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Agami Odisha began a five-day Satyagraha by the name Mahanadi Bachao Andolan

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi:8/8/17: More than 200 activists of Agami Odisha, a regional outfit, today began a five-day Satyagraha by the name Mahanadi Bachao Andolan to put pressure on the Centre to constitute a tribunal to resolve the inter-state water sharing dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh.

Activists staged dharna and showcased songs, dance to create awareness on safety of Mahanadi River water and protested against inter-linking of the river. “We must apply pressure on Union Government, Chhattisgarh and particularly on those who aim to do harm to the river water,” Convenor of Mahanadi Bachao Andolan, Sudarshan Das said.

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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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