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Preparations are underway for the Marine Drive Eco Retreat Festival

Bhubaneswar:3/11/19:Preparations are underway for the Marine Drive Eco Retreat Festival with Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik reviewing roadmap for the month-long mega tourism event from 14 Dec, 2019 to 14 Jan, 2020. The event will capitalize on the state’s massive eco-tourism potential & myriad avenues for cultural tourism.

Major attractions of the event to include luxury tent cottage complex, cultural programmes, food festival and adventure sports. State Govt will focus on augmenting infra & facilities in the region with focus on parking space, street lighting & beautification of Marine Drive road.

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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