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Litterateur Ratnakar Chaini to get Sahitya Bharati Samman

Cuttack: Shri Gangadhar Rath Foundation announced that noted litterateur Ratnakar Chaini will be conferred the Sahitya Bharati Samman for 2016 for outstanding contribution to Odia literature.

Chaini has to his credit more than 60 publications which include numerous short stories and plays.
Similarly, eminent vocalist and playback singer Pranab Kishor Pattanaik shall be given Gangadhar Rath Smaraki Samman for his contribution in the field of music. The award carries a cash prize of `1 lakh and a silver emblem of Sun Temple, Konark.
Similarly, the Bhanuji Rao Smaraki Puraskar shall be awarded to noted poet Saroj Ranjan Mohanty while Binapani Mohanty Katha Sahitya Puraskar will be given to Golap Manjari Kar. Both awards carry cash prize of Rs 25,000 each.
The Subrat Rath Smaraki Puraskar, carrying Rs 10,000, will be awarded to Kamala Sathpathy and Sushant Kumar Nayak.
The awards will be presented by president of Odisha Sahitya Akademi Harihar Mishra on March 19.
Niranjan Padhi will be the chief speaker while Trustee Dr Jayant Rath shall preside over the function.
Among others, Trustee Rath, secretary Susmita Rath, Binapani Mohanty, Amaresh Patnaik, Dr Bijayananda Singh and senior advocate Pitambar Acharya were present at the press conference where the awards were announced.

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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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