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Tata Steel Bhubaneswar 2nd Literary Meet

Bhubaneswar:ONT Bureaue :10/1/17:Culturally among the richest states of India, Odisha has always been at the forefront of iconic works of Indian literature, from Jaydev’s Gita Govinda, to Sarala Das’ Mahabharata, to the path-breaking works of poets such as Sitakant Mahapatra and Ramakanta Rath, and fiction writers such as Prativa Ray in the modern era.
It is to celebrate this immense richness that Tata Steel today announced the second edition of the Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet (TSBLM) to be held at Hotel Trident in Odisha capital on January 20 and 21.The idea was to pay homage to the best of Odia literature, while also going beyond the confines of the purely literary and bringing on board such varied areas of interest as theatre, dance, music, cinema, journalism, and politics, all of which directly or indirectly affect literary pursuits.

Speaking on this occasion, Chanakya Choudhury, Group Director Corporate Communications and Regulatory Affair, Tata Steel said, “Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet is one of the important and flagship events of Tata Steel in Odisha. It is fulfilling its role of being a responsible corporate citizen brand by promoting literature along with sports. Tata Steel endeavors to bring best-in-class experience to literary enthusiasts, and provide a knowledge platform for intellectual exchange of ideas on contemporary issues in Odisha.”
Addressing the media Arun Misra, VP, Project Gopalpur, MD Tata Steel SEZ, said, “Culturally among the richest states of India, Odisha has always been at the forefront of iconic works of Indian literature”
Speaking on occasion Monica Nayyar Patnaik, MD Sambad Group told that Sambad group is associated with TSBLM as they found a synergy between the group’s commitment to the promotion of Odiya literature and the bigger objective of the literary meet.
Ananta Mohapatra, renowned theatre personality of Odisha appreciated the initiative of Tata Steel in bringing the second edition of Bhubaneswar Literary meet in a bigger and better way.

About Editor in chief

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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