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Odia writers Jayadratha Suna poetry Book ‘Sosa’selected for‘Yuva Puraskar

Bhubaneswar:25/6/18; Odia writers Jayadratha Suna have been selected for the prestigious annual Kendriya Sahitya Akademi award 2018.

Suna will receive the ‘Yuva Puraskar’ for his book of poetry ‘Sosa’.

Elated over the news, Suna said “I love writing poetry for the deprived, backward and the oppressed. The award will inspire me to do better and voice the concerns of the people through my poetry.”

The Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi which met today at Guwahati under the chairmanship of its president Dr Chandrasekhar Kambar approved selection of 23 writers.

The winner will be conferred with copper-plaque and a cheque of Rs 50,000 at a special function to be held on November 14, 2018.

Kendriya Sahitya Akademi, nation’s National Academy of Letters, annually confers on writers of the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the major Indian languages every year.

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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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