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“SAHITYA BHARATI SAMMAN” shall be awarded to Satkodi Hota for 2017

Cuttack:21/2/18;In a press conference organized by Shri Gangadhar Rath Foundation at Jail Road residence on 20.02.2018, the prestigious “Sahitya Bharati Samman”, “Gagadhar Rath Smaraki Samman” and other awards were announced for the year 2017.

The prestigious “SAHITYA BHARATI SAMMAN” shall be awarded to renowned writer Dr Satkodi Hota for his research pursuits and outstanding contribution to the upliftment of Oriya Culture. The Samman carries a silver emblem of the Sun Temple of Konark and a cash prize of Rupee One Lakh.

Three additional prizes shall also be awarded.
The “BHANUJEE RAO SMARAKI PURASKAR” shall be presented to eminent poet Shri Hrushikesh Mallick and “BINAPANI MOHANTY KATHA SAHITYA PURASKAR” to eminent fictionist Smt Alaka Chand. Both awards carry cash prizes of Rupees Twenty Five Thousand each.

The “SUBRAT RATH SMARAKI PURASKAR” of Rupees Ten Thousand each shall be presented to Kathakar Smt. Baijayanti Mishra and poet Shri Amiya Ranjan Mohapatra.

In memory of the founder Shri Rath, “SHRI GANGADHAR RATH SMARAKI SAMMAN” shall be bestowed upon noted educationalist Prof Dr Pravhat Kumar Mishra for his achievements in the field of education and sports over the last five decades.

The awards shall be presented by Hon’ble Chief Justice Shri Vineet Saran at Kala Vikash Kendra, Cuttack on Sunday, the 11th of March, 2018 at 6.30 pm. Dr Archana Nayak shall grace the occasion as Chief Speaker and Trustee Dr Jayant Rath will preside over the function

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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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