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Martyred Odia CRPF jawan Pradeep Kumar Panda was given guard of honour

Sundergarh:3/1/18; Martyred Odia CRPF jawan Pradeep Kumar Panda was given guard of honour by policemen at Rajgangpur mini stadium after his body reached his native village Liploi today in Odisha’s Sundargarh district.

CRPF DIG, Sundargarh Collector and SP also paid their homage to the martyr.

Pradeep’s dead body was taken to the Rajgangpur Stadium in the morning amidst a sea of people who thronged Rajgangpur from all parts of the state to pay homage to the brave soldier. While CRPF personnel gave a guard of honour and gun salute to the martyr, people were seen making a beeline to enter the stadium to take a last glimpse of Pradeep.


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The body was later taken to the martyr’s native place, where the final rites will be conducted. It was yesterday brought to Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in Bhubaneswar from New Delhi. The martyr was also given a guard of honour by CRPF personnel at the airport.

Pradeep shed his life for nation’s sake on December 31 after a group of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Muhammad terrorists raided the camp of 132 battalion of CRPF located at Lathpora very late in the night. They attacked the camp with grenades and resorted to indiscriminate firing from automatic rifles. Pradeep along with four other jawans struck bullet injuries while fighting with the ultras and died subsequently

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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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