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Two Odia writers have been selected for the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Awards 2018

Newdelhi:23/6/18: Two Odia writers have been selected for the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Awards 2018.

Poet Jayadratha Suna will be felicitated with ‘Yuva Puraskar’ for his book ‘Sosa’ and Birendra Mohanty will receive ‘Bal Sahitya Puraskar’ for his anthology of poems titled ’Rumku Jhuma’.

Jayadratha is a native of Kalahandi. His book ‘Sosa’ was published in 2017.

In a letter, Kendra Sahitya Akademi on Friday announced the names of 21 winners of Bal Sahitya Puraskar and 21 recipients of Yuva Puraskar for 2018.

The winners will receive Bal Sahitya Puraskar at a function in New Delhi on November 14, the Children’s Day.

The date for conferring Yuva Puraskar is yet to be declared.

The awards comprise a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque and a cheque of Rs 50,000.

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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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