Bhubaneswar:12/6/17:The 30th episode of the Patha Utsav this Sunday was observed here with the flavour of Raja festival and a rain theme.

Activists distributed sweet betel with spices which is traditional partner of Raja. The rain-washed stretches of Janpath brought thousands of pedestrians to the event. Early hours of the event were spirited with yoga and physical exercises supported by organisations like Sahaj Yoga.

The Wish Anusthan served sweet paan and traditional Odia dishes.

Apart from the festive mood, some social organisations had a lot of awareness activity on issues relating to child labour on the eve of the World Day against Child Labour which falls on June 12. The PECUC organised an awareness rally from Master Canteen to the Ram Mandir.

Skaters and cyclists dominated the other part of the activity zone till end of the event. At the main stage, eminent Ollywood singer Susmita Dash gave a thunderstorm performance under showers of raindrops which kept the audience for hours.

Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Panda, MP Prasanna Patsani, Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena and Corporators were among the participants.

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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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