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Rourkela youth Muktikanta Biswal met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar:19/8/18: Muktikanta Biswal, the Rourkela youth who had walked all the way to New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik last evening regarding fulfillment of his two demands.

“I met the Chief Minister and requested him to do the needful for upgradation of Ispat General Hospital (IGH) into Super Speciality Hospital & Medical College and construction of second Brahmani bridge in Rourkela,” Biswal said speaking to reporters after meeting the CM.

Patnaik assured him to look into the demands, Biswal added.

It may be recalled here that, Biswal had on July 30 launched a Padajatra from Rourkela to Bhubaneswar to meet the CM.

Earlier, Biswal, after walking around 1550 km over 70 days, had reached Delhi on June 27 to remind Prime Minister Narendra Modi of his promises made on April 1, 2015 to upgrade SAIL’s Ispat General Hospital (IGH) into Super Speciality Hospital & Medical College and construction of second Brahmani bridge in Rourkela.

He then staged hunger strike initially at Ramlila Maidan and later at Jagannath Temple, Hauz Khas as he was unable to meet the Prime Minister despite repeated attempt

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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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