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Dhenkanal district bidding tearful farewell to the ‘son of the soil’

Dhenkanal :210/6/19: There is outpouring of grief in far-flung Badasuanla village under Kamakshya Nagar block of Dhenkanal district as residents rose to the occasion in bidding tearful farewell to the ‘son of the soil’, who laid down his life for the country.

Odia Army jawan Naik Ajit Kumar Sahoo was martyred in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir following IED blast by terrorists.

Earlier governor Ganeshi Lal and people from various walks of life laid wreath on slain jawan’s mortal remains at Bhubaneswar.

Heart-rending scenes were witnessed in the native village as the martyr’s body was brought to his native village.

Nine Army personnel including Sahoo and two civilians were injured when militants triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) fitted in a vehicle near an Army patrol in the militancy-hit Pulwama district of south Kashmir on June 17. Later Sahoo succumbed to injuries.

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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