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Cook’s Son of Odisha Cracks Indian Statistical Service Exam

Dhenkanal 1/8/21: A young academician from Odisha, Dr. Prabhata Das, cleared the Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Examination-2020. He is the lone candidate from the State to have cracked the examination held in October last year followed by interviews for personality test this year.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday released the results of the Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Examinations-2020.

As per the results, 50 candidates qualified in the UPSC examination for statistical service. Dr. Das secured 50th position in the examination.

Wishes poured in from various quarters including Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan and Lok Sabha member from Dhenkanal Mahesh Sahoo for his success at an examination conducted by the UPSC.

Dr. Das, son of Prafulla Das of Talaberena Village under Parajang Block in Dhenkanal district, is currently working as a lecturer at Boudh Government College. His father is a cook and his mother Jharana Das is a homemaker. His journey to set a milestone was full of struggles.

Born on January 2, 1991, in a poor family, Dr. Das cleared his Matriculation Examination from Sanda High School. He pursued Plus II in Arts stream at Sanda College. He received Graduation degree from Dhenkanal Government College in Political Science (Hons) with distinction. He successfully cleared his PG degree in Statistics from Utkal University followed by M.Phil and Ph.D. from the same varsity.

The Utkal University alumnus was selected for the lectureship in a state-run college on December 4, 2019. Recently, he tied the nuptial knot with Deepika Behera, the daughter of Boudh College Principal.

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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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