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Renowned sand artist Padma Shri Sudarsan Pattnaik was re-nominated as the President of Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi

Bhubaneswar:20/9/21: Renowned sand artist Padma Shri Sudarsan Pattnaik was re-nominated as the President of Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi today. Chief Minister Naveen Patanik re-nominated Sudarsan as the Akademi’s President for another three years. Worth mentioning, Sudarsan has been working as the Akademi’s President since 2018 and his tenure is ending this year.

Sudarsan’s name was selected for the prestigious post by the Chief Minister. In September 2018, Sudarsan was appointed for the post.

He was awarded Padma Shri in 2014 for his contribution to sand arts. He also bagged different awards like National Youth award, National Tourism award, and People of the Year award by Limca Book in 2009.

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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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