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Odisha artists have made the state proud as their paintings have been displayed at the Memorial Hall of the Tokyo Olympics

Bargarh:3/8/21: Odisha artists have made the state proud as their paintings have been displayed at the Memorial Hall of the Tokyo Olympics.

The Indian Contemporary Artists Association (ICAA) took the initiative of showcasing the paintings after organising a virtual painting competition at the Olympics, titled ‘Olympia’.

Out of 72 national and international level artists who participated in the competition, 55 were selected. The selected artists of India included 26 from Cuttack and Bargah, six from Bhubaneswar, and 21 from Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh.

Noted hockey player Dilip Tirkey headed the panel for the selection of the paintings. The paintings will be showcased every day in video format in the Memorial Hall till August 8.

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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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