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There is no threat to the Sun Temple in Konark temple:Mahesh Sharma

Newdelhi:30/11/18: “There is no threat to the Sun Temple in Konark and all measures are being taken for the preservation and protection of the world-famous monument,” said Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma on Friday.

Sharma said this after a meeting a delegation from Odisha on Konark temple preservation issues at the Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi. He said the Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee has certified that there is no threat to Konark Sun Temple.

According to sources, a meeting will be organised in Bhubaneswar on the Konark temple preservation issue on December 10 in which Sharma will be in attendance.

After the meeting, Odisha Culture and Tourism Minister Ashok Panda said, “We had a detailed discussion on Konark temple preservation issue. We will decide the next course of action in the upcoming meeting.”

Among others, union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) DG, culture director, Nimapara MLA Samir Das and Bhubaneswar MP Prasanna Patasani were present.

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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