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Padma Shri, Jnanpith, Kendriya Sahitya Akademi Award Winners to Be Felicitated at World Odia Language Conference

Bhubaneswar: 28/1/24:The first ever World Odia Language Conference is going to be held for three days from February 3 at Janata Maidan to discuss the various aspects of the Odia language, which has gained the status of one of the classical languages in the country.

Historians, linguists, researchers, intellectuals, and individuals, who have gained expertise in various fields, will participate in this conference and share their insights about the glorious past and future relevance of the Odia language.

To this event more memorable, there is a programme of felicitations to award winners and eminent persons who have made contributions in the fields of language, literature, art, and culture.

As many as 58 Padma Award winters, including eminent historian Padma Shri Hermann Kulke will be felicitated. Similarly, distinguished persons who have received the Jnanpith award and also persons distinguished for life-long sadhana will also be awarded. The winners of the Kendriya Sahitya Akademi, Saraswati Samman, Moorti Devi award will also be felicitated.

Besides, the winners of Jayadev Award, Dharmapada, Atibadi Jagannath Das Samman, Kabi Samrat Upendra Chandra Bhanja Samman and Vyasakabi Fakir Mohan Bhasa Samman will also be felicitated on the occasion.

A wide range of programmes are being organized to promote the language and create interest in the language, according to an official release.

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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