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Historic Bali Yatra was inaugurated by Odisha Legislative Assembly Speaker

Cuttack:12/11/19 The historic Bali Yatra was inaugurated by Odisha Legislative Assembly Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro this evening at Gadagadia ghat in Cuttack city. Indonesia’s Ambassador to India, Sidharto Reza Suryodipuro, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.The opening ceremony was attended by Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain, Housing And Urban Development Minister Pratap Jena, Tourism Minister Jyoti Prakash Panighrahi, Cuttack MP Bhartruhari Mahtab and Barabati-Cuttack MLA Mohammed Moquim


.This year four pandals have been set up for cultural programmes at the fair. Colourful inaugural programmes will be held at Baishnab Pani manch.Sona Mohapatra, Ruturaj Mohanty, Daler Mehndi, KK, Ira Mohanty and other prominent singers will enthral visitors with their colourful performances on different days of the 8-day festival.

Power-packed performances will be organised each day starting from 12-19th November at Bali Yatra ground in four pandals on the banks of river Mahanadi.

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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