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Odisha Chief Minister declared Rs 50 lakh for construction of Saheed Karunakar Singh Naik’s memorial

Jharsuguda:22/12/18 :Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid foundation stones and inaugurated a slew of developmental projects during his visit to Jharsuguda on Friday.

Addressing a meeting of Gond Maha Sabha organsied by Gondwana Gond Samaj here, the Chief Minister declared Rs 50 lakh for construction of Saheed Karunakar Singh Naik’s memorial and also assured that measures would be taken for conservation of Kolabira Fort.

The Chief Minister also assured the gathering that commemorative service in honour of the martyr will be observed across the state.

“Saheed Naik’s sacrifices towards independence is a historical chapter,” he said.

Naveen said the state government has been giving importance to the education of SC and ST children, which is the only way to ensure development. More than six lakh students have been staying at different hostels of state and pursing their studies, he added.

The Chief Minister also inaugurated six developmental projects worth of Rs 11.81 crore at Kolabira and laid the foundation stones of 14 projects worth Rs 450 crore.

Notably, Naveen attended the inaugural ceremony of three-day long Saheed Karunakar Singh Naik’s 158th death anniversary celebration at Kolabira.

Elaborate security arrangements were made and 12 platoons of police forces deployed at the venue for the Chief Minister’s visit.

Eight DSPs, 20 inspectors, 26 sub-inspectors and 37 ASIs were also present.

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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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