Bhubaneswar: 12/11/17;The Non-resident Odias (NROs) living far off the country and state to earn livelihoods overseas were enchanted by devotional songs dedicated to Lord Jagannath during a cultural programme Spandan in Singapore. Eminent singer Arabinda Muduli made entire atmosphere spiritual with his devotional songs. The NROs amidst their busy schedules attended the programme ‘Odia Sanskrutiru Pade’ held by Odia Society of Singapore for aesthetic relish on Saturday evening. Gracing the occasion Odisha’s leading vernacular daily ‘Sambad’ Editor Soumya Ranjan Patnaik spread rich culture of Odisha in the foreign soil in his address by speaking about Odisha’s ancient literature and significance of motherland. JP leader Dr. Sambit Patra, who attended the cultural programme, won the hearts of NROs through his speech.
About Editor in chief
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.