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State level flower show concluded today

Bhubaneswar:14/1/18; The two day long state level flower show organized by Directorate of Horticulture, Odisha, Plant Lovers Association in collaboration with National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), concluded today at the Botanical Garden of Regional Plant Resource Centre (RPRC), Bhubaneswar. The event witnessed participation of more than 500 entries including Government institutions, Public Undertakings, Corporate & Industrial Houses, Private Farms, Nurseries, Individuals and Amateur flower growers, with a footfall of more than 1,50,000 visitors from the twin city of Bhubaneswar- Cuttack and other parts of the state.

Attending the concluding ceremony of the biggest and the most beautiful flower show of the state as the chief guest, Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO,  accompanied by Smt Preeti Roy, President, Nalco Mahila Samiti, visited various sections of the exhibition, like cut-flower, flower arrangement, floral display, plant bazar, mini-garden, mini-forest, nurseries and exhibition stalls, appreciating the efforts of organizer. Dr. Chand also handed over the prizes to winners in various categories.

Among others, Dr. M. Muthukumar, IAS, Director of Horticulture, Dr H.S. Upadhyay, Chief Executive, RPRC, Prof. R. V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar, Shri Khirod Pattnaik, President, Plant Lovers Association and other officials of RPRC were notably present on the occasion. NALCO has been associated with the show over the years as sponsor, which started way back in 1988.

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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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