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Durga Puja festivities came to an end with revellers queuing up near water bodies for idol immersion

Bhubaneswar:9/10/19 The Durga Puja festivities came to an end today in the State, with revellers queuing up near water bodies for idol immersion as they bid adieu to the goddess.

Women offered sweets and prayers to the goddess whereas young danced merrily to the tune of music. Since afternoon, colourful processions dotted the streets.

In Bhubaneswar, the Durga idols of different puja committees were brought to Nayapalli, Saheed Nagar and RTO field in Chandrasekharpur, following which immersion procession began.

The administration has set up temporary ponds near the banks of Kuakhai and Daya rivers for immersion of idols in Bhubaneswar. Similarly, temporary ponds have been established at Debiagada in Cuttack.The Twin City Commissionerate Police imposed restrictions on traffic movement in the Cuttack since 11 am today keeping in view congregation of large number of people during the immersion ceremony. Source said 57 platoons police force have been deployed in Cuttack, the city famous for Durga Puja celebrations.

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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