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Air Asia’s first direct flight between Bhubaneswar and Malaysia was marked by a grand celebration

Bhubaneswar:26/4/17; The launch of Air Asia’s first direct flight between Bhubaneswar and Malaysia(Kuala Lumpur) was marked by a grand celebration at the Biju Pattnaik International Airport during late night hours on Wednesday.

The state government had made elaborate arrangements to celebrate the launch of the international flight. The flight from Malaysia was actually scheduled to reach Bhubaneswar at 11:25 pm. However, with a delay of around 40 minutes, the flight carrying 96 passengers arrived at Terminal 2 of the airport in the city at around 12:08 am on Thursday. The Tourism Department of the state welcomed the passengers and greeted them with all good wishes.

The passengers were welcomed with the pomp police music band and cultural dance performances depicting the Odia culture.

Among others present at the airport marking the occasion were Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena, Tourim Minister of State Ashok Panda, School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra, MLA Priyadarshee Mishra, Tourism Secretary Aarti Ahuja were present.

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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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