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GI Asks Odisha To File Documents Afresh to be claimed Odisha Rosogolla

Chennai/Bhubaneswar:31/10/19: The sweet-bitter war over the origin of famed sweetmeat rasagola is far from over as Geographical Indication (GI) Registry of India today asked the Odisha-based activist to submit documents once again, who had challenged the GI tag being given to the Banglar Rosogolla.

The Registry in its hearing today held the case ‘abandoned’ as the members who had filed the documents on behalf of Odisha had submitted the documents late.

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The West Bengal counterpart argued that Bhubaneswar-based Regional Development Trust (RDT) submitted the documents a week after its stipulated time and should not be accepted. The members of RDT produced the courier receipts in favour of their argument that they had mailed it long before. But, it reached the Registry late.

In view of this, the Chennai-based Registry directed Odisha to file documents once again within one month.

“Lawyers are representing West Bengal government whereas the Odisha government hasn’t provided any lawyer in this case. We are an NGO. We haven’t got any financial assistance from neither government nor any corporate to fight the rasagola case. Had our state government contested it, the outcome could have been different. Anyway, our members will meet on Sunday to chalk out further course of action,” said vice-chairmen of the Trust Santosh Kumar Sahu

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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