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Naveen, national leaders relish traditional Pakhala

Bhubaneswar:27/1/18;: Amidst huge political discourse over ruling BJD’s action against its party leaders on disciplinary ground, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik along with national leaders was found relishing typical traditional Odia food Pakhala just hours before the book launching ceremony of ‘The Tall Man Biju Patnaik’ here today.

Patnaik had lunch with former President of India Pranab Mukherjee, BJP’s veteran LK Advani, former Prime Minister of India HD Deve Gowda and CPM leader Sitaram Yechury at his residence Naveen Niwas. He also interacted with the national dignitaries over the traditional Odia food — ‘Pakhala’, ‘Piaja Peetha’, ‘Saga Badi’, ‘Drumstick fry’ and ‘Chenna poda’ — served to them on the banana leaves in the lunch.

About Ashok Palit

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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