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Shallu Jindal receives Aekalavya Award 2019 at Singapore

Bhubaneswar:15/4/19:Renowned Kuchipudi danseuse and Co-Chairperson of JSPL Foundation Smt. Shallu Jindal has been honoured with Aekalavya Award 2019 for her contribution in the field of ‘Indian Classical Dance’ during 11th season of the Award ceremony held at Singapore’s prestigious historical venue Victoria Theatre. She received the award from Padmabibhushan Shilpiguru Shri Raghunath Mohapatra in presence of Odishi dance Guru Dr. Ileana Citarishti and founder Lasyakala Dance Vision Saswat Joshi.

Smt. Jindal is an acclaimed artist in kuchipudi dance style and has dedicated years to contemporise this classical dance across the globe. She is also founder of Jindal Art institute, which aims to spread far and wide rich artistic heritage of India and the world by exploring various dance forms.

As the co-Chairperson of JSPL Foundation, Smt. Jindal has been enthusiastically encouraging local tribal art, culture and sports in the local communities in and around the areas of operations of JSPL. Under her inspiration, the company pro-actively supports initiatives with a motive to nurture and sustain local form of fine arts and dance.

She has been honoured with various awards, which include International Women’s Day award under the category of ‘Dance’ (IWD award) by Indian Council for UN Relations, Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award, Art Karat Award for Excellence for Best Classical Danseuse and remarkable contribution in field of Indian Classical Dance, Artist of the Year Award for contribution in the field of Creative Art and several others.

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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