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Manas Ranjan Samal will received Kendra Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar, Sanjay Kumar Panda will be conferred with the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar

Bhubaneswar:15/6/24: Two Odia writers have been selected for two different prestigious Kendra Sahitya Akademi awards for the year 2024.

This was announced by the Kendra Sahitya Akademi after its executive body meeting held at Narmada in Gujarat on Saturday. The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of its president Madhav Kaushik.

While Manas Ranjan Samal will receive the prestigious Kendra Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar, Sanjay Kumar Panda will be conferred with the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar.

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Samal has been selected for this prestigious award for his short story book- ‘Gapa Kalika’. Similarly, Panda has been selected for the award for his book- ‘Hu Baia’ which is also a collection of short stories in Odia.

The books were selected based on recommendations made by the jury comprising three members each in the concerned language as per the rules and procedures laid down for the purpose.

According to the procedure, the executive board declares the awards based on a unanimous or majority vote by the jury

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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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