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Actor Anubhav Mohanty Pledges Rs 1.05 Cr MPLAD Funds For Cuttack & Kendrapara for purchase of necessary equipment for COVID-19.

:Bhubaneswar: 27/3/20: In order to  stay prepared with emergency measures amidst the coronavirus outbreak in the state, actor-turned politician Anubhav Mohanty on Friday wrote to Kendrapara Collector for dispensation of Rs 1.05 crore from his MPLAD funds for purchase of necessary equipment for COVID-19.

Expressing his concern that the coronavirus outbreak might get more severe in the coming days, the BJD MP  wrote to the district Collector Samarth Verma to release the whopping amount from his MPLAD funds for the year 2019-2020. The funds will be utilized for the purchase of testing and screening kit and other equipment to keep people of his constituency safe from the deadly virus.


He will utilize Rs 75 lakh for Kendrapara district and Rs 30 Lakhs for Cuttack under his parliamentary constituency for immediate prevention and awareness on COVID-19.

Mohanty further urged the district Collector to consider his letter ‘most urgent’ and execute necessary steps in its favour at the earliest so that both the districts could be made ready to deal with any adversities due to the lethal virus.

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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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