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Uttam Mohanty will be conferred the 9th OFFA Lifetime Achievement Award

Bhubaneswar:25/3/19: Uttam Mohanty, one of the finest actors in Odisha, will be conferred the  OFFA Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Odia film industry.The award will be presented to Mohanty during Ruchi Odia Filmfare Award (OFFA) 2018 on March 30,2019 .The award carries a cash prize of Rs 25,000, trophy and certificate.

Besides, the 9th Ruchi OFFA will be conferred on eminent artists in 26 different categories jointly to be organised by Group White Canvas and Ruchi at Exhibition Ground in Bhubaneswar.

Bollywood comedian Johny Lever and Miss Asia Award winner Bijayalaxmi Biswal are scheduled to attend adding more colours to the event.

A special programme will be held seeking financial assistance for 10 children suffering from cancer during the function.

Sitting arrangement has been made at the ground for around 6,000 audiences, said OFFA in a press conference here on Sunday.

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Ruchi Managing Director Dr.Sarat Kumar Sahoo  ,   Ruchi Director Arabind Sahu, OFFA Founder Ullas Behura, OFFA Chief Advisor Bapu Lenka and OFFA Advisor Manas Ranjan Kar, Er. Monoj Dash Bibhuti Nayak,,Subhendu Das,Ajay Kumar Swain,Prasant Mohanty, Executive Member Pradeep Sahoo,utkal Kesari singh,Jitendra Samal,Patitapaban Panda & Santosh Nayak  were among others who attended the press conference.

Uttam  Mohanty has been featured in more than 135 Odia films so far as the hero and different other characters. He ruled the heart of Odisha people and dominated the entertainment industry for decades for his powerful performance in the films including ‘Danda Balunga’, ‘Ram Balaram’, ‘Baje Bainshi Nache Ghungura’, ‘Chaka Bhaunri’, ‘Jaga Hatare Pagha’, ‘Mamata Mage Mula’, ‘Puja Phula’, ‘Aei Ama Sansara’, ‘Golamgiri’ and many more.

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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