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Odisha Chief Minister announced that a record number of 50 lakh saplings will be planted

Bhubaneswar:1/7/17: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced that a record number of 50 lakh saplings will be planted in a single day on July 7 as part of the observance of the Tree Plantation Day in the state.

CM Naveen Patnaik made the announcement while attending the state level Bana Mahostav organised by the states forest and environment department.

He said people from all walks of life will take part in the Tree Plantation Day.

Stating that trees are the biggest natural gift to humans, CM asked the school children to plant one sapling each and take care of the plant.

He said the states forest cover has been enhanced to 35 per cent with an annual increase rate of three per cent for the last five years.

He also felicitated two Bana Surakshya Samitis of Bolangir and Nabarangpur with Biju Patnaik Forest Protection Award for their contribution in the field of forest conservation.

The chief minister also planted a neem sappling as mark of his participation in the Bana Mahostav.

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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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