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Odisha Governor contribute Rs 13.2 lakh to the PM-Cares Fund to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic

Bhubaneswar:6/4/20:  Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal will contribute Rs 13.2 lakh to the PM-Cares Fund that has been set up to raise money for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. He will also donate Rs 21 lakh from his discretionary grant to the Chief Ministers Relief Fund, Raj Bhavan sources said on Monday.

The governor will contribute to the PM-Cares Fund in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to people to contribute to the fund so as to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The Odisha governor will contribute 30 percent of his salary from March 2020 to February 2021, amounting to Rs 13.2 lakh, to the PM-Cares Fund, it said.

The governor also appealed to people to donate to the Prime Ministers Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-Cares) Fund and CMRF in Odisha to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

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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