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OPCC President Niranjan Patnaik urges provision of Rs 50 lakh insurance coverage to working journalists covering reports related to COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: 15/5/20: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik today recommended the state Government for provision of Rs 50 lakh insurance coverage to working journalists covering reports related to COVID-19.

Stating that state Government’s recently-announced insurance coverage of Rs 15 lakh for field journalists covering COVID-19 is very less, Patnaik demanded that the insurance amount be increased to Rs 50 lakh like that of other COVID-19 warriors.

Commending the relentless service by journalists across the state during the COVID-19 crisis, he said it is because of them that common people are safe in their houses in these testing times.

Wishing them safety and good health,  Patnaik stated, “It is the ground reporting by these COVID warriors that made it possible for the medical experts to keep the spread of the infection at bay and thus keeping the state  safe.”

 

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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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