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Former bureaucrat from Odisha Bijay Nayak has been appointed as the Additional Secretary Press to President Draupadi Murmu

Bhubaneswar1/8/22:Former bureaucrat from Odisha, Bijay Nayak, has been appointed as the Additional Secretary, Press, to President Draupadi Murmu.

Nayak was Director of Culture of Government of Odisha before his retirement. He is now posted as Officer on Special Duty in Odia University coming up at Sakhigopal in Puri.

He was the Private Secretary to Murmu when she was the Minister for Commerce & Transport and Fisheries & Animal Resources Development from 2000 to 2002.

Nayak is also a reputed literary figure in Odisha. He has been the editor of the literary magazine ‘Kahani’ for the last 20 years.

During his college days, he was the President of the Bhadrak College Students’ Union and also of the Utkal University Students’ Union.

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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