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Fourth working meet of Odisha Maritime Museum was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister

Bhubaneswar:8/11/18: The fourth working meet of Odisha Maritime Museum was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here on Thursday.

In the meeting, it was decided that children, below 14 years of age, and the differently-abled visiting SFX theatre and aquarium museum will be allowed 50 per cent discount on tickets.

The meeting also decided to revise the salary of the museum employees and disburse 21 days’ extra salary in a year as they have been working in the holidays also.

Besides, installment of mirror maze and the expansion of the aquariums in the museum were also discussed in the meet.

The Chief Minister directed the officials concerned to lay emphasis on creating awareness about Odisha’s Maritime history by distributing booklets among students.

In the meeting, it was learnt that the Maritime Museum has transformed into a popular tourist spot and have witnessed a huge footfall since its opening.

Cuttack MP Bhartruhari Mahatab, MLAs of Cuttack and Tangi, and Cuttack Collector were among others present in the meeting.

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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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