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Pratibha Ray receives the prestigious ” Devi” award

Bhubaneswar:24/2/20:Pratibha Ray receives the prestigious ” Devi” award from the New India Express group, conferred by the Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik.

Driven by the philosophy that women form the nation’s backbone, The New Indian Express Group honoured the awe-inspiring work of 12 trailblazers at Devi Awards on Sunday.After successfully hosting 18 editions in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Kochi, The Express has felicitated women of substance in Odisha this time.

Pratibha is one the women leaders chosen for driving the social, cultural and developmental narrative of the State through her immense literary creations.. Making strides in taking the Odisha cultural heritage to the world, she has exhibited the power of ‘Shakti’ with panache. And so the award is fittingly titled ‘Devi’.

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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