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Odisha Chief Minister launched the Odia Bhasa Brutti Puraskar

Bhubaneswar:5/11/18: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched the Odia Bhasa Brutti Puraskar (Odia language scholarship award) to encourage the students of Odisha in learning Odia language and culture.

In a video conferencing session held at the State Secretariat here, the Chief Minister gave away the Odia Bhasa Brutti to 3549 meritorious students who have scored more marks in Odia in the annual Class X examinations.


Besides, Patnaik also gave away the Mukhyamantri Medha Brutti (merit scholarship) to 35,490 meritorious students.

Moreover, 1061 schools were given the Utkrusta Vidyalaya Proschahana Puraskar in recognition of their efforts to encourage Odia language among the students.

Key Features of Odia Language Scholarship Award:

The scheme is a Scholarship for Excellence in Odia Language in School.

Cash Rewards of Rs 5,000 each for best performance in Odia subject in Class X exams.

10 Students from every block in the state, will be eligible for this award.

Aim of the program is to promote Odia language at the school level.

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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