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Festive spirit has gripped various areas of the Odisha for week-long Laxim puja

Bhubaneswar:24/10/18: Festive spirit has gripped various areas of the State including in Dhenkanal, Angul and Kendrapara district with the week-long Laxim puja getting off to a colourful start on Wednesday.

Decorative puja pandals with arches have come up in various urban localities. Adequate police arrangement has been put in place to thwart possible breach of law and order.

Spectacular welcome arches with glittering lights adorn the pandals. The pandal hoppers mostly comprise young girls. The festive fever has gripped mainly in Kendrapara, Angul and Dhenkanal  with these places witnessing heavy rush of people for shopping.

However the possible strike of cyclone has put the puja organizers in a tizzy.

We observe the annual festival with religious fervour. For us Goddess is the harbinger of peace, prosperity and wealth, remarked 45-year-old Shantilata Mohanty, a resident of Madhial locality in Kendrapara town.

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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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