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Engineers spot defects in wheels of Devadalan, Taladhwaja chariots

Puri:5/5/18; While construction of chariots of annual Rath Yatra in Puri is in full swing, the chariot construction engineering committee members today found defects in the wheels of Devadalan and Taladhwaja chariots of Devi Subhadra and Lord Balabhadra respectively during inspection.

During inspection, the Executive Engineer of the panel found cracks in the spokes of the wheel of Devadalan and axle of the Taladhwaja was found to be weak.

The panel informed that both the wheels of the chariots will be replaced with new ones.

Last year, the axle of Devi Subhadra’s chariot had broken just three days ahead of the chariot festival. However, the broken axle was replaced by the Moharana servitors in time.

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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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