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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unveiled ‘The Pragativadi 50 Years Logo’

Bhubaneswar:7/11/22: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday unveiled The Pragativadi 50 Years Logo’ on Monday. The logo crafted in sandstone has been installed on the premises of Pragativadi.

He also inaugurated the Golden Jubilee Hall christened ‘Growth Pragativadi’ inside the building of Pragativadi publication.

Later, the CM addressed a gathering at 90th birth anniversary of the founder of Pragativadi and eminent socialist, statesman and philanthropist Pradyumna Bal, which coincided with the golden jubilee year of the Pragativadi.

Addressing the congregation, the CM lauded Pragativadi’s founder for his continuous endeavor to establish social values.

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“Pradyumna Babu was a man of strong determination and high principles.  All through his life, he endeavored to establish democratic values in society.  His uncompromising struggle to establish probity in public life, freedom of speech and journalistic ethics will continue to inspire the journalists of the current and future generations”, Patnaik said.

Patnaik, in his keynote address, said “Pragativadi has stood the test of time and has become the voice of the voiceless”.

On the occasion, 11 individuals from different walks of life were conferred on the prestigious “Pradyumna Bal Seva  Samman” for their outstanding contribution to society in various fields. The chief minister congratulated all the award winners

Among others, Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain, former Minister and Congress legislature party chief Narasingh Mishra, MP and Trustee of Pradyumna Bal Memorial Trust Dr. Achyuta Samanta and Pragativadi chairperson Saswati Bal graced the occasion.


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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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