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Biswajit Mohanty appointed as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of Greenpeace India

Bhubaneswar:20/8/18: Noted environment and wildlife activist Biswajit Mohanty has been appointed as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of Greenpeace India whose headquarters are at Bengaluru.

Greenpeace operates on common global environment issues like climate change, oceans and air pollution control. In India promotion of renewable energy, control of air pollution and sustainable agriculture are its key campaigns.

Mohanty has been actively working for wildlife and environment protection since 1994. He coordinated Operation Kachhapa launched in 1998 to arrest rampant deaths of Olive Ridley Sea turtles in the Odisha coast. Has won several awards for wildlife protection including Sanctuary Asia-ABN Amro Award 2011, Times Leadership Award, Ford Award, etc.

He was a Governing Body member of Wildlife Institute of India for 2008-2014, was a member of Odisha State Audit Advisory Board and is a former Director, Orissa Forest Development Corporation  Ltd. He also served on the National Board for Wildlife during 2007-2013 and was a  Board member of Transparency International India during 2010-2013. He is also the Honorary Secretary of Wildlife Society of Orissa.

 

About Ashok Palit

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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