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Odisha’s First All-Women Shelter Home Inaugurated

Bhubaneswar:12/1/19: Aiming to cater to the needs of homeless women forced to live under open sky, the State government on Thursday opened an all-women Shelter for Urban Homeless (SUH) in Bhubaneswar.

Bhubaneswar Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena inaugurated the first such all-women shelter home dedicated for the urban homeless in the State at Niladri Vihar area of the capital city.

The 100-bedded shelter home has all facilities to cater for the needs of homeless women.

City Mayor Jena said, “The shelter home is presently holding 50 inmates and will be subsequently upgraded to help more women. With all facilities, homeless women are forced live out in the open be it at railway station, bus stands or even footpaths can easily stay here. There will be women coordinators and security personnel to ensure security and safety of the inmates.”

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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