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Over 50 visitors at the 44th Ekamra Walks today discovered rituals of Diwali

Bhubaneswar:15/10/17; Over 50 visitors at the 44th Ekamra Walks today discovered rituals of Diwali, including looking at various designs of organic earthen `diyas’ and Kartik traditions observed by the `Habisialis’ inside the Doodhwala Dharamsala as they walk along the lanes of the Old Town area in search of encountering the beautiful, distinct, unique and priceless temple building architecture of the Kalingan style.

Once a city dotted with over 7,000 temples in the past, as per old literature of the history, the State Capital, also known as the Ekamra Kshetra, now has over 360 historic monuments, which came into existence between 6th and 16th Century AD. Even monuments prior to that of 2nd Century BC are also there at other places aapart from the Old City.

Ekamra Walks visitors today came from very distinctly diverse groups as they include seven students from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), who are on an internship to city-based Centurion Institute of Technology and Management (CUTM).

While two visitors from Italy, currently working with Jeevan Rekha Parishad also came, among others, seven students of Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, Bhubaneswar and four from ICICI Academy of Skills, Bhubaneswar also experienced the tour, which is the only guided heritage walk in this Ekamra Kshetra, the old name of Bhubaneswar.

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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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