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Noted Odia scientist Dr. Lalit Mohan Das has been conferred with the prestigious Biju Patnaik Award

Bhubaneswar23/6/17: Noted Odia scientist Dr. Lalit Mohan Das has been conferred with the prestigious Biju Patnaik Award for Scientific Excellence for the year 2014.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik felicitated Das with a medal, citation and a cash prize of Rs two lakh at a function here organized by Odisha Bigyan Academy (OBA) of Science and Information Technology department.

A total of 11 personalities from various fields of science were awarded for their pioneering contribution in innovation, research and popularization of scientific temper.

Prof. Dr. Pradeep Kumar Chand, Dr. Swati Mohanty and Dr. Ajay Parida have been lauded with the Samanta Chandra Sekhar Award and were presented a cash award of Rs one lakh along with medal and citation while Odisha Young Scientist Award have been conferred on Dr Swarup Kumar Parida, Dr. Milan Kumar Biswal, Dr. Biswaranjan Paital,  and  Dr. Sasmita Mohapatra. Each of them received a cash award of Rs 25,000.

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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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