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At a time when IDCO has been entrusted with the revival Kalinga studioo, how can it be handed over to someone: Prafulla Samal

Bhubaneswar:8/5/18; While there has been widespread criticism from various quarters over an official communiqué for Sports Complex on Kalinga Studio premises, an Odisha minister has sought to put a lid on the controversy.

“Much importance shouldn’t be given to inter-departmental communications unless it is from Chief Minister. As per my knowledge, state government has sanctioned about Rs 2 crore towards renovation of Kalinga Studio. IDCO has been entrusted to revive the defunct studio,” state MSME Minister Prafulla Samal told media.At a time when IDCO has been entrusted with the revival project, how can it be handed over to someone else? There is very little truth in what is being heard. We will develop the studio on lines of famous RK Studio and Gemini Studios so that producers from other states use the facility at Kalinga Studio. We have no intention to shut down the studio in the name of development of sports. We can earmark unallocated land or for that matter space can be created for development of sports infrastructure. State government wouldn’t at any cost handover the Kalinga Studio for any other purpose, the minister stressed.

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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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