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Five renowned personalities from Odisha were conferred with the Padma Awards 2022

New Delhi21/3/22:: Five renowned personalities from Odisha were conferred with the Padma Awards 2022 by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Civil Investiture Ceremony-I held in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday.

Srimad Baba Balia has been conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri Award 2022 in Social Work. The Social & Spiritual Leader from Jagatsinghapur has been working with Odisha’s poor & backward communities.

Prof. Aditya Prasad Dash from Odisha was conferred Padma Shri in Science & Engineering category. Prof Dash is a distinguished biologist specializing in vector-borne tropical diseases like Dengue, Malaria.

Odisha’s Narasingha Prasad Guru has been conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri 2022 in Literature and Education category. The Koshali author, lyricist & lexicographer from Bolangir has been promoting the language for over five decades.

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Dr. Shyamamani Devi from Odisha was conferred Padma Shri in the Arts category. She is a renowned Odia singer with thousands of her songs influencing generations.

Senior IAS officer Guruprasad Mohapatra was awarded Padma Shri, posthumously. Mohapatra’s wife Anjali Mohapatra received the award from the President on behalf of the late Odia IAS officer.

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President Ram Nath Kovind today conferred 2 Padma Vibhushan, 8 Padma Bhushan, and 54 Padma Shri Awards for the year 2022. Amongst the prominent awardees at today’s Investiture ceremony are Padma Vibhushan recipients; Radhey Shyam and General Bipin Rawat (Posthumous), Ghulam Nabi Azad, Smt. Gurmeet Bawa (Posthumous), N. Chandrasekharan, Devendra Jhajharia, Rashid Khan, Rajiv Mehrishi, Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla, and Sachchidanand Swami who received the Padma Bhushan awards

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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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