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Odisha Chief Minister launched a new web portal of Odia Virtual Academy

Bhubaneswar:26/10/18: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched a new web portal of Odia Virtual Academy (www.ova.gov.in) to promote the Odia language and literature.

Launching the web portal, the CM said, “I was delighted to dedicate the Virtual Academy that will promote our language, literature and culture across the world. Our Odia is one of the finest classical languages of India with its origin dating back to 2500 years. Odia language has given many immortal works in literature to the world.”I called upon all citizens to join hands to protect and preserve Odia culture and pride and build a strong and prosperous state,” the CM said.Patnaik further said, “I am glad that three MoUs have been signed today with the University of Chicago Library, C-DAC and Centre for Internet and Society, Bengaluru to expedite digitization of Odia literature and development of Odia software. This will certainly go a long way in enhancing the visibility of Odia language and literature in the digital space.”

About Editor in chief

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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