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Prof. Suryamani Behera conferred with the prestigious National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication

Bhubaneswar28/2/20:: Prof. Suryamani Behera of Odisha was conferred with the prestigious National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication for the year 2019 at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi, today.

Behera received the award from President Ram Nath Kovind. This award is presented to an individual or an institution for outstanding work in communication of science and technology and/or promoting scientific temper having impact in the country during the past five years. The award consists of Rs 5 lakh, a memento and a citation.

Prof. Behera has published more than 40 books and more than a thousand articles. His latest books “Vigyan Ru Gyana”, “Jantra Karuchi Mantra”, “Vigyan Sahitya Darpan”, “Vigyan Mela” and books on medicinal plants cultivation have become very popular.

His articles on food processing and preservation are his notable contributions which are being followed by many people as a help to cottage industry. He has also established ‘Janapriya Vigyan Manch’ to impart training to budding popular science writers and journalists.

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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