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A Five-day National Workshop on Kui and Desia languages to be held at Central University of Odisha

Newdelhi:28/5/23:According to the new National Education Policy-2020 of the Central Government, on the purpose of speaking, reading, understanding and writing at the level of elementary education for the students, mainly Kui and Desia-speaking, in the states of Odisha, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand a five-day National Workshop for preparing the learning materials is going to be held at the Central University of Odisha from 29.05.2023 to 02.06.2023. The workshop will be jointly organised by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi; Regional Institute of Education, Bhubaneswar and the Central University of Odisha, Koraput.

The main objective of the workshop is to provide learners and teachers with learning materials useful for oral language development, reading and writing skills development of ‘Kui’ or ‘Desia’ speaking learners. The workshop will be organized under the aegis of Prof. Dinesh Prasad Saklani, Hon’ble Director, NCERT and Prof. Chakradhar Tripathy, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Odisha and supervision of Prof. Basanta Kumar Panda, Director, Odia Classical Language Centre. On this occasion members Dr. Mahendra Kumar Mishra, Prof. Gopabandhu Mohanty, Dr. Parmanand Patel, Dr. Rajendra Padhi, Dr. Kapil Khemundu, Dr. Rudrani Mohanty, Dr. Govind Chandra Pendei, Suresh Khara, Sana Santa, Trinath Khara, Somnath Amanatya, Geetanjali Pujari, Narayan Majhi, Govind Kumjharia, Surendra Tanti and Shivshankar Patnaik will be present.

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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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