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Parmeshwar Funkwal takes charge as General Manager of East Coast Railway

Kolkota:28/5/24:Shri Parmeshwar Funkwal, IRMS, has assumed the position of General Manager at East Coast Railway. He is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur and an officer of the 1988 batch of the Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE). With a remarkable career spanning decades, he has held several important portfolios such as DRM/Rajkot, ADRM/Ahmedabad, Chairman/RRB, and Executive Director/RDSO. Before his appointment at East Coast Railway, he served as Principal Chief Engineer at Western Railway, Mumbai.

He played an instrumental role in introducing innovative technologies in track and bridges to increase speed during his tenure at RDSO. Besides railway engineering, he has vast experience in Human Resources functions, Research & Design, and General Administration. He has published several research papers on Track, Bridge, and Environmental Engineering in International Journals. He presented papers at International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) conferences in Beijing (China), Calgary (Canada), and New Delhi. He also visited Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany, China, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, and Italy for various training and study assignments. Shri Funkwal has a keen interest in literature, and some of his poems have been published in contemporary Hindi literary magazines.

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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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