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Sabarmatee Tiki, a scholar and conservationist conferred with ‘Nari Shakti Award’

New Delhi:9/3/18; Women from Odisha have been breaking the glass ceiling and carving a niche for themselves in fields of their interest. Sabarmatee Tiki, a scholar and conservationist, is a crusader in her own right.

The founder of Sambhav, an NGO that runs organic and training farms near Bhubaneswar, she was conferred with ‘Nari Shakti Award’ yesterday. She received the award from the President of India, Ramnath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, on International Women’ Day.

Besides her, the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, felicitated 38 other women and institutions to celebrate and acknowledge their efforts towards the cause of women empowerment. On that occasion, the awardees, including Sabarmatee, spoke about their fight for a cause.

In her speech, she said women play a vital role in shaping and structuring the nation. “Women are strong, bold and patient at the same time,” she added.

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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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