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Renowned poet Nityanda Nayak conferred with prestigious Sarala Puraskar

Bhubaneswar:26/10/20: Renowned poet Nityanda Nayak received the prestigious Sarala Puraskar on Monday. He was honoured with the 41st edition of the literary award for his poetry collection ‘Sete Bela Ku Nathibi,’ published in 2017 by Friends’ Publishers. Nayak was presented with a citation, trophy, and Rs 5 lakh in a short programme organised in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Similarly, Ila Panda Chitrakala Samman was presented to renowned artist Shyamsundar Pattanayak and Ila Panda Sangeet Samman to renowned musician Ranjeet Kumar Nag along with citation and Rs 1.5 lakh cash awards each.

Speaking on the occasion, trustee Paramita Panda said, “We don’t have a stage or a guest to confer the award. But we don’t feel the absence of any guest as the three great famous talents who are being awarded by us today are our esteemed guests.”

The annual Sarala Puraskar instituted by eminent Odia industrialist late Dr Bansidhar Panda and Late Mrs Ila Panda in the year 1980, has been continuously awarded by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT). The IMPaCT is the charitable wing of IMFA Ltd., the leading and the only fully integrated producer of ferroalloys in India.


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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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