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On the 86th birth anniversary of revered politician, journalist Pradyumna Bal Observed

Bhubaneswar: 8/11/18:On the 86th birth anniversary of revered politician, journalist and founder Editor of renowned Odia daily ‘Pragativadi’, Shri Pradyumna Bal, a programme was held at KIIT University today commemorating the noted personality who hails to be the founder president of KIIT and KISS as well.

Gracing the Pradyumna Bal Memorial ceremony Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “I am delighted to be here to attend the 86th birth anniversary of renowned Journalist and political leader Pradyumna Bal. Pradhyumna Babu was a paradigm of ethical politics and journalism based on strong foundations of true democratic values. He was an excellent organiser, and was associated with several literary and cultural organisations. His contribution to journalism and education will always be remembered with reverence.”

Paying his earnest tribute to the revered politician, Patnaik congratulated the members of Pragativadi and KIIT, KISS family on the occasion.

The memorial event was also touched by noted economist Omkar Goswami, well known educationist Omkarnath Mohanty, Editor in Chief of ESPN Cricinfo Sambit Bal, and President of KIIT & KISS Saswati Bal.

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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