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PM releases the book “Timeless Laxman”

Newdelhi:18/12/18The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today released the coffee table book “Timeless Laxman”, based on the famous cartoonist RK Laxman.

Speaking on the occasion, he said he is happy to be a part of this timeless journey. He expressed happiness that an insight into the vast treasure of Laxman’s work is now available in this way.

He remarked that studying Laxman’s work through the decades is a nice way to understand sociology, and the socio-economic milieu of the times.

This effort is not just for Laxman, or his memory, the Prime Minister said, adding  that a small part of Laxman, lives within crores of people.

The Prime Minister said that Laxman’s common man was timeless and pan-Indian. All Indians, and all generations of people could identify with him, he added.

The Prime Minister mentioned how the process of Padma awards has been changed to bring into focus the common man.

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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