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SSWB, Odisha pays Tribute to Malati Choudhury on her 113th Birth Anniversay

Bhubaneswar 26th July 2017: A journey of thousand miles must begin with a single step, is what believes Smt. Latika Pradhan, Chairperson, The State Social Welfare Board (SSWB) Odisha. As an initiative and such step towards making SSWB, Odisha, instrumental in spearheading the movement of women empowerment and child development,The State Social Welfare Board (SSWB), Odisha under the aegis of Women and Child Development Department, Govt. of Odisha in collaboration with Gandhi Smriti and DarshanSamiti, organized the National Conventionon 26th July 2017 at KIIT auditorium. The convention is a tribute to the fearless freedom fighter and Founder Chairperson of SSWB, Odisha, Lt.Malati Choudhury on her 113th Birth Anniversary. Shri. PrafullaSamal, Hob’ble Minister Women and Child Development Department, Govt. of Odisha, as the Chief Guest, inaugurated the convention and released a video documentary and souvenir “Numa” dedicated to Lt. Malati Choudhury.The event was meticulously managed by a 360 degree media house Prelude.

Dr. PrassanaPatasani,Hon’ble MP, Bhubaneswar, Dr. AchyutaSamant, Founder KIIT & KISS,Smt.KuntalaKumari Acharya, Ex-Chairperson SSWB, Odisha andCommissioner-Cum-Secretary, W & CD, Govt. of Odisha graced the occasion as Guest of honor. Smt.KuntalaKumari Acharya shared about the contribution of Malati Choudhury in freedom struggle, social welfare and development of the marginalized and downtrodden.  Mr. Akshya Panda, Economic Advisor, Department of Heavy Industries, Govt. of India, as the chief speaker of the convention enlightened the gathering about the role of CSR in empowering women and development of children. The other eminent dignitaries, Ex-Chairpersons of SSWB, Odisha and 8 Chairpersons of the SSWB of 8 states of India, were felicitated for their unparalleled service to the society.


“CSR for the Empowerment of Women & Child and Social Welfare Board in India” was the main theme for panel discussion and deliberation where eminent media persons, philanthropists and social activists   participated and shared their knowledge .Among the  eminent guests wereMr. Nitin Chandra, Principal Secretary, SSEPD, Govt. of Odisha, Dr. Kasturi Mohapatra, Chairperson, OSCPCR, Mr. P.K Sahoo, Principal Director & Head, CIPET, Balasore, Mr. Dilip Kumar Satpathy, Bureau Chief, Business Standard,Mr. Prashant Kumar Sahoo, State Head, Wockhrdt Foundation,Dr. Santosh Kumar Mishra, Director, IMMT, Govt. of India, Mr. Sandeep Sahu, Media Journalist & Activist, Ms. MahuaChattarjee, Regional Head, CRY,Ms. Arundhati Devi, Eminent Leader of International Dissonance Movement and Mr. L.P. Das, Sr. Divisional Manager, Life Insurance of India, to name few.

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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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