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Odisha Government has decided to waive school fees of students studying in government high schools

Bhubaneswar:13/5/19: The Odisha Government has decided to waive school fees of students studying in government high schools in 14 districts which were affected by cyclonic storm FANI, said Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi today.

This apart, two pairs of school uniforms will be provided free of cost to the students of five severely affected districts– Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara.

The State Government has also appealed private educational institutions of the five districts to consider waiving off school fees of students for one month.

A total of 6,498 schools have been damaged in cyclone Fani that ravaged 14 districts in Odisha on May 3. As per initial reports, the School and Mass Education department has assessed a loss of Rs 417.83 crore due to the cyclone.

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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