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Odisha Launches Website inviting volunteers of Odisha to join the fight against the COVID-19

Bhubaneswar:25/4/20: A unique website inviting volunteers of Odisha to join the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the State has been launched by ASC-cum-Development Commissioner Suresh Chandra Mahapatra in OSDMA Conference Hall on Saturday.

The Government of Odisha has summoned all its resources to tackle this crisis due to the Coronavirus. Various International Agencies and Civil Society Organisations have shown overwhelming interest on a voluntary basis to support the efforts of the State Government. It was also seen that there are many without affiliation to any organization that is willing to work with the Government in fighting against the pandemic.

The Odisha Government is now inviting volunteers to come forward and register themselves through ‘https://covidsangramee.odisha.gov.in’ and support the government and the people of Odisha.

The site developed by the Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) with support from UNICEF will enable individuals as well as organisations to register themselves, specify their area of expertise, and also indicate geographical areas where they would like to serve. Volunteers will be able to work from home, at government offices or in-field locations to provide services in public awareness and information, essential services, health, and relief camp management.

State Government and district administrations can use the reporting feature of the application to assign tasks to registered volunteers.

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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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