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Odisha government announced to provide Rs 10,000 monthly allowance to Padma Shri awardees of EWS category

Bhubaneswar:8/7/19 In a major decision, the Odisha government on Monday announced to provide Rs 10,000 monthly allowance to Padma Shri awardees belonging to economically weaker section (EWS) category.

According to sources, the announcement was made after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today approved the proposal brought by the state culture department.

As many as 84 persons from Odisha received the Padma Shri award, India’s fourth highest civilian honour. Among them, 45 awardees have passed away.

The financial condition of most of the recipients is not sound. The financial assistance will help them lead a normal life, sources added.

Recently, Padma Shri Daitari Naik of Odisha wished to return his award citing that it became a curse for him and snatched his livelihood. He had alleged that he was unable to get work because of the award.

Naik was conferred the award in recognition of the extraordinary efforts he had made for years in order to dig a three-km-long canal from a mountain

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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