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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dedicated his award to the 4.5 crore people of Odisha

New Delhi:18/8/17: After receiving the Outlook India Speakout best administrator award in New Delhi, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dedicated it to the 4.5 crore people of Odisha.

“I would like to dedicate the award to the 4.5 crore people of my State. Odisha was importing rice when I became the Chief Minister in 2000.  Today, we are the 3rd largest contributors to the public distribution system in the country,” said Patnaik after receiving the award from former President of India Pranab Mukherjee at a special function. “In the last 10 years, Odisha has doubled farmers’ income and lifted 8 million people above the poverty line.  As far as women empowerment and socio economic development is concerned, we have now 5 million SHG groups under the Mission Shakti initiative of the government. As far as reduction in infant mortality is concerned, Odisha is well above the national average and 50,000 lives are being saved every year,” the CM said.

“In the year 1999, super cyclone had ravaged Odisha and 30,000 people had lost their lives. Through our disaster management initiatives in the last four years, no human lives were lost in cyclone Phailin. We have always endeavoured to make more efforts to make our state No-1 in the country,” Naveen added.


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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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