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Puri is all set to witness the grand Ratha Jatra of Lord Jagannath

Puri:13/7/18; The Bada Danda in Odisha’s Puri is all set to witness the grand Ratha Jatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings on July 14.

Necessary arrangements have been made by the district administration and police to ensure smooth conduct of the festival. After arrival of Agyan Mala, the chariots were today taken near Singha Dwara, from where the Rathas will begin their journey with the deities towards the Gundicha Temple here tomorrow.

The nine-day festival will begin on July 14 and it is expected that lakhs of devotees would congregate in the pilgrim town to witness the chariot festival.

As many as 140 platoons of police force and 1,000 officers will be deployed during the fest. The police officers have been instructed to keep a strict vigil on the visitors in all hotels in Puri while adequate security personnel would be deployed along the coast.

Besides, two units of Rapid Action Force and Odisha Swift Action Force will be deployed to avoid any untoward incident.

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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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