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Premanajan Paridawas honoured for his lifetime contribution in 49th Banichitra Awards


BHUBANESWAR:2/5/17; The 49th annual Banichitra film and album awards for Oriya cinema and small screen instituted by the four-decade-old Oriya film magazine Banichitra were presented in a colourful ceremony at Rabindra Mandap here.Actor Premanajan  Paridawas honoured for his lifetime contribution to cinema while singer Geeta Pattnaik was conferred with Dhira Biswal saman. ExFinance Minister P.C. Ghadei, chief guest on the occasion, presented the awards while actorPrasant Nanda and Banichitra magazine founder-editor Parikshita Jena were also present. The award presentation ceremony was followed by a colourful evening of dance and music.


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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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