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Binapani Mohanty was conferred with Atibadi Jagannath Das award-2019

Bhubaneswar:25/7/20: Odia litterateur and novelist Binapani Mohanty was conferred Atibadi Jagannath Das award-2019 on Saturday.

She was presented with the award by Culture Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi at her residence in Cuttack in the afternoon. The minister presented a citation, shawl and a cheque of Rs one lakh.

Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal has sent a written message on the occasion. Presenting the award Panigrahi said the award would have been presented at Rabindra Mandap in a glittering ceremony. But, it was shelved due to coronavirus pandemic.

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Director of culture Bijay Kumar Nayak described Binapani Mohanty as a renowned person in the field of literature in the country. Cuttack district collector Bhabani Shankar Chaini also spoke on the occasion.

Binapani Mohanty said she was honoured to get the award at her residence.

The Academy unveiled seventeen books and its tri-monthly ‘Konark’. The Academy’s tri-monthly was the 195th edition.

Those who have sent their messages on the occasion are: Odisha Sahitya Academy’s President Harihar Mishra, Atibadi Award winner Shantanu Kumar Acharya, Bibhuti Patnaik, Poet Ramakanta Rath, former president of the Academy Manorama Mohapatra, Satakadi Hota, Poet Hussain Rabi Gandhi, former vice president of the Academy Srinibas Udgata, former vice president and secretary Chandrasekhar Das Burma, former secretaries Rajkishore Mishra, Hara Prasad Parichha Patnaik, Jayanti Rath, critic Kailash Chandra Tikayatrai, poet Pratibha Satpathy, Gourahari Das and Susmita Bagchi.

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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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