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Akshaya Chandra Ray Memorial Award in the category of Novel (Odia) for 2023

Bhubaneswar:26/1/23:Pratibha Ray Foundation Trust & Adya Prakashani have announced the Third Akshaya Chandra Ray Memorial award in the category of Novel (Odia) for 2023. The award, instituted in 2020 and reflecting the trust’s commitment to promoting fiction writing in Odia is an everlasting memory of eminent engineer Late Shri Akshaya Chandra Ray, Founder, Adya Prakashani, President, Bhashayan and Raaga.

To encourage novel writing in Odia literature, submissions in the form of published novels are invited from Odia writers below fifty years of age. Entries can also be submitted by publishers. The novel needs to have been published five years prior to the year of the award. So novels published in 2017,2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021 will be taken into consideration for the award for 2023.

The deadline for entries is 31st March 2023. Two copies of the book need to be sent by post/courier to the following address: “Akhyaeeka”, 27, Gajapati Nagar, Bhubaneswar-751005, along with the writer’s name, address for correspondence, contact no and proof of date of birth, as decided by the selection committee and informed by convenor, Dr. Adyasha Das.

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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