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Eminent writer Pratibha Ray has been selected to receive “Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad”s highest award, Kartritwa Samagra Samman

Bhubaneswar:3/4/23 :Eminent write Pratibha  Ray has been selected to receive “Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad”s highest award, Kartritwa Samagra Samman for enriching contributions & excellence in the field of Indian Literature.Bharatiya  Bhasha  parishad  feels blessed  by awarding  those  writers  of India who have illuminated  the literary world with the bright effulgence  of their  literary genius.This  Year,  The   “Kartritwa Samagra   Samman’   will be awarded to Smt. Prativa  Ray  (Odia), Dr. N. Gopi  (Telegu),Shri Bhal Chandra Nemade(Marathi)& Smt.Madhu Kankaria  (Hindi). ‘Yuva  Puraskar’  will be awarded  to Shri Wangthoi  Khuman (Manipuri),   Shri N. S. Sumesh  Krishnan  (Malyalam),  Shri Om Nagar  (Rajasthani)  and Shri Shekhar Mallick (Hindi).Eminent Bengali writer  Shri Shri Shirshendu  will be the chief guest. Honouring  the Litterateurs  denotes  sensibility  and responsibility   towards  culture

The award will be given away in an exclusive ceremony at Kolkata on 8th April 2023.Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad, a Kolkata-based literary organization was founded on 1975 by Sitaram Seksaria and Bhagirat H Kanodia with the aim of promoting Indian languages. It works for the development of Indian literature through publication of books on literature and implementation of various literary projects.

Pratibha Ray is a well known name in the literary and cultural circles of Odisha. She was born on January 21, 1943 at Alabol, a remote village in the Balikuda area of Jagatsinghpur  district. Her outstanding contributions to literature have earned her global recognition. Pratibha mostly attributes the boldness, revolt and humanism in her literature to the impact of Vaishnavism, her family religion, which preaches no caste or class distinctions. She wrote her first poem at the age of nine.
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Pratibha’s contribution to the genre of Odia novel and short story is quite magnificent not only in terms of volume, but also in terms of its uniqueness. Her outstanding contributions to literature have earned her several prestigious awards and recognitions. She has been conferred the Padmashree honour by the Government of India, Moorthidevi award by Bharatiya Jnanpith and the Sahitya Akademi award by the Odisha Sahitya Akademi.

Her short stories and novels have been adapted for Radio plays, TV serials and films. She has 21 novels, 22 short story collections and 10 travelogues alongwith some books for children to her credit. About 300 short stories have been published in literary journals of repute in Odia and other Indian languages during the last 30 years. Apart from creative writing, she has written many research articles on Education and Psychology. She has active interest in social reform and has fought against social injustice on many occasions.

 

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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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