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20th death anniversary of Biju Patnaik observed across the state

Bhubaneswar:17/4/17; The 20th death anniversary of brave son of the soil and former chief minister Biju Patnaik, also known as the architect of modern Odisha, was observed across the state today. Political leaders cutting across party lines and people from all walks of life paid rich tributes to the leader on the occasion.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik offered floral tributes to the ‘leader of the masses’ on Assembly premises this morning after paying homage to the statue of Biju Babu in Biju Patnaik park. Addressing mediapersons, he said, “On the 20th death anniversary of Biju Babu, we should remember all the great works he did for Odisha and tremendous sacrifices he made for the state.” Patnaik also visited the Biju Patnaik memorial at Puri to offer his tributes.

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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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