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Odisha Government has decided to install statues of prominent persons, who have excelled in different fields

Bhubaneswar:11/6/20: The Odisha Government has decided to install statues of prominent persons, who have excelled in different fields, on a priority basis.

This was decided by the Odia Language, Literature, & Culture department of Odisha govt. The concerned department’s minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi said this at a meeting at Lok Seva Bhavan on Thursday.

The minister said budgetary allocation has been made for the beautification of the places where the installment of statues will be done.

Panigrahi said the maintenance of the statues will be done every two years and added that a policy decision has been taken to install the statues of prominent persons and sons of the soil on a priority basis.

The meeting was attended by principal secretary, Manoranjan Panigrahi, director of culture, Bijay Kumar Nayak, secretary of Odisha Sahitya Akademy, Suchismita Mantri, secretary of Sangeet Natak Academy, Prabodh Rath, CEO of Odissi Dr. Sangeeta Gosain and senior officials.

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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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