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Odisha’s first state-supported multi-activity centre for senior citizens, ‘Anand inaugurated

Bhubaneswar:1/9/18: Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEP) Minister Prafulla Samal on Saturday inaugurated Odisha’s first state-supported multi-activity centre for senior citizens, ‘Anand’, at Nayapalli in Bhubaneswar.

‘Anand’ has been developed by the Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Department (SSEPD) in consultation with the Tata Trusts and implemented by HelpAge India.

H.S.D Srinivas, Director –Health, Tata Trusts, and Imtiaz Ahmed, Mission Head –Age Care, HelpAge India were present during the inauguration.

The objective of the centre is to address the various needs of the elderly by developing a model of active engagement and awareness about health and wellness that will improve their quality of life.

It will also facilitate happy ageing through recreational and learning activities and by providing a platform for socialization.

Furthermore, the facility aims to encourage member citizens to, in turn, organise medical camps, and provide timely counselling and medical support to senior citizens belonging to BPL families as well.

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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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