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Odisha Chief Minister inaugurated ‘Utkala Gourab Madhusudan Museum & Interpretation Centre’ On the occasion of his birth anniversary

Bhubaneswar:28/4/22: On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Utkala Gourab Madhusudan Das, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today evening inaugurated ‘Utkala Gourab Madhusudan Museum & Interpretation Centre’ at the former’s birthplace-Satyabhamapur.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Patnaik said that Madhu Babu was the symbol of Odia self-esteem. His life is the glorious saga of Odia’s self-esteem, he added.

Participating in the function through video-conferencing, Chief Minister, while offering his tribute to Utkala Gourab said that Satyabhamapur is a place of pilgrimage for all Odias.

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He said that Utkala Gourab Madhusudan Museum & Interpretation Centre will provide inspiration to the young generation for protecting Odia’s self-esteem.

Patnaik informed that Satyabhamapur is being developed into an ‘Adarsh’ (ideal) village and added that the government is taking steps to make the village an important tourist place.

Calling upon all to imbibe the ideals of Madhu babu and work together unitedly to make Odisha the best State, Patnaik said that there is no comparison to Madhu babu’s love and sacrifice for the Odia race.

“Madhu babu had sacrificed everything for the Odia race. For him, Odia’s self-esteem was above everything. He had never compromised on that. He shall remain immortal in every Odia’s heart for his contribution to the Odia race,” said Patnaik.

Throwing light on Madhu babu’s contribution to Odisha, the Chief Minister stated that his efforts for the formation of a State on the basis of language speaks of his far-sight. While several states have been formed on the basis of language after independence, at that time Odisha was the first State to have been formed on the basis of language.

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Panchayati Raj Minister Pratap Jena, Salepur MLA Prasant Behera also spoke on the occasion.

Cuttack Collector Bhawani Charan Chaini gave the welcome address, while the president of Satyabhamapur Madhusudan Cultural Association Prasant Kumar Rout gave the vote of thanks.

Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra and senior officials joined the function through video-conferencing from Lokseba Bhavan.

A short video film on Utkala Gourab Madhusudan Museum & Interpretation Centre was exhibited during the programme.

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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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