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Encourage people to switch to a vegetarian diet, PETA is setting lose its ‘Valentine Angel’

Bhubaneswar:13/2/18; Valentine’s Day is not just about expressing love, but also showing compassion and empathy towards fellow beings. To stop cruelty against animals and encourage people to switch to a vegetarian diet, PETA is setting lose its ‘Valentine Angel’ in Odisha capital on the eve of the Feast of St Valentine.

Dressed in the quintessential colour of love, complete with white wings, a member of PETA and Animal Welfare Trust Ekamra will give red roses to passersby at PMG Square on February 13 noon, holding a placard with the words, ‘Have a Heart: Go Vegan’.This is the first time that this Valentine Angel will descend upon the Odisha capital. Every year, this angel visits a city to spread the message of opting for a healthy, vegetarian diet.

PETA has been a pioneer in spreading kindness and stopping cruelty to animals over the years. It has resorted to unique and innovative methods for animal lovers on Valentine’s Day with love-themed e-cards, candies, chocolate boxes and temporary tattoos, to name a few.

It also organises campaigns and walks to dissuade people from using fur and leather products, apart from advocating animal rights.

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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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