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Odisha has a rich artistic heritage and has produced some of the finest examples of Indian art :Dr. S.C. Jamir

Bhubaneswar:4/1/18;The State has a rich artistic heritage and has produced some of the finest examples of Indian art and architecture, said Governor and Chancellor Dr. S.C. Jamir. Speaking at the 19th Foundation Day of Utkal University of Culture at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar Governor & Chancellor said the richness of our culture is the heritage of humanity and should be preserved, promoted, propagated and protected.

For the benefit of present and future generations, it is for the University to do the best by introducing new programmes while monitoring the existing curricula to make it more appealing for students and both theory and practice must be given due emphasis. Progress of the University is encouraging but we have much more to do to achieve our ambitious goal. In the future journey it is important to maintain far-reaching visions that are understood and shared with stakeholders more widely. You must explain what difference your research makes to the world. You must be clear and focused about what you are doing, where you excel and what the challenges are, Governor advised. During these 19 years Utkal University of Culture has come a long way consolidating its identity and position as a unique university, dedicated to foster our composite culture through qualitative expansion of academic studies, research and extension. Prof. Kamal Kant Mishra, Vice-Chancellor, Manoranjan Panigrahi, Secretary, Culture, Dr. Suman Das, Registrar, Prof. Jagannath Kuanr, Chairman, PG Council others spoke on the occasion. Governor gave away prizes to successful students in various competitions and released University news letter ‘SANSKRUT’ and literary magazine ‘RUPAYANA’.

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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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