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Naveen Patnaik launched the book ‘Preserving Heritage’

Bhubaneswar: 9/7/19: A team from the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) Odisha, led by State Convener Amiya Bhusan Tripathy met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and handed over a copy of the report on the “Monuments of the Prachi Valley” and a copy of the recent INTACH publication “Preserving Heritage: An Odishan Journey” to the Chief Minister.

The report on The Prachi Valley was released last month after an eighteen-month survey of the place. The report has been made by Anil Dhir, who has documented nearly 80 temples, 60 mutts and 45 ghats besides other heritage structures of the Prachi Valley.

The book “Preserving Heritage: An Odishan Journey”, authored by Mallika Mitra, Director of the INTACH Conservation Institute documents the achievements of INTACH in the last decade.

The Chief Minister mentioned the books in his tweet and congratulated and praised the efforts of INTACH for the work that emphasized creating awareness and intervention for preserving Odisha’s art and culture.

State Convener A.B.Tripathy said that the Prachi River Valley is a hidden gem of Odishan art, architecture and culture which should be brought to limelight. He stressed the role of INTACH in the conservation and preservation of heritage monuments in the state and the various reports and documentation that have been undertaken.

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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