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Odisha Chief Minister inaugurated the 32nd All India Santali Writers’ Conference

Bhubaneswar: 24/11/19 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik  had inaugurated the 32nd All India Santali Writers’ Conference by wishing the participants ‘Jatkage Jahar’ in Santali  on  23rd,November

“I am very happy to participate in the 32nd All India Santali Writers’ Conference,” said Patnaik inaugurating the conference at the Rabindra Mandap here.

The Chief Minister took the opportunity to pay rich tributes to Pandit Raghunath Murmu, the inventor of the “Ol Chiki” script which is used in the Santali language.

Patnaik in his address described Santals as a proud forward community.

He added that Santals have a great interest in education.

“The literacy rate among Santalis is also good. Because of their interest in education, Santalis have earned fame in various fields,” the Chief Minister told the conference.

Patnaik stated that several good pieces of literature have been created in the Santali language.

He said writers like Chaitanya Prasad Majhi, Arjun Hembram, Damayanti Besra, Jadumani Besra and Gangadhar Hansda have enriched Santali literature.

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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