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Odisha Assembly passed a resolution unanimously to name Jharsuguda airport after Veer Surendra Sai

Bhubaneswar:19/9/18: The Odisha Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution unanimously to name the newly-constructed Jharsuguda airport after noted freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the airport on September 22.

Earlier, the Civil Aviation Ministry in July had denied naming the airport after the freedom fighter citing the absence of a state assembly resolution on this.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on September 12 had written a letter to Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu reiterating the request to name the Jharsuguda airport after Veer Surendra Sai.

He also suggested that one of the Air India flights from Bhubaneswar to Delhi may be routed through Jharsuguda.

Meanwhile, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of chief secretary A.P. Padhi for the smooth visit of the Prime Minister, who will inaugurate the airport and lay the foundation stone for Talcher fertilizer plant.

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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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