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Odisha chief Minister discussed with National Commission for Scheduled Tribes Chairman

Bhubaneswar:19/1/18:Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik held discussion with National Commission for Scheduled Tribes Chairman Nand Kumar Sai on plight of tribals displaced by various development projects. He sought NCST Chairman’s intervention to safeguards interests of 5000 tribals in Malkangiri due to Polavaram project.

He also raised issues of delay in central assistance for tribals as per Section 275(1) of the Constitution, and grant of pre-matric and post-matric scholarships. He sought expediting of State Government proposal to enlisting of 167 more tribal communities under Scheduled Tribes.

NCST Chairman Nand Kumar Sai lauded State Government initiatives for rehabilitation of those tribals displaced by the projects. He appreciated state’s AKANKHYA Scheme for affordable education of tribal children and recommended Odisha’s efforts as a model for other states to follow.

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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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