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THIRD AKSHAYA UPANYASA PURASKAR for writer NIRMAL ROUT.

Bhubaneswar:22/6/23:The Pratibha Ray Foundation Trust has immense pleasure in announcing the result of the Third Akshaya Memorial Award for novel writing in Odia for writers below fifty years.The selection commitee short-listed 6 books out of  20 entries & unanimously declared writer Nirmal Rout  as the winner of the Third Akshaya Upanyasa Puraskar for his novel ” Galani Ta Gala Katha”, Banaphula Publications.

he award carries with it a trophy, citation & cash  prize of Rs 51,000/-.The award will be given away in an exclusive ceremony on 20th July  2023, 6 p.m. at Jaydeb Bhawan, Bhubaneswar as informed by Dr.Adyasha Das on behalf of Pratibha Ray Foundation Trust.

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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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