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Eminent writer Ramchandra Behera will be honoured with the prestigious Atibadi Jagannath Das Award-2020

Bhubaneswar:27/1/21: Eminent writer Ramchandra Behera will be honoured with the prestigious Atibadi Jagannath Das Award-2020 by the Odisha Sahitya Akademi.

The award was announced by the Odisha Sahitya Akademi in its executive council meeting held today. In the meeting which was chaired by the Akademi president Harihar Mishra, the decision was taken unanimously to honour Ramchandra Behera with the highest literary award of the Akademi.

The Akademi has also decided to felicitate 15 veteran litterateurs of the State. The conferment of the Atibadi Jagannath Das Award and felicitation of the litterateurs will be held at a special function.

Atibadi Jagannath Das Samman is awarded by Odisha Sahitya Akademi to Odia language litterateurs for their lifetime contribution to Odia literature. This is the most respectable honour to any litterateur by the organisation.

Here’s is the list of litterateurs to be felicitated by Odisha Sahitya Akademi:

  1. Debendra Kumar Das
  2. Girija Shankar Sharma
  3. Ashok Kumar Patnaik
  4. Babaji Charan Patnaik
  5. Baidhar Sahu
  6. Jiban Krushna Mohapatra
  7. Digraj Brahma
  8. Rudra Narayan Prusty
  9. Soubhagini Mishra
  10. Swarajyalaxmi Mishra
  11. Krupasindhu Nayak
  12. Nirmalprava Nayak
  13. Raseswari Mishra
  14. Radha Binod Nayak
  15. Maheswar Mulia

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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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