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Veteran cine actor Bijay Mohanty will be conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award

Bhubaneswar:28/2/18; Veteran cine actor Bijay Mohanty will be conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Odia films.

The award will be presented to Mohanty during Ruchi Odia Filmfare Award (OFA) 2017 on March 4. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 25,000, trophy and certificate.

Besides, the 8th Ruchi OFA will be conferred on eminent artists in 28 different categories jointly to be organised by Group White Canvas and Ruchi at Exhibition Ground in Bhubaneswar.

Bollywood actress Raveena Tondon, comedian Sunil Pal and Miss Asia Award winner Srishti Rana are scheduled to attend adding more colours to the event.

A special programme will be held seeking financial assistance for 10 children suffering from cancer during the function.

Sitting arrangement has been made at the ground for around 6,000 audiences, said OFA in a press conference here on Tuesday.

Ruchi Director Arabind Sahu, OFA Founder Ullas Behura, OFA Chief Advisor Bapu Lenka and OFA Advisor Manas Ranjan Kar were among others who attended the press

About Ashok Palit

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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