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To mark the Tree Plantation Day 40 lakh saplings will be planted in various parts of Odisha on July 7:Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar:2/7/18; To mark the Tree Plantation Day, as many as 40 lakh saplings will be planted in various parts of Odisha on July 7.

Announcing this on Monday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said people from all walks of life will participate in the plantation drive.

“Trees are the soul of the nature. By cutting trees, we destroy the nature. It is our responsibility to protect trees,” he said while attending the 69th state-level Bana Mahostav at Patrapada-Bhagabanpur High school here. The chief minister congratulated the employees of Forest department for their efforts to increase the forest cover by 2,500 sq km in the last 10 years.

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Elaborating on Mission Green Mahanadi, he said, “A total of 2 crore trees will be planted on both sides of the Mahanadi, which is the lifeline of Odisha.”

Naveen advised all to take care of trees as family members. He also planted a tree on the school premises.

The chief minister felicitated Baliput Bana Suraksha Samiti of Ganjam and Oram-Nikitimala Bana Suraksha Samiti of Sambalpur with Biju Patnaik award for their contribution towards conservation and protection of forest.

About Ashok Palit

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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