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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unveiled the book ‘Majestic Mara’

Bhubaneswar:16/11/19:  Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unveiled the book ‘Majestic Mara’ in Bhubaneswar today.

The travelogue features Puri Gajapati’s rich illustrations and memoirs from his expedition at Maasai Mara National Reserve in southwestern Kenya. It showcases beautiful shots by professional photographers — Asish Dhir, Dillip Dhir Samant and Amarjyoti Singhdeo — from Odisha during their 8-day tour last year. The scene was videographed by Gajapati.

“In August 2018, a team from Odisha had visited the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and saw the great migration of wildebeest. The professional photographers from Bhubaneswar clicked the still photographs,” said Gajapati King.

The film will be screened and photographs of the safari will be showcased at 6.30 pm at an exhibition at Lalit Kala Academy in Bhubaneswar today.

All are invited to witness Massai Mara photo exhibition and film at the venue from 11.30 am till 7.30 pm between Nov 17 and 22, Gajapati told reporters.


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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