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At 69th State-level Vana Mahotsav Naveen Patnaik announced plantation drive of 40 lakh trees

Bhubaneswar:3/7/18;At 69th State-level Vana Mahotsav, Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaikannounced plantation drive of 40 lakh trees on 7 July, involving people from all strata of the society. Emphasizing on the importance of trees in the ecosystem, he urged upon all to nurture trees like a member of the family and encourage others to plant more trees.

He called upon people to join hands for the GreenMahanadiMission, under which about two crore trees will be planted along the Mahanadi river bank. The drive will improve the forest cover near river Mahanadi, the lifeline of Odisha.

He congratulated Forest & Environment Department and Vana Surakshya Samitis for their continuous efforts towards growth in state’s forest cover, a remarkable 2500sq.km. in the last decade. He presented the State-level Biju Patnaik Award to Baliput Vana Surakshya Samiti (Ganjam) and Oram-Nikitimal Vana Surakshya Samiti for commendable work in environment protection. He also awarded prizes to students who had excelled in various competitions.

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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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