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Last rites of martyred Odia CRPF Jawan Manoranjan Lenka were performed with full state honours

Puri:14/3/18: The last rites of martyred Odia CRPF Jawan Manoranjan Lenka were performed with full state honours at his ancestral village Rebana Nuagaon under Brahmagiri block of Puri district today.

Earlier in the day, Lenka was given a guard of honour at Biju Patnaik International Airport after his mortal remains arrived in a special plane here.

Ministers Bikram Keshari Arukh, Shashi Bhusan Behera, Badri Narayan Patra and senior police officers paid tribute to the martyr.

Later, his body was brought to his native village in a massive rally.

Lenka was one among the nine CRPF personnel who were killed when their mine protected vehicle (MPV) was blown up by Naxals in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh’s Bastar division on Tuesday.

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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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