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Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has unveiled a new portal of Odia Virtual Academy

Bhubaneswar:24/11/21: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today unveiled a new portal of Odia Virtual Academy established by the Odia Language Literature and Culture Department.

On the occasion, Naveen said that all programmes of the State Government are directed towards the people of Odisha. “We are committed to reaching out to people at their homes with the 5T principles driven by technology among other important pillars of governance.”

Inaugurating the new web portal of the Odia Virtual Academy, the Chief Minister said that it would make many rare books, manuscripts, newspapers, dictionaries, and language primaries for children more popular in Odia literature as well as Odias living at home and abroad.

The Odia Virtual Academy was launched on October 26, 2018. To date, 2,700 rare books have been digitized in Unicode format and placed on the Web Portal. In addition, the process of preserving the PDF copies of tens of thousands of books is underway.

Electronics and IT Minister Tusharkanti Behera said the new portal is a major achievement under 5T principles of the State Government. Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian coordinated the programme. Department Secretary Manoj Mishra also spoke on the occasion.

Among others, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra and Development Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena were also present.

About Editor in chief

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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