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Odisha Chief Minister unveiled two books written by Baishnab Prasad Mohanty

Bhubaneswar:4/8/22: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today unveiled two books written by noted Odia writer Baishnab Prasad Mohanty at Naveen Nivas. The books include a short story compilation “Sesha Chithi” and spiritual book “Bhagabata Kathamruta”. The Chief Minister congratulated the writer for his scholarly creation and advised him to continue the good work in the coming days.

Sesha Chithi is a compilation of short stories that reflect coastal Odisha’s social, cultural and economic condition a half-century ago. The book consisting of 23 short stories, has been able to take the readers back to lost times. Noted literature Ramachandra Behera has written the prologue of the book.
Bhagabata Kathamruta is a spiritual book consisting of the 44 religious stories of based on the plots from Bhagabata. Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal has given his viewpoint in the book. Apurba Prakashan of Bhubaneswar has published both two books.

Baishnaba Charan Mohanty is the former director of the Information and Public Relations Department and has also been the Public Relations Officer of the Chief Minister for a long time. He has great interest in the fields of literature, culture, journalism and social service

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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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