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PNV Foundation presents 4th Showcase Odisha Awards & Conclave

New Delhi:29/7/19: PNV Foundation framed 4th Showcase Odisha Awards & Conclave on 28th July 2019 i.e. Sunday at Jacaranda Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi- 110003 to felicitate illustrious bigwigs from across the state of Odisha.

 The event started with a special screening of short film (Baji- The immortal boat boy), which rekindles the indomitable spirit of Odisha. The special screening was followed by a Conclave on Showcasing Odisha with Popular Cine Artist, Chairman OFDC & Co-Convener Showcase Odisha Awards  Kuna Tripathy along with notable Director & Producer of diverse and cutting age films, documentaries and short films Shri Nila Madhab Panda, Communication & Advertising Professional  Sachin Das BurmaMP (Rajya Sabha)  Sasmit Patra and Director of Hotel Crown & Founder of Hotel Dalma  Debasish Patnaik Film Actor, Politician, Film Director, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Playback Singer & Music Director who known for his work in Odia & Hindi films and now the MP (Rajya Sabha) Prashanta Nanda was also present during this award presenting ceremony to encourage the great minds.

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 For bestowing qualitative services in their respective fields, five distinguished dignitaries namely Smt. Manashi Pradhan,  Jagannath Panda,Adwaita Gadanayak, Dr. Ashok Choudhary and R N Mohanty from Odisha were being felicitated by PNV Foundation for a noble cause. In this mechanism of honoring great icons, PNV Foundation also felicitated Indian Ace sprinter Dutee Chand, who has been named in India Today’s 50 most powerful people in India this year. Dutee Chand won two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games and also won gold at the 2019 World Unversiade. With the gold, Dutee Chand became the second Indian sprinter ever to do so at a global event for which Indian English Magazine India Today placed her at 47th rank in the list of 50 most powerful people in India this year.

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 For organizing such glorious award winning ceremony, Founder of PNV Group Shri Satyabrat Sanu Ratho gave his heartfelt thanks to each and everyone who made it a grand success. He further said, “We are here to showcase the talents of Odisha and felicitate the icons and inspirations for the next generation.” Address the gathering Chairman of OFDC & Co-Convener of Showcase Odisha Awards & Conclave Shri Tripathy said, “We Odias have to be ready now to package ourselves as the identities of Odisha and be proud to tell that we are Odias.”

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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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