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Nalco CMD Dr Tapan Kumar Chand inaugurate session of the Dadhichi award ceremony

Bhubaneswar:24/7/17;Organ donation is an act of humanity and sacrifice and the donors give a new lease of life to the unfortunate victims of organ failure.

This was stated by Nalco CMD Dr Tapan Kumar Chand while addressing the inaugural session of the Dadhichi award ceremony organised by the Body & Organ Donation Initiative (BODI) under the aegis of the Lok Sevak Mandal and The Samaja here on Sunday.

He said myths and religious and cultural taboos about organ donation need to be dispelled. He particularly appreciated BODI president Dr Pravas Acharya’s lifelong commitment to save lives and believed that Odisha is set to lead the way for organ donation in the country.

Notably, Dr Chand and his wife Preeti Roy had earlier joined the initiative to donate organs. Making a commitment to “Gift Life”, about 500 donors, who have registered for organ and body donation, were felicitated on the occasion and conferred with the Dadhichi Samman.

Inaugurating the programme, State Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera lauded the organisers for motivating people towards this noble cause. Behera pledged to donate his organs too.

Among others, MP Prasanna Patsani and AIIMS Bhubaneswar Director Prof Geetanjali B also spoke on the occasion. Loksevak Mandal secretary Niranjan Rath presided over the programme.

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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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