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Pradeep Dash chosen for 40th Sarala Puraskar

Renowned Odia writer Dr Pradeep Dash will be conferred with the prestigious ‘Sarala Puraskar” for his poetry work ‘Charu Chibar O Charjya’ on October 26. The award is recognized as the foremost literary award of Odisha & is instituted by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT), which is a charitable wing of IMFA Ltd. The ..

Manoj Das honoured with Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja National Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature

Prof. Manoj Das, an eminent English and Odia Litterateur, received the Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja National Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. This ceremony was instituted by the Berhampur University, Odisha. During the 53rd foundation day ceremony, the university also honoured noted folk dance guru Nabaghana Parida with Dakshin Odisha Loksanakruti Samman.

Odisha Govrnement comes out with lexicons of 21 rare tribal languages to preserve vanishing native languages in State

The Odisha government has come out with lexicons of 21 rare tribal languages to preserve vanishing native languages in State with largest tribal diversity. The bilingual tribal dictionaries will be used in Multilingual Education (MLE) initiated by the State government at the elementary level in tribal-dominated districts. The bilingual tribal dictionaries for MLE and trilingual ..

Satrughna Pandav poet to be honoured with prestigious 39th edition of ‘Sarala Puraskar’ award 2018

Noted Odia poet Satrughna Pandav will be honoured with the prestigious 39th edition of the ‘Sarala Puraskar’ award 2018 for his poetry collection ‘Misra Dhrupad’. The award, which carries a cash prize of Rs 5,00,000 and a citation, will be presented to Pandav on October 26. The ‘Sarala Puraskar’ was instituted by eminent Odia industrialist ..

Ramakanta Rath conferred with Odisha’s highest literary award ‘Atibadi Jagannath Das Samman’ for 2018

Noted litterateur Ramakanta Rath has been conferred with the Odisha’s highest literary award ‘Atibadi Jagannath Das Samman’ for 2018 for his life time contribution to Odia literature. He received the award at a special function organised by Odisha Sahitya Akademi on July 26, 2018. The award carries a citation and cash prize of Rs one ..

Odisha government constitutes Heritage Cabinet to preserve history and culture of state

The Odisha Government has constituted Heritage Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to preserve the history and culture of Odisha. The Heritage Cabinet will maintain coordination between the institutions and departments working to preserve and spread Odia language, culture and literature. It will also prepare policies, and prepare and approve short-term and long-term plans. ..

Sarat Mohanty, veteran film actor passes away

Sarat Mohanty (88), the Veteran Odia film actor, has passed away in Balasore, Odisha on March 3, 2018. The comedian, a native of Khirkona, had acted in a number of Odia films. He acted in the film Laxmi released in 1962. Other hit films in which he acted are: Amadabata,, Kaa, Stree, Puja Phula, Bhulihuena, ..

Arabinda Muduli, noted bhajan singer passes away

Arabinda Muduli (56), the noted Odia Bhajan singer, musician and lyricist, has passed away in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on March 1, 2018. Having rendered over 3,000 songs, Muduli would be remembered for his hit bhajans like Kala Saante Acha Kemante and Jaga Pain Niti Mali Phula. He was a devotee of lord Jagannath and sang only ..