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Odisha Chief Minister announced pension of ₹1200 per month for 50,000 artists

Bhubaneswar:16/1/18;Landmark step towards ensuring welfare of artists in the state as Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik announced pension of ₹1200 per month for 50,000 artists under Mukhyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Yojana. Highlights from the announcement:

• Earlier covering 4,000 artists, the new scheme will cover 50,000 artists across the state
• Minimum age criteria reduced to 50 years for male artists and 40 years for female.
• Selection of beneficiaries and sanction of pension to be made by district administration for easy processing and coverage of artists

Chief Minister Shri Patnaik stated that the initiative will honour the commitment and dedication of thousands of artists in the state who have made Odisha proud. He also directed time-bound implementation of the decisions taken at Odisha Cabinet meeting in Puri.

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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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