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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu released a book titled ‘Neelimarani: My mother, My hero’

Bhubaneswar:2/3/21; Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday released a book titled ‘Neelimarani: My mother, My hero’, at Raj Bhawan in Odisha capital.

Written by KIIT and KISS founder and Kandhamal MP Dr. Achyuta Samanta, the book speaks about his mother’s struggles and how she raised her seven children despite poverty

In his speech, the Vice President said “When I was going through the book, I could not but feel enormous respect and reverence for a mother who fought every odd to singlehandedly raises her seven children. Despite abject poverty and lack of resources, she ensured that all her children got a good education and became responsible citizens. I was moved by the account of Dr. Achyuta Samanta’s father’s death.”

Paying rich tributes to Smt. Neelimarani, the Vice President said that despite abject poverty and lack of resources, she ensured good education to her children and kept working for the upliftment of the poor and downtrodden. He expressed happiness over the fact that with the help of her sons, Smt. Neelimarani Ji turned her native village Kalarabanka into one of the first smart villages of its kind in the country. Calling this very inspiring, Shri Naidu wanted others to emulate her and work for the betterment of people’s lives in their native places.

The Governor of Odisha, Prof. Ganeshi Lal and Lok Sabha member, Dr. Achyuta Samanta were among those who were present at the event.

 

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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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