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BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik visited Puri Srimandir to seek blessings of Lord Jagannath ahead of his swearing-in ceremony

Puri:28/5/19: BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik visited Puri Srimandir this evening to seek blessings of Lord Jagannath ahead of his swearing-in ceremony in Bhubaneswar tomorrow.

According to sources, Patnaik reached the 12th Century Shrine at around 5 pm and had darshan of the presiding deities from the ‘Bhitara Katha’ of the temple. He also sought the blessing of other deities in the temple premises.

On this occasion, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration presented a ‘Khandua Pata’ (hand-woven cloth) to Patnaik, sources added.

Chief Minister-designate Naveen Patnaik is all set to take oath for the record fifth time after Biju Janata Dal’s landslide victory in Odisha.

The oath-taking ceremony of Naveen Patnaik and his 21-member Council of Ministers is scheduled to be held on May 29 at IDCO Exhibition Ground in Bhubaneswar. Naveen will be administered the oath by the Governor of Odisha at 10.30 am.

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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