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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s sister Gita Mehta will be conferred with the Padma Shri

New Delhi:26;/1/19 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s sister Gita Mehta will be conferred with the Padma Shri award this year.

Gita Mehta will receive the Padma Shri as foreigner for her work in the field of literature and education.

Besides, three from Odisha Kalama Pujari (Agriculture), Devarapalli Prakash Rao (Social Work-Affordable Education) and Daitari Naik (Social Work) will receive Padma Shri this year.

The Padma awards were announced on the eve of the Republic Day on Friday.

Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are given in various fields of activities – art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc

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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