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Bhasha Suraksha Sammilani demand of forming a Linguistic Commission

Bhubaneswar: 2/4/17:The Bhasha Suraksha Sammilani reiterated its demand of forming a Linguistic Commission and making a penal provision in implementation of the Odisha Official Language Act during celebration of Utkal Divas here on Saturday.

Former Minister Bishwabhusan Harichandan alleged that the language act is not yet implemented due to lack of willingness of the state government.

Former Speaker of State Assembly, Sarat kar, historians Dr Pritish Acharya and Dr Nibedita Mohanty, Senior journalist Rabi Das spoke on how Odia language was protected overcoming various obstacles and formation of Odisha on linguistic basis.

President of the Sammilani, Baishnab Parida called upon the people to speak Odia in their day to day life and also make their children habituated with learning Odia.

Padmashri Prafulla Kar and his group sang all the patriotic songs those were sung in the first session of Utkal Sammilani. The programme was coordinated by youth litterateurs including Amitabh khilar, Biswanath Behera and Sachin Nayak.

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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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