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Odisha Museum to have coin, film galleries

Bhubaneswar: 16/5/18:After setting up Paika Rebellion gallery last year, two more galleries will be added to the list on premises of State Museum here.

A gallery showcasing the ancient coins and a film gallery will be inaugurated at State Museum on the occasion of International Museum Day, which will be observed on May 18.

A collection of ancient coins belonging to 14 dynasties introduced during Indian kings will be featured in the coin gallery, said Museum Superintendent Jayanti Rath.

Similarly, the film gallery will be set up on the premises to mark completion of 80 years of Odia cinema. The photographs of the actors since 1936 and the artists who are active in the industry even today will be showcased in the film gallery.

The photographs of the veteran playback singers including Prafulla Kar, Sikander Alam, Akshaya Mohanty, Trupti Das and Bhubaneswari Mishra will also be placed in the gallery.

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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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