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Collectors of all districts in Odisha have been directed to arrange for special screening of the Odia movie ‘DAMaN’

Bhubaneswar:24/11/22: Collectors of all districts in Odisha have been directed to arrange for special screening of the Odia movie ‘DAMaN’ at the District Head Quarter or Sub-Divisional Headquarter.

In a letter to the Collectors, Health & Family Welfare (H & FW) Department Commissioner-cum-Secretary Shalini Pandit informed that ‘DAMaN’ has been highly appreciated by the people of Odisha. The theme of the film is based on the State Government scheme for Malaria eradication namely ‘DAMaN’ (Durgama Anchalare Malaria Nirakaran ).

“This movie chronicles success of the State Government health care scheme in a malaria endemic district of Malkangiri. This movie carries a positive message on the efforts and
contribution of Government and public in implementing health schemes in hard to reach areas,” she added.

In view of the above, it has been approved that officers of the H & FW Department and other senior district level officers may be facilitated to view the film ‘DAMaN’ through special screening at theatres in the district.

It has been decided to allow one show per Sub division for the screening of the movie. The amount to book the Hall for one show may be as per actual requirement subject to maximum limit of Rs 40,000 per show. It is proposed to meet the expenditure out of the IEC head of the H & FW Department.

“You are therefore requested to requested to book the Cinema Hall at the District Head Quarter or at Sub-divisional Headquarter as per their suitability on the above criteria out of your available fund and submit the actual expenditure subject to the ceiling of Rs 40,000/- per show to the H & FW Department through Director, SIHFW for reimbursement,” stated Pandit.

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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