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Two litterateurs to get Akademi awards

Bhubaneswar13/3/21:: Ramachandra Nayak and Chandrasekhar Hota from Odisha won Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award 2020, the organisation announced today. Nayak was selected for Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2020 in stories genre for ‘Bana Deula Re Suna Neula’. Similarly, Hota won Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2020 for ‘Chetanara Anwesana’ in essay genre. The Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar comprise casket containing an engraved copper plaque and a cheque of Rs 50,000.

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Books of 11 Odia authors were shortlisted for the Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2020, while eight books were shortlisted for the Yuva Puraskar.

Kendra Sahitya Akademi, the nation’s National Academy of Letters, confers on authors of the most outstanding books published in any of the major Indian languages every year.

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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