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Odisha government announced a one-day state holiday as a mark of respect to the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Bhubaneswar:16/8/18: The Odisha government on Thursday announced a one-day state holiday on Friday as a mark of respect to the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi this afternoon.

According to a release by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), all government offices and educational institutions would remain closed.

Besides, the government also announced a seven-day state mourning in which the tri-colour would be flown at half-mast on all government office buildings, said the release.

There would be no public functions during the period, it added.

Under NI Act, all banks working in the state will also remain closed tomorrow.

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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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