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Curtains fell down on 22nd All India Major Port Cultural Meet 2022-23

Paradip:21/11/22:The four day 22nd All India Major Port Cultural Meet 2022-23 being held at Jayadev Sadan finally came to an end last evening. Paradip Port Authority along with Major Ports Sports Control Board successfully organised the Cultural Extravaganza. Gracing the valedictory function as Chief Guest, Shri AK Bose, Dy. Chairman said that the Cultural Meet has reflected Unity in Diversity of Indian culture. Individual Ports, participating in the cultural meet reflected the rich culture of their respective States, they represented, in their performances.


Shri K. J .Patel, Unit Head, IFFCO and Smt. Suchismita Bose, Vice President, Paradip Ladies Club were Guests of honour. Around 200 participants from 9 Major Ports across the country participated in the cultural meet. Team PPA was crowned as the overall Champion. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Port won the Runners-up and Mumbai Port Authority won the 2nd  Runners-up award. In playlet category, PPA was adjudged the Best Production team, Shri Bikram Parida of PPA bagged the Best Actor and Biranchi of PPA won the supporting Artist (Male) award. Shri D.N. Sondhi, Chairman, Organising Committee presided over the  proceedings. Shri Deepak Rath, Vice Chairman Dr.D.P.Sethi, Secretary Shri Ranjan Rashmi Beura, Jt. Secretary of Organising Committee were also present. Shri Sriman Narayan Mishra, DTM, PPA compeered 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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