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Dharmendra Pradhan welcomed the UGC’s decision to establish chairs after Santha Kabi Bhima Bhoi

New Delhi, Apr 6: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday welcomed the University Grants Commission (UGC)’s decision to establish chairs after Santha Kabi Bhima Bhoi at the University of Delhi (DU) and Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (GGV), Bilaspur.

Taking to his official Twitter handle, Pradhan wrote: “A proponent of Mahima Dharma, Santha Kabi Bhima Bhoi played a stellar role in rekindling the cultural and literary consciousness in Odisha. A visionary, Bhimabhoi through his earthy poems batted for the empowerment of the marginalised.”

He added that Bhima Bhoi Chairs at DU and GGV will encourage higher studies and research on the humanitarian philosophy of the great saint and is a fitting tribute to a literary giant, like him.

Earlier last year on October 2, Pradhan visited the birthplace, Santha Kabi Bhima Bhoi to pay tribute to his statue at Rairakhole.

There he suggested the UGC conduct extensive research on the philosophy of Mahima Dharma and include it as a part of the syllabus in the undergraduate curriculum.

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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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