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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today unfurled the national flag at the Mahatma Gandhi Marg

Bhubaneswar:15/8/18: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today unfurled the national flag at the Mahatma Gandhi Marg here on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day.

Paying homage to freedom fighters and martyred soldiers in his speech, the CM said Odisha had a major contribution in the independence movement

Patnaik said the Odisha Government is giving priority to farmers, women and youths of the state. They are being provided with loan at 1% interest rate, he said.

“After the success of the Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar, the city will be hosting the Hockey World Cup in November this year. It is a matter of pride for us,” the Chief Minister said.

He also announced the commencement of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY), an universal health coverage, in the state from today and sought everyone’s cooperation in successfully implementing it.

Concluding his speech, the CM thanked those who were present at the state-level Independence Day celebration despite rainfall. He later received salute at the state-level parade.

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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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