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Odisha Citizen Award 2021 (OCA-2021) was conferred to nine personalities in recognition

Cuttack:9/10/21:Instituted by Odisha’s No.1 news channel, OTV, the annual Odisha Citizen Award 2021 (OCA-2021) was conferred to nine personalities in recognition of their contribution to the society in their respective fields, from Agriculture, Art and Culture, Industry, Education, Entertainment, Social Service, Sports to Health Services and Politics.

The awards were given away at a special function held in Cuttack which was attended by Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi as the chief guest. BJP leader Pradeep Purohit, Congress leaders Pradeep Majhi and Tara Bahini Pati were also present on the occasion.

Basing on a joint value of jury marks and public votes, the OCA-2021 nominees were selected, and were presented the honours today.

Here is the list of the winners:

1) Politics : Saptagiri Ulaka ( Congress)

2) Education: Kishore Kumar Basa : VC North Odisha University

3) Social Service: Subash Chandra Gajendra

4) Sports : Deep Grace Ekka

5) Entertainment: Subas Dash (Singer)

6) Agriculture: Jayanti Mohapatra

7) Art & Culture: Surendra Meher

8) Business: Deben Ray (Spice Up)

09) Health: Dr. Mahendra Tripathy (Cardiologist)

Shortlisted nominees for the Odisha Citizens Award 2021 were earlier marked by the jury as per their merit for the online voting round. At least four nominees were short listed for each of the nine different categories who then entered the online voting round.

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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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