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Odisha’s Kendrapara district have volunteered labour to clean up the village

Kendrapada:24/7/17:: With ‘do-it-yourself’ resolve, residents of a far-flung village in Odisha’s Kendrapara district have volunteered labour to clean up the village that languished in filth and squalor following the incessant monsoon rain. 

Without waiting for the panchayatraj body and block administration to act, the locals in a show of community preparedness cleaning up the village road and its surroundings.

Residents of Palashpur village under Dashipur gram panchyat under Marshaghai block jurisdiction were fed up with callous official machinery and took up the task themselves in making the village garbage-gree.

“We approached the panchayat body and its representatives. But it was of no avail. Later people pledged to clean up the garbage and roadside weed deposits by voluntary labour”, said a local resident, Anilkant Das.

The village looked horrible after the spell of rain. It now wears refreshing look. A three-hour-long community exercise marked by spirited perseverance has paid rich dividends.

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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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