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IIT Bhubaneswar in association with Syndicate Bank carried out an external plantation drive

Bhubaneswar:29/3/19:On the advice of Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director and continuing with the tradition of eco-friendly activities for preserving the environment, IIT Bhubaneswar in association with Syndicate Bank, carried out an external plantation drive from the IIT main gate (Khudupur Square) to NISER Square, Jatni-Argul road on the 28th March, 2019. The main intention is to promote a greener ecosystem along with providing a pollution-free atmosphere to the local inhabitants.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. R.V. Rajakumar, Honorable Director said, “With this initiative, we would like to set an example to the citizens and particularly motivate the nearby villagers to contribute to the protection of the environment as active stakeholders. We see this as a great means for all of us to give back to our mother nature by contributing to a sustainable ecosystem. We at IIT Bhubaneswar are committed towards building a green campus and have achieved a fairly good success in this endeavour, and it will continue.  This initiative, I am sure would help in creating more awareness among the general public about the importance of growing trees to prevent global warming and thereby reducing pollution.” Prof. Rajakumar also thanked the Syndicate Bank for joining the Initiative and shouldering the plantation.

 The plantation of the trees was successfully carried out as per the said schedule. The plantation saw active participation from the Institute members, faculties and staff. Also present at the event were Mr. K.C. Tudu, Regional Manager, Syndicate Bank along with his staff members. There were 240 plants of fully grown size of 8 feet planted at an approx. cost of Rs. 2lacs (Inclusive of Plant, Labour and Transportation etc.). The total budget approved by Syndicate Bank was Rs. 2 Lacs for the initiative.

 

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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