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SSEPD Minister Prafulla Samal distributed 150 laptops to students with blindness pursuing higher education

Bhubaneswar:26/9/18: SSEPD Minister Prafulla Samal on Wednesday distributed 150 laptops to students with blindness pursuing higher education at the National Career Service Centre for Differently Abled here.

Samal said that the newly created Department of Social Security and Empowerment of PwDs (SSEPD) is trying to the best of its ability for comprehensive development of PwDs.

Laptop with JAWS software was distributed to students with blindness pursuing higher education which will connect them with internet technology which will connect them to access information across the world.

He added that the department has enhanced from Rs. 50 lakhs to Rs. 2 crores per annum from this year onwards to provide free laptops to 250 such beneficiaries.

SSEPD secretary Niten Chandra said the corporate world should utilise at least 5% fund under CSR for the empowerment of PwDs.

He said that Odisha is one of the states in the country which has separate Department and independent officer for PwDs at block and district level.

SSEPD director Susanta Mohapatra appealed the students to utilise the given assistance properly to become independent and contribute meaningfully in the development of the country.

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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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