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City heritage walk felt in every sphere of life

Bhubaneswar:30/7/17:Making the popularity of the city heritage walk felt in every sphere of life, today Ekamra Walks has a varied group of walkers including students from Regional Institute of Education (RIE), foreigners currently working in Odisha, a sculptor from Vadodara, a city-based helicopter pilot and a senior advocate from the Supreme Court of India.

Today Ekamra Walks had 65 visitors including 17 students from RIE, Bhubaneswar, three from ICICI Academy of Skills, Bhubaneswar, 10 tourists from Andhra Pradesh, two from Canada, one from US, one artist from Vadodara and two from Delhi.

Helicopter pilot Prateek M. Shah, who is originally from Gujarat, but staying for two years in the Temple City, was grounded today completely as he was overwhelmed with the beautiful monuments of the city. Shah, who pilots a copter of Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys, was accompanied by his naturopath mother Manisha Shah. She also said that the Ekamra Walks today opened a plethora of possibilities for the mom and son duo to explore in near future.

Sanjib Kumar Mohanty, a senior advocate from the Supreme Court said “though I originally belong to Kendrapara and stays in Delhi for my professional interests, I am a regular visitor of Delhi Free Tour, which is incidentally by an Odia corporate professional, who runs it for his passion. Here with Ekamra Walks I also discovered a bunch of dedicated souls for its success. I am really impressed with the walk.’’

Maliha Ahmad, a student of RIE said “the participation in Ekamra Walks today helped me to discover a different Bhubaneswar, which was once an epitome of Kalingan architecture.’’

Rajashree Mohanaty, Ranjita Tripathy and Beura Krishna Himanshu, all students of ICIICI Academy of Skills, Bhubaneswar, said “we are the fourth group from out institution. I hope as the walk has gradually gaining ground, we may come with more students as they are liking the show very much.

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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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