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BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik launched the ‘Mu Hero…Mu Odisha campaign

Cuttack:27/8/18: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik formally launched the ‘Mu Hero…Mu Odisha (I am Hero…I am Odisha) campaign to recognize the exemplary works by Odia boys and girls towards social transformation, at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here in Cuttack on Monday.

The campaign is part of the Biju Yuva Vahini, a voluntary programme that aims to promote youth leadership (in the age group of 15 to 35 years) and sports at the community level.


Speaking on the occasion Patnaik said, “I am delighted to launch the ‘Mu Hero… Mu Odisha’ programme today. I am sure that many of our youth from across the state will participate in this programme.”

“Odisha is the land of heroes. The sons of this soil have always fought for the self-respect and pride of Odisha,” the CM said.


He said every households, villages and cities have great personalities like Gopabandhu Das, Madhu Babu, Biju Babu and Dharmapada. “Through this campaign, we will identify the hidden talents and acknowledge them for their contribution to our society,” he added.

The CM said an ordinary person can do extraordinary work and felicitated Blind Cricketer Mohammad Jafar Iqbal, Loco Pilot Muni Tiga, weightlifter Jhilli Dalabehera, Human Robot inventor Nilamadhab Behera, mountaineer Swarnalata Dalai and Mamata Dalai.

On the occasion, the CM also launched the Biju Yuva Vahini website www.bijuyuvavahini.com and Mu Hero mobile vehicles.

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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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