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Naveen Patnaik flagged off a special train under Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra scheme

Bhubaneswar:13/12/19:Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik flagged off a special train from Baleswar to Haridwar-Rishikesh through video conferencing, under Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra scheme. The train is carrying 970 senior citizens from Baleswar, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur and Kendujhar with 30 Escort Officers.

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The scheme, started in 2016 by Department of Tourism, Odisha in cooperation with IRCTC has so far fulfilled wishes of 12,000 senior citizens to visit religious places across the country. In 2019-20, three more pilgrimage trips are planned from Berhampur, Sambalpur and Bhubaneswar.

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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