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Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has directed to introduce night feeding facilities at Aahar centres

Bhubaneswar:6/12/18; The Odisha government has decided to introduce night feeding facilities at Aahar centres operating in hospital campuses across the state.

A decision in this effect was taken during a meeting held at the secretariat under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday.

According to the discussion at the meeting, the night feeding facilities will start in 54 Aahar centres operating in hospital campus from January next year.

In order to encourage the participation of people in the scheme, decision has been taken to introduce donation system. People can provide foods to poor on the occasion of birthdays, marriages, marriage anniversaries and death anniversaries of their dear ones through the Aahar centres.

The donations will be received through online mode only and it will be made 100 per cent tax-free, sources said.

At present Aahar Kendras are working in 76 urban centres. New centres will be opened in remaining 32urban areas from January 26. With these new facilities, about 1 lakh people in the state will get food at subsidised rate.

During the meeting, the CM also gave emphasis on the quality and cleanliness of the foods being provided at the Aahar centres.

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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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