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Pyari Mohan Mohapatra’s daughter Sikta Pati has joined the BJD

Bhubaneswar: 23/11/19:Former Rajya Sabha Member Pyari Mohan Mohapatra’s daughter Sikta Pati has joined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD). Pati called on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the latter’s official residence here on Saturday evening.

Naveen welcomed Sikta into the BJD and said that the party will be strengthened with her induction. Sikta is an MA in Economics and also holds an MBA degree. After Mohapatra’s demise, she joined the Odisha Jana Morcha and became its Secretary-General.

Sikta is active as a social worker. After officially joining the party in the presence of the Chief Minister, Sikta said that she would dedicate herself to the service of the poor and underprivileged.

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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