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Basant Panchami is being celebrated with much fervour in all educational institutions across the State

Bhubaneswar:22/1/18: Saraswati Puja also known as Shree Panchami or Basant Panchami is being celebrated with much fervour in all educational institutions across the State today.

Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and wisdom, is being worshipped by students in schools, colleges and universities. Special prayers were also organised at various institutions.Besides, several puja committiess have also orgainsed special Puja at Puja Mandaps in Bhubaneswar.  Dance and music institutes also celebrate the occasion as Goddess Saraswati is also considered the deity of art forms.

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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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