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Ollywood actress Varsha Priyadarshini &The Click Productions have launched an initiative’ “Ama Pathaagaara”

Bhubaneswar:17/12/20 Sammanita, a charitable trust run by Ollywood actress and activist Varsha Priyadarshini, and The Click Productions have launched an initiative, “Ama Pathaagaara”, to re-ignite the library movement in Odisha.

Several dignitaries including eminent writers Dash Benhur and Sanghamitra Mishra, Pakhighar publisher Banoj Tripathy and popular lyricist Bijaya Malla were present during the launch event at a Bhubaneswar hotel on Wednesday evening.

A Balangir-based teacher, Dileswari Dharua, was also felicitated on the occasion for “selflessly teaching” children at her village during the pandemic to ensure they didn’t lag behind due to the shutting down of a government school.

Notably, late Dasarathi Patnaik, fondly known as Dasia Aja, was the pioneer of Odisha’s library movement. He started with just 5 books in his trunk and ended up establishing a library that now houses over 1.5 lakh books and periodicals, palm leaf manuscripts, paintings, and other research materials.

As a part of the drive, Varsha aims to collect the books from the willing donors from  across Odisha and beyond and donate them to children all over the state,encouraging the  setting of library all  over the state.The logo launching ceremony was also held in this event.

on this  occasion  Ollywood actress and activist Varsha Priyadarshini donated two cabinets of books-ranging from school text books anbd reference books to famed novels and biographies   collected from willing donars, to children at Jeevan Jyoti Ashram Khandagigiri,Bhubaneswar

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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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