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Pallibani Mission conferred senior odisha journalist

Newdelhi:24/11/21: Senior Journalist Manoranjan Mishra received the Odisha Journalism Award by Pallibani Mission at a ceremony in New Delhi on Wednesday. Mishra, the Editor of Kanak News was given the award by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

On the occasion, Pradhan said that Journalists play a pivotal role in building a constructive society that strengthens democracy. “There is no difference between Regional Journalists and National Journalists. All of them together contribute equally in building the society,” Pradhan said.

Editor of Utkal Mail Pitabas Mishra and Deputy Resident Editor of The New Indian Express Siba Kumar Mohanty was also conferred with the Odisha Journalism Award on the occasion. Editor of Odisha Bytes Sandeep Mishra, Professor, Department of Mass Communication, Prof Mihir Ranjan Patra, and Senior Cameraperson of OTV Gopal Prasad Burma also received the award on the 3rd Edition of the Award ceremony.

Senior Advisor of I&B Ministry Kanchan Gupta, Senior Journalist Rashid Kidwai and Political Affairs Editor of Hindustan Times Sunetra Choudhury joined the ceremony as Speakers.

Pallibani Mission’s President Ramachandra Nath spoke about the objectives of the mission in the opening address. On the occasion, a special edition of Pallibani, the only Odia journal published from Delhi was launched.

Among others, noted Poet Amarendra Khatua, poet Kulamani Biswal, Administrator Srideb Nanda, and Pallibani Mission Secretary Nabajyoti Das also spoke on the occasion.

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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