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Dikshya Gupta hails from Balasore has been selected for a nine-day tour to NASA

Balasore:30/9/18: A teenage girl from Odisha has been selected for a nine-day tour to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The girl named Dikshya Gupta hails from Balasore district.

Dikshya will leave for NASA on November 8. She will attend International Space Science Conference to be organised by NASA in November.

Reportedly, Dikshya, a student of St Vincent’s Convent School in the district had participated in an online essay competition ‘If I happen to meet an alien in Mars’ which was conducted by Go4Guru.

Students of six countries namely Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, China and India had participated in the essay competition. After qualifying the test, Dikshya got selected for the trip to NASA.

Dikshya said that many discussions and various competitions with space astronauts will be held during the international conference. Students shortlisted in top five ranks will have an opportunity to study in NASA free of cost, she added.

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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