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Special emphasis has been given to protect the heritage sites of Odisha:Jyotiprakash Panigrahi

Bhubaneswar:11/98/19: District Culture Officers have been urged to adhere to 5T principles in the implementation of various schemes and programmes relating to the Department of Language, Literature and Culture.

Minister Jyotiprakash Panigrahi, while addressing a review meeting of the Officers and the office bearers of Zilla Kala Sanskruti Sanghas (ZKSSs), suggested the concerned officers be techno-savvy and perform with innovation and leadership as their participation is important to showcase the rich heritage and culture of Odisha.

The minister said that special emphasis has been given to protect the heritage sites. He also hinted on the organisation of a training workshop for the District Culture Officers in order to develop their professional skill and behavioural motivation.

Detail discussion was held on the subjects such as the revival of Bhagabata Tungis, the progress of Mukhyamantri Kalakar Sahayata Yojana (Financial Assistance to the Artists), activities of Block and Zilla Kala Sanskruti Sanghas (BKSS and ZKSS) while officers presented a report on the activities undertaken in their respective districts.

Besides, various activities mooted during the celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi were also discussed. Manoranjan Panigrahy, Principal Secretary and Bijay Nayak, Director-cum-Additional Secretary of the Department of Odia Language, Literature and Culture along with Senior Officers were present in the review meeting.

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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