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Leaders from across the State joined the memorial service meeting and paid homage to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Bhubaneswar:24/8/18: Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a man of principle and an idealistic poet, said Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at a programme here today.

Cutting across party lines, leaders from across the State joined the memorial service meeting and paid homage to the late prime minister.

Earlier yesterday the ashes of Vajpayee were taken in a procession and immersed in sea at Puri.

Attending the all-party and public prayer meeting organised in memory of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at IDCO Exhibition Ground at Unit 3 in Bhubaneswar, Patnaik hailed the charismatic leader for his immense contribution to the democracy in independent India.

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Attending the all-party and public prayer meeting organised in memory of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at IDCO Exhibition Ground at Unit 3 in Bhubaneswar, Patnaik hailed the charismatic leader for his immense contribution to the democracy in independent India

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He said that Vajpayee’s departure will remain a great loss for the country as well as for himself.

Leaders cutting across the party lines including Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra, OPCC President Niranjan Patnaik, minister Surjya Narayan Patro and Rajya Sabha MP Prasanna Acharya and other BJP leaders including Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan attended the programme this evening.

Union Minister Jual Oram and BJP State vice president Samir Mohanty met CM Patnaik yesterday at Naveen Niwas and invited him to attend Vajpayee’s memorial service.

The ‘asthi kalash’ of BJP patriarch was immersed in Mahodadhi (sea) on Thursday evening in Puri. The urn carrying ashes was taken to Puri for immersion in a grand procession attended by the BJP leaders including State party president Basant Panda and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

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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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