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Sudarshan Pattnaik on dharna for Puri beach clean-up

Puri:11/7/17: Internationally-acclaimed Odisha sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik today staged a dharna at Bankimuhan sea beach in Puri demanding cleaning of the beach.

The artist is protesting through his sand art to save the beach from pollution where he stated a sit-in along with his students.

“I will not budge from here until the government begins beach cleaning,” he said.

We have taken the issue seriously. The project for cleaning the beach pollution has already been approved. The tender will be sanctioned within seven days and we are trying for permanent solution to the problem, said Puri Collector Arvind Agarwal.

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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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