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‘Run For Unity’ Marathon organized in Bhubaneswar to pay tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Bhubaneswar:31/10/18 Thousands of people participated in the ‘Run For Unity’ Marathon organized in Bhubaneswar to pay tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the occasion of his 143rd birth anniversary on Wednesday.

The ‘Run For Unity’ Marathon was flagged off by Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan from the Rail Auditorium at Chandrasekharpur in Bhubaneswar.

The Minister along with the participants took an oath to dedicate them to protect the unity and integrity of the nation and try their best to spread the message among people of the country.

“Proud to be a part of Run For Unity on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Iron Man’ of India. Delighted to see the people of Bhubaneswar turning out in large numbers to pay their tributes to the architect of modern India,” tweeted Pradhan.

“The visionary leadership of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the First Deputy PM & Home Minister of India, and efforts of mass leader Dr Harekrushna Mahatab and Pabitra Mohan Pradhan ensured the merger of 25 princely states in Odisha. Sardar Patel’s contribution for Odisha is incomparable,” said the Minister.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also paid his tribute to the Iron Man of India.

“His contribution to integrate India into a powerful nation will always be remembered,” said Patnaik.

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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