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The Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting, Smt. Smriti Irani presenting the Rajat Kamal Award to Ajaya Routray (Best Odiya Film) for the Feature film – HELLO ARSI, at the 65th National Film Awards Function, in New Delhi on May 03, 2018. The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C) and Information & Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is also seen.

‘Hello Arsi’ Producer Ajaya Rouray,Director of Film Sambit Mohanty received the National Film Award

New Delhi3/5/18:Odia film‘Hello Arsi’ Producer Ajaya Rouray. actress Prakruti Mishra who had received a special mention for her role in Odia film ‘Hello Arsi’, Director of Film Sambit Mohanty  who had also selected for Best Dialouge award,(as the Director was passed away on behalf of him his wife Ritu Pattnaik) received the national award from Union Information and Broadcasting minister Smriti Irani and Minister of State Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday.



In a departure from tradition,  President Ram Nath Kovind presented only 11 awards while the rest were given away by Irani and Rathore. Expressing displeasure, as many as 65 awardees skipped the ceremony.

The 11 chosen for the President’s segment included actors Vinod Khanna and Sridevi, who have been honoured posthumously, and Oscar winning composer AR Rahman.

The event was organised in two phases – first set of awards were given away by Union Minister Smriti Irani and Minister of State Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore while the second set was presented by the President from 5.30 pm.


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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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