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Colonel Punyabachi Mohanty has made many proud Awarded Yudh Seva Medal

Soro(Balasore):29/1/21: Following in the footsteps of his father, Commanding Officer of the Indian Army’s 9 Para (Special Forces) – Colonel Punyabachi Mohanty has made many proud because of the acknowledgment he has received in the form of military decorations. On this Republic Day, Col Mohanty was awarded the Yudh Seva Medal for his gallantry and distinguished service.

The Army officer showed exemplary courage and an indomitable spirit during the recent clash with the Chinese troops at the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Serving in the 9th Battalion of the Parachute Regiment (Special Forces) Army, Mohanty had also received the Sena Medal (Gallantry) in 2019 for his outstanding services. After completing his training at the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Punyabachi Mohanty was commissioned as an officer at the Dogra Infantry Regiment. When he displayed an above-par proficiency during the Commando training, he was recommended and inducted to the Para Special Forces.

Col Punyabachi’s father Lieutenant General JK Mohanty retired as the chief of Central Army Command. now live in his native village Itua in Soro in Balasore district. He was a distinguished Infantry officer with a rich and varied career profile. He was also honored with the Sena Medal in 1993, Vishisht Seva Medal in 2003 and the Uttam Yudh Seva Medal in 2004 for significant contributions in different military operations.

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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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