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Utkal University is geared up to host the three-day State Level Inter-University Literary and Cultural Competition

Bhubaneswar:14/3/22: The Utkal University is geared up to host the three-day State Level Inter-University Literary and Cultural Competition from Tuesday. Students from 14 public universities and 2 Central educational institutions will take part in the mega event.

Addressing media persons here on Monday, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sabita Acharya said, “It is a matter of pride for Utkal University to host such a state-level competition and no stone will be left unturned to ensure a safe environment for the participants and make the programme a grand success.”

Students will participate in literary events like essay writing in English, Odia, and Hindi, debate in English, Odia, and Hindi, quiz, drawing/painting, and just one-minute competitions and cultural events like skit, mono-acting, classical vocal, light vocal, instrumental-classical/light, and classical dance contests. Winners will be awarded a cash prize of Rs.30,000, Rs.25,000, and Rs.20,000 for first, second, and third positions respectively, she informed.

Chancellor of Utkal University and Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal will hand over the awards to winners in the valedictory ceremony on March 17 in the presence of Principal Secretary of Higher Education Department Saswat Mishra.

Around 300 students and teachers from Berhampur, Sambalpur, Ravenshaw, Fakir Mohan, Utkal, Gangadhar Meher, Rajendra, Khallikote, Kalahandi, Maharaja Sriram Chandra Bhanja Deo, Shree Jagannath Sanskrit University, RD Women’s University, Odisha State Open University, Madhusudan Law University, NLU, OUTR, NISER and (IISER) will join the mega event.

While the Berhampur University earlier organised athletic events, sports and games competitions were hosted by Maharaja Sriram Chandra Bhanjadeo (MSCB) University at Baripada from March 11 to 14.

Among others, Registrar Dr. Avaya Kumar Nayak, Chairman of PG Council Dr. Durga Shankar Pattanaik, Comptroller of Finance Surendra Kumar Sahoo, Director of Student Welfare Dr. Mitali Chinara, HOD of Public Administration and Coordinator of MJMC programme Dr. Padmalaya Mahapatra and Reader of Law department Dr. M.K. Sadual were present.

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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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