7/18; The Parliamentary Affairs department has issued a notification to establish a “Heritage Cabinet” to preserve history and culture of Odisha.

The Heritage Cabinet will be headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik comprising of eight members and make efforts to enrich Odia language.

The members are the Chief Minister, Ministers of Finance, Odia Language, Literature & Culture and Tourism, Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts, SC, ST Development, Higher Education, School & Mass Education and Electronics & IT.

While Chief Secretary is the secretary of the cabinet, secretary of Odia Language, Literature & Culture and Tourism Department is its convener. Secretaries of all the concerned departments will be special invitees on the cabinet.

It will co-ordinate with organisations working for preservation, promotion and enrichment of the language, literature history and culture of the State.

Notably, the State Cabinet at a meeting on December 26, last year in Puri had decided to set up the Heritage Cabinet. Its aim is to spread and preserve history and culture of Odisha and enrich the Odia language further.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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