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odiosha Chief Minister moved a resolution in the Odisha Assembly seeking 33 percent reservation for women in Legislative Assemblies and the Parliament

Bhubaneswar:20/11/18: In a major step towards women empowerment, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday moved a resolution in the Odisha Assembly seeking 33 percent reservation for women in Legislative Assemblies and the Parliament.

“I initiate the discussion on this historic motion for providing 33 percent reservation for women in Legislative Assemblies and the Parliament,” the Chief Minister said while moving the resolution and appealed the members of the House to extend their support and adopt this resolution unanimously.

“Empowerment of women is very close to my heart. No household, no society, no state, no country has ever moved forward without empowering its women,” the CM said.

“My Government has always been working sincerely for the socio-economic empowerment of women in our State. Historic initiatives like Mission Shakti, Mamata, Girls’ education, Mission Shakti loans at one percent interest, hostels for 5 lakh tribal girls, provision of 7 lakh for women under BSKY, land rights for women are some of the many initiatives that have brought about a movement transforming the lives of millions of women,” he said.

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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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