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14 Women Achievers Of Odisha Awarded

Bhubaneswar:7/3/21: The women of Odisha, who raised voice against injustice, fought against adversities to rise to attain their goal and overcame socio-economic limitations to achieve crowning glory were felicitated at a function here on the eve of International Women’s Day.

They included 19-year-old Manasi Bariha from Balangir district who exposed the torture of a brick kill owner in Tamil Nadu and helped rescue 6,750 labourers, Swagatika Kuanr who won the crown in several fashion shows and Pramila Krishani who won 10 international medals as a weightlifter.

They were among 14 women who were honoured with ‘Women Achievers of Odisha’ (WAO) award at the function jointly organised by Odia daily The Prameya, news channel News7 and Preservation, Propagation and Restoration of Ancient Culture and Heritage of India (PPRACHIN) run by Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan, a Deemed to be University.

The other WAO awardees included Dr Debasmita Sahu (Education), Dr Sushama Sudhishree (Agricultural Research), Basiran Bibi (Literature), Himani Sahu (Entrepreneur), Jayanti Behera (Para athlete), Mamata Sahu (Loco Pilot), Silka Selony (Snake Rescuer), Anuradha Panigrahi (Music), S Swayamprabha (Dance), Reetarani Jani (Fashion) and Isha Purohit (Visual Art and Handicraft).

They were chosen by a four-member jury from a list of 64 nominations. The jury members included writer Dr Bhagyalipi Malla, writer and singer Chhanda Mishra, singer Sushmita Dash and dancer Ileana Citaristi.

Commissioner of Police of twin cities Sudhanshu Sarangi, former Indian hockey captain Dilip Tirkey, eminent sculptor Sudharshan Sahu, celebrated dancer Dr Aruna Mohanty, social worker Dr Shruti Mohapatra, writer Dr Gayatribala Panda, sportsperson Valena Valentina and actor Barsha Priyadarshini were among others who spoke on the occasion.

About Editor in chief

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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