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Odisha Chief Minister felicitated Prateek Pattanaikhis for dedicated work to document & revive Odisha dying art Forms

Bhubaneswar:18/6/18; Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday felicitated young culture enthusiast Prateek Pattanaik for his effort to revive dying folk arts.

The CM tweeted, “He is only 18 but his passion for Odisha’s culture & heritage, his dedicated work to document & revive our dying art forms transcends boundaries of age. Delighted to meet the inspiring @pattaprateek. Congratulated him on his sterling efforts & assured support in his endeavours.”

In his reply,  Prateek retweeted, “Today, the CM’s Office reached out to me. Hon’ble CM @Naveen_Odisha felicitated me and promised to extend help for our work in cultural preservation. I am grateful to find our work being recognised and I hope we can continue preserving more of Odisha’s dying folk arts.”

rateek has made documentaries on various regional folk traditions like Duari, Bharata Leela, Prahallada Nataka etc.

Recently, he has made a documentary movie on a dying performing art form of Ganjam district of Odisha, Prahallada Nataka.

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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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