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Winners of the state-level speech competition will be awarded on the occasion of Utkal Divas

Bhubaneswar31/3/23:: On the occasion of the state-level Odisha Day, a speech competition was held at district and state levels by the Department of Information and Public Relations. The three winners of the state-level event will be awarded in a State function at Rabindra Mandap tomorrow on the occasion of Utkal Divas.

Director of the I&PR Department Indramani Tripathy chaired a meeting held here on Thursday on the sidelines of the final (state-level) competition. Eminent litterateur Dr Asit Tripathi, Prof Jatindra Nath Nayak and Editor of Utkala Prasanga and Odisha Review Kasturi Mohapatra participated as judges in the competition.

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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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