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OdishaChief Minister flagged off the sixth phase Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra train

Bhubaneswar:16/4/18;Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik flagged off the sixth phase Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra train from Sambalpur with around 1000 senior citizens on pilgrimage to Shirdi, Nashik and Trimbakeshwar. He interacted with the pilgrims and assured that necessary steps have been taken for their safe and comfortable pilgrimage.

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Till date, total of 5933 senior citizens have benefitted from this program. In 2016-17, around 2932 senior citizens undertook pilgrimage to various holy places while the number grew to 30002 in 2017-18. They had earlier visited places like Ajmer, Pushkar, Tirupati, Vellore, Rameswaram, Madurai, Allahabad, Varanasi, Rishikesh and Haridwar.
The senior citizens thanked Chief Minister for facilitating their pilgrimage and fulfilling their lifes spiritual aspirations.

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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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