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IITTM Bhubaneswar launches webinar series on Culture and Tourism

Bhubaneswar:26/6/20: The Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management Bhubaneswar launched a unique webinar series today on “Culture and Tourism”, in addition to the Professional Development Webinar Series and Alumni Web-talk series already running successfully. The interface of  Culture and Tourism ushers in genuine cultural experiences.  The growing interest of visitors in this sector creates manifold opportunities. The “Culture and Tourism “ Webinar series focuses on inviting experts from different genres of this dynamic field- arts, history, architecture, literature, music, creative industries and the distinctive material, intellectual, spiritual and emotional features that it encompasses.


The Director, IITTM, Prof.(Dr) Alok Sharma conveyed his good wishes for initiating a webinar series on a vibrant area like Cultural Tourism. Dr.S.Hussain, Nodal Officer virtually inaugurated the webinar series and elaborated the contributions of the institute in the field of tourism.


The invited resource person, Dr.Sangita Gosain, CEO, GKCM Odissi Research Centre, spoke on “Packaging the Cultural Product”  and discussed about the planning and execution of major dance and music festivals of Odisha. The audience included cultural artists, cultural tourism professionals, academicians, researchers and students. The Coordinator, Dr.Adyasha Das spoke about the variety of products being showcased in different events of Odisha and also extended the vote of thanks.

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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