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The Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge), Shri Prahalad Singh Patel releasing the publication at the inauguration of the 65th Foundation Day of Lalit Kala Academy, in New Delhi on August 05, 2019.

Lalit Kala Akademi, celebrated its 65th Foundation Day

Newdelhi:5/8/19:National Academy of Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, celebrated its 65th Foundation Day in New Delhi today. The event was inaugurated by Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said, his Ministry is starting cultural mapping of the country which will be completed in a speedy manner. Talking about the administrative management in the Akademi, Mr Patel said, coordinated efforts in transparent manner will ensure better functioning in the institution.

Sanskar Bharti founder Padmshri Baba Yogendra, Lalit Kala Akademi Chairman, Uttam Pacharne and eminent artist Vasudeo Kamath also graced the occasion. The Minister also inaugurated art camp and artwork and painting exhibition and released a book – Mithila Ki Lok Chitrakala.

Lalit Kala Akademi or National Academy of Art was established in New Delhi in 1954 by the government to promote and propagate understanding of Indian art, in and outside the country.  The Academy provides scholarships, fellowship programmes and organizes art-related exhibitions in India and overseas. The artwork and painting exhibitions will be open for public till 12th of this month.

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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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