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Anil Dhir has nominated as the Honorary Officer for Odisha Animal Welfare Board

Bhubaneswar:27/10 The Animal Welfare Board of India, a body under the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, has nominated Anil Dhir as the Honorary State Welfare Officer for Odisha.

The newly reconstituted board has appointed three State Welfare Officers and thirty District Welfare Officers.

The Animal Welfare Board of India is the nodal statutory advisory body on Animal Welfare Laws and promotes animal welfare in the country. Established in 1962 under Section 4 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, the AWBI had the responsibility of ensuring that animal welfare laws in the country are diligently followed. It also provides grants to Animal Welfare Organizations and advises the Central and State Governments on animal welfare issues. It has been the face of the animal welfare movement in the country for the last 50 years.

“The State body will soon get active and start interaction with various government agencies and the police for the proper implementation of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960. Odisha has a dismal record in ethical treatment for animals and the PCA Act is brazenly flouted at every level. The State has the highest extent of illegal cattle transportation, illegal slaughterhouses, poaching, man animal conflicts and trafficking in wildlife”, Dhir said.

About Editor in chief

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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