Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 4:
Readers are the asset for a magazine and those who actively take part in other programmes of the magazine like quiz competitions are even more precious, said Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, chairman of Eastern Media Ltd and chief editor of the Cine Sambad, the premier film weekly in Odisha.
Speaking at a prize giving ceremony as the chief guest, organised by the Cine Sambad at the South Campus here on Wednesday, Patnaik said the popularity of Cine Sambad had gone up substantially as it has directly come in contact with the readers through regular quiz competitions.
“Besides, with its re-launch and new look, Cine Sambad has become popular among readers of all ages,” he added.
Guest of honour and eminent children’s litterateur and editor of ‘Pilanka Sambad’ Das Benhur said with the presentation of fascinating and latest news with varied taste, Cine Sambad has been able to reach out to the readers with an interest in films, televsion and yatra.
On the occasion, Patnaik gave away prizes to the winners of Cine Sambad Quiz.
The winners are, Santosh Kumar Sahu, Anwesha Anandita Mandal, Sunanda Mishra, Satyabhama Lenka, Amaresh Mishra, Bimal Kishore Kanungo, Radharani Dasgupta, Sangram Keshari Sahu, Suprava Mohanty, Lingaraj Bal, Rashmirekha Nayak, Anwesh Anupam Mandal, Nihar Ranjan Nayak, Gobardhan Panda, Satyasingh Satpathy, Rohit Kumar Behera, Ranjan Kumar Sahu and Haren Kumar Mandal.
Among others, COO (non-print) Swaraj Mishra and convener of Ama Odisha, Sanjay Patra were present at the function which was conducted by Dhrutikam Mohanty, editor of Cine Sambad.