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Festival of Eid al-Adha also known as Bakrid is being celebrated by Muslim community

Bhubaneswar:22/8/18; The festival of Eid al-Adha also known as Bakrid is being celebrated by Muslim community with religious fervour at various places across the State today.

As part of the celebrations, special mass prayers are being organized at mosques, eidgahs and open grounds at various places, mostly Cuttack, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore. Large number of people belonging to the minority community congregated at the venues and offered special prayers.At some places, some Hindu families visited houses of their Muslim friends and greeted them on the occasion. Police personnel have been deployed at several sensitives locations to avoid any untoward incidents during the celebration.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik extended his greetings to Muslims on the occasion. “Warm wishes to all on Eid-ul-Zuha. May the spirit of Eid bring joy & prosperity in our lives and further us on path of harmony, compassion and brotherhood,” Patnaik wrote in Twitter.

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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