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Odisha Governor administered the oath of office and secrecy to Patnaik’s council of ministers

Bhubaneswar: 29/5/19:Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik sworn in as the Chief Minister of Odisha for the fifth consecutive time in a grand ceremony at the IDCO Exhibition Ground here on Wednesday.

Patnaik was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal at 10.45 am. Organised outside the Raj Bhawan for the first time, the swearing-in ceremony was attended by over 6000 people including many noted personalities.

The Odisha Governor also administered the oath of office and secrecy to Patnaik’s council of ministers, comprising 11 Cabinet Ministers and nine Ministers of State.

New Cabinet

Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik

Ministers: Ranendra Pratap Swain, Bikrarn Keshari Arukha, Prafulla Kumar Mallik, Niranjan Pujari, Padmanabha Behera, Pratap Jena, Arun Kumar Sahoo, Sudam Marndi, Susanta Singh, Naba Kishore Das andTukuni Sahu

Ministers of State:

Ashok Chandra Panda, Samir Ranjan Dash, Jvoti Prakash Panigrahi, Dibya Shankar Mishra, Premananda Nayak, Raghunandan Das, Padmini Dian, Tusharkanti Behera and JasIannath Saraka.

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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