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8th National Tribal Craft Mela inaugurated

Bhubaneswar: 23/11/19:Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated the 8th National Tribal Craft Mela at the State Tribal Museum Complex here this evening.

More than 240 tribal artisans from 18 States such as Sikkim, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Manipur, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh including Odisha are participating in the 8th National Tribal Craft Mela.

Handicraft items, handloom products, iron, bamboo products, puppets, lacquer craft, tribal jewellery, dhokra, sabai and siali crafts, tribal textiles and embroidery work, tribal paintings and many more tribal products will be put on display by these tribal artisans during the seven-day long event.

Both Government and Non- Government Organizations like TRIFED, TDCC, OTDC, World Act, Anwesha, SCSTRTI and ATLC are also participating in the Mela.

ST & SC Development Minister Jagannath Saraka, departmental Principal Secretary Ranjana Chopra, Director (ST), ST & SC Development department Sachin R Yadav, Advisor-cum-Director SCSTRTI AB Ota and several other dignitaries were present at the inaugural function.

Organisers said the Mela will be opened for public from 2.00 PM to 8.00 PM every day from November 23 to 29.

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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