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Four bravehearts from Odisha will be conferred with the National Bravery Award-2018

Bhubaneswar:18/1/19: Four bravehearts from Odisha will be conferred with the National Bravery Award-2018 on Republic Day in New Delhi.

The award, instituted by the Indian Council for Child Welfare, will be given away by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The four brave boys and girls are Situ Mallick (15) of Rajnagar in Kendrapara district, Jhili Bag of Tarabha in Sonepur district, Ranjita Majhi of Nakarundi in Kalahandi district and Biswajit Puhana of Ichhapur village under Balikuda block in Jagatsinghpur district.

Situ, who displayed exemplary courage in saving his uncle from the jaws of a crocodile, will get the Bapu Gaidhani Award.

Jhili saved the life of her younger sister by diving 25 feet into a well while Ranjita shot into limelight for resisting the marriage his parents had proposed.

Besides, Biswajit had saved the life of a minor girl while she was being swept away in a canal near his village.

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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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