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Minister for Odia Language, Literature and Culture unveiled the Bronze statue of Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Das and Theater personality Asim Basu

Bhubaneswar:30/7/20: Minister for Odia Language, Literature and Culture, Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi today unveiled the full-bodied Bronze statue of Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Das and Theater personality Asim Basu through virtual mode.

In an event organized at Sanskriti Bhawan, the Odisha Culture Minister said that Madhubabu was the great statesman and his role in building the Modern Odisha will remain unchallenged for all days to come. He was the epitome of Odiya identity and self-esteem. Likewise, Asim Basu was a great theatre personality and multifarious talent dedicated to art, stagecraft, drama, and literature.The statue of Madhu Babu has been installed at Madhu-setu near Bidanasi, Cuttack while that of Asim Basu is installed on the premises of Rabindra Mandap.

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On the occasion MLA, Bhubaneswar (M) Sri Ananta Narayan Jena, MLA, Bhubaneswar (North), Sri Sushant Rout, Principal Secretary OLL&C, Sri Manoranjan Panigrahi and Director, Culture Sri Bijay Kumar Nayak along with the family members of Late Basu were present.

Minister Sri Panigrahi also felicitated Sri Jayant Kumar Das and Sri Saroj Kumar Bhanja who are instrumental to sculpt the statues.

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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