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14th OKH Lecture by NASA Astronaut Mr. Jack David Fischer on “Borderless Universe”

Bhubaneswar:8/12/17;Mr. Jack David Fischer, NASA Astronaut and Colonel of United States Air Force delivered the14th lecture on “Borderless Universe” under the Odisha Knowledge Hub Lecture Series. He shared his experiences of more than135 days of stay in the International Space Station alongwith his teammates. The talk was highly illuminating and inspiring.

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Hon’ble Minister, School & Mass Education, Science & Technology, Shri Badri Narayan Patra, Hon’ble Minister, Electronics & Information Technology, Sports & Youth Services, Shri Chandra Sarathi Behera, Chief Secretary, Development Commissioner, Additional Chief Secretaries, Secretaries, Students and Faculties of Academic and Research Institutions– IIT, IMMT, Institute of Physics, NISER, Bhubaneswar, Utkal University & VSSUT, Burla attended the lecture and interacted with the speaker. The lecture was shared with 30 Districts Headquarters through Video conferencing to enable participation of the student community and their interaction with the Guest Speaker.

The Young Innovator Mr. Jaswasi Jaswant Sahu, a student of VSSUT, Burla demonstrated the video clip of the successful launching and recovery of 1 kilometer apogee sounding rocket, which was appreciated by the Guest Speaker as well as the audience present.

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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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