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The Minister of State for Culture (I/C) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma at a meeting to review the issues pertaining to Konark Temple and Jagannath Puri Temple with the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Odisha, Shri Ashok Chandra Panda, in Bhubaneswar on December 10, 2018.
The Minister of State for Culture (I/C) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma at a meeting to review the issues pertaining to Konark Temple and Jagannath Puri Temple with the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Odisha, Shri Ashok Chandra Panda, in Bhubaneswar on December 10, 2018.

World famous Sun Temple in Konark is safe from all aspects:Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma.

Bhubaneswar: 11/12/18:The world famous Sun Temple in Konark is safe from all aspects and there is no threat to its structure, said Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma.

Attending a review meeting on the conservation of Sun Temple in Bhubaneswar on Monday, Sharma said the report of the technical experts of the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI), Roorkee, revealed that the safety standard of the monument is much higher than the minimum level.

Speaking on the allegations of replacing the carved stone, the Union Minister pointed out that since 1997 not a single plain stone has been used in The Sun Temple.

Sharma assured that a committee comprising international experts will be set up within a month to examine the safety threats and other conservation issues of Sun Temple.

Besides, he accepted a proposal for setting up of a museum in Konark to showcase the broken pieces of the temple kept in different museums.

Officials of Archaeological Survey of India, CBRI, senior officials of culture ministry, the state culture minister, local MPs, MLAs and residents of Konark 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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