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Naveen Patnaik laid the foundation stone for a Sahid Smruti Stambh

Bhubaneswar:9/8/18: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid the foundation stone for a Sahid Smruti Stambh (martyrs’ memorial pillar) for the memory of those who dedicatedly sacrificed their life for the sake of the nation at Swadhinata Sangrami Sadan here on Thursday.

Paying rich tributes to the martyrs who bravely fought to free the country from British rule, Patnaik said the martyr pillar will inspire the young generation for unity, integrity and development of the country.

Swadhinata Sangrami Samiti president Padmashree Bhawani Charan Patnaik presided over the meeting in which state works Minister Prafulla Kumar Mallik, forest minister Bijayshree Routray, school and mass education minister Badri Narayan Patra, SC/ST development minister Ramesh Chandra Majhi, among others were present and highlighted about the sacrifices of the freedom fighters.

Lok Sabha MP and All India Freedom Fighters Youth Front president Bhartruhari Mahtab delivered the inaugural speech while its state secretary of the front Birupakshya Tripathy presented the vote of thanks.

 

About Ashok Palit

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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