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Odisha Chief Minister felicitated the fire services personnel for their commendable relief work in Kerala,

Bhubaneswar:25/8/18 ;Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik felicitated the fire services personnel for their commendable rescue and relief work in flood-ravaged Kerala, in a special function here today.

Appreciating the fire personnel for their tireless efforts to rescue the flood-affected people in Kerala, the CM said the personnel made Odisha proud. The Chief Minister also announced that Rs 25 lakh would be given to the Fire Welfare Fund every year.

Director General of Fire Service & Commandant General, Home Guards & Director Civil Defence, BK Sharma expressed happiness on the occasion. Taking to Twitter he wrote “Grateful to @CMO_Odisha and @Naveen_Odisha for felicitating Odisha Fire personnel in a special function today for their commendable rescue and relief work in #KeralaFloods.”

Notably, the state government had sent a team of 245 fire personnel along with all necessary equipment including 64 power boats to Kerala to assist the authorities in rescue and relief operations.

The team rescued around 5000 marooned people from water-logged areas and also distributed relief materials. They also carried medical personnel to inaccessible areas besides clearing off blocked roads.

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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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