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President of India conferred Rashtriya Kabir Samman to noted Odia poet Pratibha Satpathy

Bhopal:11/11/17 President Ramnath Kovind  conferred Rashtriya Kabir Samman to noted Odia poet Pratibha Satpathy., President Kovind awarded Shri Revaprasad Dwivedi (Varanasi), Shri K Shiva Reddy (Hyderabad). They were given Rs three lakh and citation. The president released ‘Madhya Pradesh Main Kabir’ book.

Speaking on the occasion, the President praised the Government of Madhya Pradesh for instituting the ‘Rashtriya Kabir Samman’. He stated that this honour encourages poets who pursue the philosophical tradition of Saint Kabir. He also congratulated the award winners and appreciated their contributions.

Odia poets  Dr. Pratibha Satpathy is an eminent poet of Oriya literature. She had been recognized as one of the leading poets of the country and had been honoured with the Sahitya Akademi Award, Her poetry expresses deep human sensibility in lucid form while attempting to explore the mystery of human relationships and beyond.
Pratibha is not only famous for writing Oriya poetry, but also known to be a great literary critic. She has also translated a number of famous English literatures of well-known writers such as Pearl S. Buck into Oriya language. Many of her books in Oriya have been translated into Hindi by herself. She has won many literary acclaims for her superior writing standard. For her remarkable literary works, she has been invited to attain a number of national and international conferences and symposia at various point of her career.

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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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