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Jury for 64th National Film Awards submits report to I&B Minister

New Delhi:6/4/17;Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information & Broadcasting said that National Film Awards provided a platform to showcase the composite and rich culture of India through the medium of Cinema. While thanking the Jury Members of the 64th National Film Awards for submitting the reports for the Feature and Non- Feature categories of movies, the Minister said that National Film Awards, had established itself as the Premier Film Awards in the Country while honouring the best talent in the Film Industry. Commenting on the role of Cinema as a powerful communicator, Shri Naidu mentioned that Cinema influenced the behaviour and societal norms and had the power to bring extraordinary changes in the lives of the people. Taking advantage of this medium, the Ministry of I&B had organised various Film Festivals targeting various sections of the society like Children Film Bonanza, Patriotic Film Festival amongst others.

Speaking on Regional Cinema, Shri Naidu mentioned that Regional Cinema today had evolved to the extent of becoming a natural competitor for Bollywood. Movies like Baahubali which had won several accolades had shown the potential of creativity, technology and animation in the Films Sector




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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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