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“Where People Matter – 60 Years of Lokaseva Bhavan book”released

Bhubaneswar:30/11/21: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today released the book “Where People Matter – 60 Years of Lokaseva Bhavan”. It chronicles the journey of the iconic public building and its transition from a center of authority to a people-centric workplace serving the people of the State. It is a commemorative edition to mark the sixtieth year of completion of the Lokaseva Bhavan, which was inaugurated in November 1959.

The book through vivid photographs throws light on the services and facilities available, rich architecture, lush gardens, history and offers homage to those who designed and built Lokaseva Bhavan. The publication has been made possible by a sponsorship from Odisha Mining Corporation Ltd and published by Public Relations Society of India.

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Appreciating the publication, Naveen congratulated the team and stressed on the importance of documentation for posterity. VK Pandian, Secretary 5T and Balwant Singh Managing Director of Odisha Mining Corporation attended the book release.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) based in Germany has certified that paper used for the book is made from responsibly sourced wood without causing any damage to natural forests. The publication has also been submitted to Google and Amazon for release as e-books and will be available very soon, at free of cost or a token charge.

The book is authored by Amar Jyoti Mahapatra, Chairman PRSI Bhubaneswar Chapter, and edited by Sukanta Kumar Panda. Secretary PRSI BBSR Chapter Sanjay Kumar Sahoo, Creative Designer Jyoti Ranjan Swain, and Photographer Ashis Dhir also joined the program.

The book is expected to enhance interest in the history of Odisha and Bhubaneswar, and also portray various programs of the Government that are currently underway.


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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