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Odia week shall be observed across the state from Odia New Year

Bhubaneswar:27/3/17; The State’s GA department has been asked by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi for preparing a schedule to observe Odia week starting from Odia New Year which aims at escalating motivation among the government employees to use Odia language.

In a high level meeting, he reviewed the usage of Odia language in Government offices and the updates on the issue were presented by Special Secretary of GA Department Ashok kumar Meena.

In his statement, Culture Secretary Manoranjan Panigrahi said that a new version of Odia administrative dictionary is prepared and will be shortly published.

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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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