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President Droupadi Murmu graced the 53rd convocation of Utkal University

Bhubaneswar:29/2/24: President Droupadi Murmu graced the 53rd convocation of Utkal University here on Thursday.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that since its inception, Utkal University has made its mark in the field of education not only in Odisha but also all over India. It is a leading university of the country in terms of its campus, environment and teaching tradition. She paid tributes to all the visionaries who have contributed to the journey of this university.

The President said that it is her good fortune to have been a student of Utkal University. She stated that many students of this university have brought honour to Utkal University by doing remarkable work in various fields.

The President noted that more than two lakh students are studying in colleges recognized under Utkal University. She was happy to note that percentage of girls is greater than boys among these students. She called upon students to inculcate human qualities, most importantly, modesty and humility, love and compassion in everyone they meet. She said that they should remember that peace and harmony are essential for human existence. She stressed that their compassion should not only be for humans, but also for all the living and non-living beings that share our planet.

The President said that when she was in school, her teachers often taught her to love her mother, motherland, and mother tongue. She stated that education in our mother tongue connects us with our culture. She said that we have inherited a very rich culture, and we have to preserve it. We should recognize our roots to preserve the Indian knowledge tradition.

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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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