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Senior fellows and researchers at Centre for Policy Research were part of the 97th Ekamra Walks

Bhubaneswar:28/10/18: Senior fellows and researchers at Centre for Policy Research (CPR), a Central think tank based in New Delhi, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Institute, and Urban Management Centre Ahmedabad were part of the 97th Ekamra Walks Old Town Circuit, among other visitors from in and around the city.

While visiting the Dudhwala Dharamsala the visitors also got an idea of the traditional “Habish” by widows at the heritage inn for budget pilgrims.

“Habish” is a traditional observation of religious practice during the month of Kartik, which is supposed to be an auspicious month in the Hindu calendar. The widows not only worship different Gods and Goddesses and take simple food, they also practice the “puja” collectively at the Dharamsala, organised by the Tourism Department.

The visitors from New Delhi were here in the city and later on a visit to places of tourism interests in the Golden Triangle i.e. Bhubaneswar, Puri and Konark following a national workshop on fecal sludge and sewage management in the city. However, they found Ekamra Walks as an interesting and engaging alternative in the City of Temples.

About Ashok Palit

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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