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Odisha pilgrimage luckily had a close shave.

Vellore: 7/1/18;A bus carrying around 30 senior citizens from Odisha, who were on a pilgrimage, met with an accident in Vellore of Tamil Nadu on Sunday, luckily had a close shave.

Later, they left for their destination getting first aid to their minor injuries, sources said.

The accident took place when a truck hit the stationary pilgrim-laden bus from behind at a traffic square. All are safe now, informed Tourism Minister Ashok Panda.

All the pilgrims are from Rayagada district of Odisha and are on a pilgrimage under State government’s Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra Yojana. They had boarded a special train arranged by the State government from Berhampur on January 4.

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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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