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Odisha bagged tourism award

New Delhi: 22/4/17:Odisha bagged tourism award in a function held in New Delhi, organised by ‘India Today’ Group. Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister, Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation handed over the first runners up prize in ‘Beach & Costal Tourism’ category.

Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister of Tourism & Culture received the award on behalf of the state.

State Government is taking many initiatives for development of tourism sector, especially for development of Buddhist tourism, Tribal Tourism and Rural Tourism, while participating in a questionnaire session organised by ‘India Today’ Group, said Panda.

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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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