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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CUM BOOK RELEASE BY ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT

Bhubaneswar,  07/11/2020: A Breast Cancer Awareness program was flagged off by District Governor, RID-3262 Sri. Saumya Ranjan Mishra and President RCB Smile, Lalitendu Mohanty today at Padmaja Convention. To commemorate the occasion a book titled “STAGE-4: Love, Trauma & Redemption” written by debutant author Rtn. Soumya Mohanty from Rotary Club Smile was launched by dignitaries from Rotary such as Special Guest,  Rotary International President-Elect Shekhar Mehta, Chief Guest,  Rotary International Director-Elect Dr. Mahesh Kotbagi. Director Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru Dr. Niti Raizada, was Guest Speaker and Bollywood Director Mani Shankar and Ollywood Actor Sabyasachi were Guests of Honour.

The program was well attended virtually by Rotarians from all over the world including Past District Governors. Many PDG’s from 3262 were present at the venue of the meeting.

The purpose of the event was to address one of Rotary’s Seven Areas of Focus, namely., Disease Prevention by raising awareness of breast cancer. The author Soumya has pledged the proceeds from sale of the book to Rotary for the noble cause of fighting cancer.

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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