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Naveen Patnaik asked the Centre to write in Odia on milestones

Bhubaneswar:5/5/17; Expressing his anguish over missing of Odia language on kilometer stones and information boards on national highways in the state, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday asked the Centre to write in Odia on milestones for the benefit of common people.

Patnaik wrote to Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari seeking his intervention to instruct the authorities implement the guidelines.

Besides, there is a perceptible lack of destination and place identification boards inscribed in Odia script on the National Highways causing much inconvenience to the public at large, he added.

According to a notification issued by the Ministry on December 24, 2004, all information boards should invariably be inscribed in three scripts namely local, Devnagri and Roman and local language should be used in every kilometer stone in isolation on every second and fourth kilometer stones.

 

 

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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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