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Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has asked the Universities to ensure continuity of academic calendar during lockdown

Newdelhi:13/4/20: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has asked the Universities and other educational institutions to harness the power of technology to ensure continuity of academic calendar during the lock-down period.

Mr. Naidu interacted with the Vice Chancellors of Delhi, Puducherry, Punjab, Makhanlal Chaturvedi Universities and Director of Indian Institute of Public Administration through a video conference today. He urged the institutions to reach out to students by utilizing technological tools to ensure interactive learning.

Mr. Naidu appreciated the universities for taking adequate steps to ensure that the teaching-learning process was not hindered during the lockdown. He said, online courses would supplement face-to-face learning. He also emphasized the need for universities and educational institutions to take measures to safeguard the health of students residing in hostels.

The Vice President urged them to ensure strict adherence to social distancing and isolation instructions given by the government and health experts. He advised the students to follow healthy dietary habits, do regular physical exercise and spend time with nature. He also suggested the students to take part in social service activities taken up by NGOs in their respective areas.

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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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