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A State of the Art Fakir Mohan Senapati Museum will be set up at F.M University

Balasore:14/1/21; On the occasion of the 179th Birth Anniversary of Odisha’s legendary figure Vyasa Kabi Fakir Mohan Senapati it was decided to set up a museum. While addressing a large gathering of students, teachers, and staffs at F.M University campus, Prof. Dinabandhu Sahoo, Vice-Chancellor F.M University announced that a state of the art Fakir Mohan Senapati museum will be set up in the campus to recognize and spread the outstanding contributions of one of the greatest poet, son of the soil and legendary figure of Odisha.

In the morning Prof. Sahoo along with his colleagues visited the birthplace of the poet and offered floral tributes. After going around the museum which is located inside the city and not accessible to public, the Vice-Chancellor said that the contributions of the poet should be known beyond the boundaries of Odisha. Therefore, Prof. Sahoo emphasized that the contributions of Fakir Mohan Senapati must be depicted in all three languages i.e. Odiya, English, and Hindi.  He further added that a bigger life-sized statue will be constructed in the University campus so as to attract more visitors and popularize the legendary figure nationally and globally. The preferable location of the statute would be at the Remuna campus of the University, which is located at the National Highway.


He further urged students, faculty, and staff to work together to put F.M University in the global map. Prof. Sahoo said, that 150 years back our poet worked under adverse situations such as unavailability of electricity, fountain pens, computer, and good quality paper but made a name and fame for him and the Odiya literary world. Whereas in today’s technology-oriented modern world all facilities are available but still we are unable to produce another Fakir Mohan Senapati. Therefore, he urged the students to work out of box and venture into a creative world of free-thinking and imagination. On this occasion, floral tributes were offered by faculty members, employees, and students. For the first time, the students were very enthusiastic and happy as they got a chance to garland and pay floral tributes to the poet at the request of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sahoo.

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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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