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Odisha government approved a proposal to request the centre to accord classical status to Odissi music

Bhubaneswar:2/9/20: The Odisha government today approved a proposal to request the centre to accord classical status to Odissi music.

Briefing the media, Culture Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi said the Heritage Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik gave its nod to the proposal to this effect.

in 1964, Odissi dance was accorded ‘classical dance’ status by the Centre. Later in, Odia language received the status of 6th classical language of the country by the Union government.

In 2008, Odissi music was accorded classical status by the state government. The Heritage Cabinet today requested the Union government to declare it as one of the classical music of the country, said the Culture Minister, who was present in the virtual meeting of the Heritage Cabinet.

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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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