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Odisha government officially declared the Outer Wheeler Island – as ‘APJ Abdul Kalam Island’

Bhubaneswar27/7/17:: On the occasion of second death anniversary of former President APJ Abdul Kalam, Odisha government officially declared the Outer Wheeler Island – an island for missile test facility – after the great scientist.

State Revenue and Disaster Management Department had yesterday issued a gazette notification in this regard.

“With a view to paying a humble tribute to the former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the state government on obtaining no objection certificate from Ministry of Home Affairs, do hereby rename the ‘Outer Wheeler’ as ‘APJ Abdul Kalam Island’ under Chandbali Tehsil of Bhadrak,” the notification read.Worth mentioning, Patnaik today took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share his handwritten note on renaming the Wheeler Island as APJ Kalam Island.

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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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