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Delhi-based think tank Odisha Forum confer prestigious Prabasi Odia Samman on six eminent persons

New Delhi:11/7/18: New Delhi-based think tank Odisha Forum on Wednesday announced to confer prestigious Prabasi Odia Samman on six eminent persons during its annual function scheduled to be held in New Delhi on July 13.

his was informed by Gokul Patnaik, president of Odisha Forum.

Dr Swarup Ranjan Mishra, a Member of Parliament from Kenya who is also a reputed doctor and social worker; Dr Susmita Mohanty, space entrepreneur, and designer; Dr Pinaki Panigrahi, Doctor-scientist and pioneer in public health from the USA; Sharon Lowen, noted exponent of Odissi dance; Nandita Das, actor, thinker and activist and  Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, agricultural scientist and DG, ICAR will receive the award.

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra will be the chief guest at the function.

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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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