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Ashok Parija is new Advocate General of Odisha

Bhubaneswar:25/6/19: Senior lawyer of Orissa High Court Ashok Parija was on Monday appointed as the Advocate General (AG) of Odisha.

Parija, former Chairman of the Bar Council of India, succeeded Surya Prasad Mishra who was appointed to the top law officer’s post in 2014.

Born in 1961, Parija was enrolled as an advocate in the Bar Council of Orissa at the age of 23. He started his practice under Bijoy K Mahanti, former Advocate- General of Orissa.

Parija was designated as a senior advocate in 2003 and elected as a member to the State Bar Council in March 2008. The same year in August, he became member of Bar Council of India. He is the son of Late Narottam Prasad Parija and Sashi Prava Parija.

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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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