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Jagdish Kanungo and Jayanta Behera have been selected to receive Ila–Bansidhar Panda Kala Samman

Bhubaneswar::6/9/21: Noted painter Jagdish Kanungo and eminent Ghumura artiste Jayanta Behera have been selected to receive the prestigious Ila–Bansidhar Panda Kala Samman for the year 2021.

The award, instituted by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT), the charitable wing of IMFA, will be conferred on the artists for their excellence and lifetime achievements in the field of art and music.

They will be feted with citations and a cash award of Rs 1.5 lakh each.

Similarly, renowned narrator Paramita Satpathy will receive the 42nd edition of the prestigious Sarala Puraskar for the year 2021.

She has been nominated for the award for her novel ‘Abhipret Kaal’. She will be receiving a cash award of Rs 5,00,000 along with a citation.

The award will be presented at the Sarala Puraskar awards ceremony scheduled to be held in October, the Trust said.

Paramita has penned seven short story collections and several other novels. Her short story collection ‘Prapti’ was recognised with India’s top literary honor, the Kendriya Sahitya Akademi award for Odia in 2016. Some of her other major works include Narikabi O Anyamane, Kurei Fula and Birala Rupaka.

The annual Sarala Puraskar instituted by eminent Odia industrialist late Dr. Bansidhar Panda and late Ila Panda in the year 1980, has been annually awarded by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT).

The Sarala Puraskar is recognised as the foremost literary award of Odisha. The Ekalabya Puraskar has also been instituted by IMPaCT to encourage promising sports talents of Odisha.

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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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