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731 Muslims From Odisha On Haj Pilgrimage This Year

Bhubaneswar: 11/7/18;’The State Haj Committee has selected 731 pilgrims for the annual Haj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia this year.

Of the 731 pilgrims, 433 are men and 298 women.

The state government has decided to send four senior government officials with the pilgrims to ensure their safety and proper accommodation.

As scheduled, the pilgrims would leave for Saudi Arabia between July 12 and 29 and return to the state between September 2 and 12after staying there for 45 days.

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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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