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Just 38 editions old, but Ekamra Walks has crossed a major milestone with having 2,008 visitors.

Bhubaneswar:3/9/17: Just 38 editions old, but Ekamra Walks, the only guided heritage tour of the city has crossed a major milestone today with having 2,008 visitors. With two visitors from England and Romania the city heritage walk also registered presence of walkers from 23 different countries from different corners of the world.

Recently students from several universities of US as interns at city based universities like KISS, KIIT and CUTM, IIT and other Indian universities like Benaresh Hindu University have visited the Ekamra Walks and made it a sought after destination for the people visiting the Temple City.

Making it inclusive students from city slums and also from orphanage and special children from different age groups also frequented the walk and enriching its guests’ list besides celebrated authors, artists, journalists, food writers, historians and conservationists.

Today’s 110 walks included 75 students from IIT Bhubaneswar alone, of which Sarthak Patnaik, a first year B. Tech student needs a special mention here as despite being physically challenged, he completed his day’s heritage learning with other students and learnt many things on the unique Kalingan architecture of temple building.

 

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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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