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All India Congress Committee announced Niranjan Patnaik as president of odisha Pradesh Congress Committee

New Delhi/19/4/18: Putting all the speculations into rest over revamp in Congress, All India Congress Committee (AICC) today announced senior Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik as the new Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president of Odisha.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi appointed Patnaik as the Odisha PCC President replacing Prasad Harichandan with immediate effect.“Rahul Gandhi acted taking suggestions from the leaders and workers in the party. I am grateful to him for his decision to assign me the new responsibility,” said Patnaik after AICC announced his appointment as the new PCC chief of Odisha.

Besides, MLAs Naba Das, Chiranjiv Biswal and former MP Pradeep Majhi were appointed as the working presidents of Odisha Congress.

Gandhi also appointed former MP Bhakta Charan Das as Chairperson of Campaign Committee, Odisha in-charge Jitendra Singh as Chairperson of Co-ordination Committee, party leader Jagannath Patnaik as Convener of Coordination Committee, former PCC President Jayadev Jena as Chairperson of Core Committee, former PCC President Sarat Patnaik as Convener of Core Committee, former Odisha Chief Minister Hemananda Biswal and Congress leader Sarat Rout as the Chairperson and Convener of Disciplinary Committee respectively.


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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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