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Odisha  Chief Minister virtually inaugurated Manmath Das and Manoj Das memorial at Sankhari village

Bhubaneswar:28/2/24: Odisha  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday virtually inaugurated various projects worth Rs 2,200 crore, including the Manmath Das and Manoj Das memorial at Sankhari village under Bhograi tehsil, in Odisha’s Balasore district.

The CM also inaugurated the LABHA Scheme in Nilagiri, city bus service in Balasore, and gave land rights certificates to the residents of Remunā Notified Area Council. The LABHA Scheme would give people of Nilagiri rights over minor forest produce.

The Manmath-Manoj Memorial has been established in memory of eminent historian Manmath Das and his legendary writer brother Manoj Das at Rs 16 crore.

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Paying tributes to them, the CM said their contribution to the field of history and literature has immortalized them. He thanked their families for cooperating with the government in establishing the memorial.

Naveen further said all the projects inaugurated were taken up based on the feedback received by 5T Chairman VK Pandian from people during his visits to the district.

“It is a historic day for the people of Balasore. The state government’s effort to preserve the memory of two great sons of this soil has made the people of the district happy. The memorial houses the materials collected from Bhubaneswar and Pondicherry which will be of help to researchers and litterateurs in the future,” said Language Literature and Culture Minister Aswini Patra.

Balasore MLA Swarup Kumar Das and Bhograi MLA Ananta Das thanked the CM for different development projects in the district

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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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