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The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh launching the Kollam edition of Malayalam daily “Janmabhumi”, at Kollam, in Kerala on September 27, 2018.

Responsible print media should create awareness among the people:Rajnath Singh

Kollam:279/18:Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has said that print media has an extremely important role in safeguarding democracy and democratic processes. Launching the Kollam edition of Malayalam daily Janmabhumi at Kollam in Kerala today, he said that responsible print media should create awareness among the people that there is no place for violence in a democracy. Shri. Rajnath Singh said that he had urged Kerala Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan to deal firmly with the political violence in the state. Union Home Minister said, if any need is required the Centre will provide help for this.

Referring to the recent devastating floods in the state, Union Home Minister said the centre is committed to provide all help to mitigate the sufferings of people of Kerala and  for rehabilitation of flood victims and  reconstruction of the state. He said the inter ministerial Central team had completed its visit to the state and its report will soon be considered once submitted. Shri. Rajnath Singh pointed out that the centre had already released two instalments of rupees 100 Crore and 500 Crore each towards immediate assistance to the state. Central Agencies like National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) have been asked to help in the reconstruction of roads in the state. Union Home Minister also lauded the role of fishermen who saved hundreds of lives during the recent floods in Kerala.

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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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