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PM reviews progress towards ODF targets in three States including Odisha

Newdelhi:13/3/18;The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today interacted with the Collectors of the four States of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, and Jammu and Kashmir. He reviewed the progress towards ODF (Open Defecation Free) targets in each of these States.

The Prime Minister encouraged the States to share their views and experiences on the work they have done so far towards Swachh Bharat and sanitation goals. He emphasized that there could be no greater inspiration for completing this task, than the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He said teams should be formed at the district level to monitor progress.

He said that efforts should be made to convert this mission into a Jan-Andolan (Mass Movement). He said students and school children can play a key role in generating greater awareness in this regard.

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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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