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Odisha Chief Minister unveiled a life size statue of Veer Birsa Munda

Bhubaneswar:9/8/18; Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Pattanaik on Thursday unveiled a life size statue of Veer Birsa Munda at Chandrasekharpur here.

In a colourful function organised by the Department of Odia Language, Literature and Culture marking the World Day for Indigenous People, the Chief Minister unveiled the statue of the firebrand revolutionary, who courageously participated in India’s Freedom Struggle and has been regarded as a symbol of Tribal empowerment.

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The Department has spent Rs.10.10 lakh for the installation of the statue. Among others, department minister Ashok Chandra Panda, Bhubaneswar MP Prasanna Patsani, Bhubaneswar MLAs Priyadarshi Mishra, Bijoy Kumar Mohanty and Mayor Anantna Narayan Jena were present.

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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