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MoU signed between Publications Division and Sasta Sahitya Mandal

New Delhi(PIB)14/2/17:Publications Division, a Media Unit under Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and Sasta Sahitya Mandal (SSM) has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for joint publication of books on heroes of freedom struggle, cultural leaders and other eminent personalities who worked towards Nation development. The agreement is a joint initiative between the two organisations to sensitise the young generation about India’s rich and diverse culture and history. It would promote availability of good literature for the people on diverse topics. Secretary I&B, Shri Ajay Mittal, Secretary, SSM Prof. Indranath Choudhuri, ADG, Publications Division, Dr. Sadhana Rout and Joint Secretary, Ministry of I&B Shri Mihir Kumar Singh were present on the occasion. he MoU included joint publication of a set of 20 books out of which 10 books will be selected through each other’s catalogue. In addition a set of 10 small new books would be finalized on topics such as the freedom struggle, Indian culture, ethics and values for Joint Publication. The agreement would also provide an opportunity, for both the organizations to enhance their reach by displaying and offering on sale any of publications published by either of the organizations. This MOU is valid for three years from the date of signing of this MOU, which can be extendable for similar terms by mutual agreement.

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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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