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Five-day Durga Puja festivities drew to a close on Sunday

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: 2/10/17:The five-day Durga Puja festivities drew to a close here on Sunday with the immersion of Goddess idols amidst pomp and grandeur in the twin cities today with more than two lakh people taking part in the processions this time.

The immersion exercise took place with tight security and passed without untoward incidents.

All roads leading to Devigada, the immersion ghat in Cuttack, saw a mammoth gathering on the day.By 8 pm, over 65 idols of Goddess Durga and Hara-Parbati were immersed in the three artificial ponds set up on the banks of river Kathajodi.

In Cuttack, a minor clash took place between people of two adjoining localities – Telenga Bazar and Bamphi Sahi – over the immersion procession that left one person with a minor injury, police said.

Favourable weather conditions, except for a brief spell of rain, ensured a large number of people took part in the immersion ceremony bidding farewell to goddess Durga and her children.

Deputy Commissioner of police Satyabrata Bhoi said the immersion ceremony went peacefully in the city. Thirty-five platoons of police had been deployed in the state capital for the immersion.

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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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