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Odisha Chief Minister released the Volume-I of “Listening Window” under the Odisha Knowledge Hub

Bhubaneswar:30/11/18: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today released the Volume-I of “Listening Window” under the Odisha Knowledge Hub (OKH) Lecture Series. The book has been brought out by the Planning & Convergence Department.

Eminent speakers have addressed the Odisha Knowledge Hub – from economists to astronauts, social sector activists to captains of industry. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that this is an excellent initiative to inspire and encourage policy makers, administrators, students and people from a cross section of society. As many as 18 speakers from different fields have spoken at Odisha Knowledge Hub Lecture Series, the CM said.

He thanked Development Commissioner R. Balkrishnan for his hard work in making Knowledge Hub Lecture Series a success. Odisha Skill Development Authority Chairman Subrato Bagchi said that listening from unusual sources always broadens the thought process. The high quality lecture series has successfully built a special brand for Odisha.

Chief Secretary Aditya Padhi said the OKHLS has created a listening space which has been very helpful professionally. It may be mentioned here that the Knowledge Hub Lecture Series has been a novel initiative based on the concept that knowledge is power.

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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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