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AKSHAYA CHANDRA RAY MEMORIAL AWARD FOR NOVEL WRITING IN ODIA

Bhubaneswar:17/1/21: Adya  Prakashani & Pratibha Ray Foundation Trust have the proud privilege of announcing the launch of the  AKSHAYA CHANDRA RAY MEMORIAL AWARD FOR NOVEL WRITING IN ODIA commencing from 2021 in memory of its Founder, eminent engineer, and patron of literature and culture,  Late Akshaya Chandra Ray. With a view to encourage novel writing in Odia, entries are invited from young authors below fifty years of age. Publishers can also nominate books for the award. The first edition of the award for 2021 will consider books published in 2017,2018 and 2019 respectively. Two copies of the book along with the following details need to reach the given address by post/ courier– “AKHYAEEKA”, 27. Gajapati Nagar, Bhubaneswar- 751005 by January 31st, 2021 as decided by the selection committee and informed by the Convener, Dr.Adyasha Das.

Name of the writer/Publisher

Address of the writer

Contact/Telephone number

Date of birth( along with testimonial )

 

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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