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Birthplaces of legendary sons of Odisha will be converted to model villages

Bhubaneswar:28/12/20: The birthplaces of legendary sons of Odisha will be converted to model villages that will inspire the future generations, the State Cabinet decided on Monday.

Their birth and death anniversaries will be celebrated with appropriate honour and respect.  This will be a humble tribute to the great sons of the soil.

Discussing the protection of the culture, heritage, and tradition of Odisha the members said that Odisha has many great personalities who have immensely contributed to our art, literature, and culture and worked for the protection of our unique identity.  The Odia people are greatly indebted to these great sons of our state who have glorified our identity for ages.  They are our true source of inspiration.  They have made a significant contribution to the various epoch-making events in our history starting from the Paika Bidroha to the Freedom Movement, to the formation of a separate province of Odisha and the development of modern Odisha.

It is our obligation to keep their memories alive with every generation and make the future generation learn about their contribution to building a great Odisha.  This is a continuous process. With the advent of the digital and social media, appropriate steps will be taken for the introduction of their life and work in the textbooks after suitable considerations.

The entire history of our glorious heritage and the life history of our great sons from ancient times till the modern age will find place in text books and additional textbooks.  These topics will be selected by a special process for Class-7, 8 and 9.  Winning students on various competitions on these topics will be awarded, and they will also be given annual scholarships.  A committee of eminent persons and educationists will be formed for this.

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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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