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On the grand occasion of Odia Naba Barsha heritage walk at the twin hills of Udayagiri and Khandagiri

Bhubaneswar:14/4/18: On the grand occasion of Odia Naba Barsha (Odia New Year), the heritage walk at the twin hills of Udayagiri and Khandagiri on Saturday saw the participation of different families and students of the top business institute of the city

Students of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) discovered the stories behind the monument, which dates back to nearly 2nd Century BC.

Pradeep Kumar Sahoo, a resident of Sailashree Vihar came to Monks, Caves and Kings with his wife, two daughters and a son and the siblings enjoyed their time to the fullest as they continued to listen to the guide and also took selfies and family photos while moving across the hills.

“We have come to this Jain heritage site a number of times, but never felt so special and came to know about so many things including a possible Buddhist structure atop Udayagiri and also the other stories including the first display of a courtroom dance form in full costume, which could be the earlier form of Odissi,’’ added Sahoo.

Manas Ranjan Patnaik, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Tourism, New Delhi, came with his elder brother Pradipta Ranjan Patnaik.

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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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