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Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal urged people to make wearing face masks a common part of their lives

Bhubaneswar:26/5/20: Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal on Tuesday urged people to make wearing face masks a common part of their lives. The governor made this appeal while releasing a special cover on ”COVID-19, global pandemic” and a pack of 10 picture postcards at the Raj Bhawan here. Wearing a mask is one of the preventive measures to limit the spread of novel coronavirus, he said.”Through this special cover, an appeal has been made to the public to wear masks as a way of life,” the governor said.

The design of the cover is based on the artwork of Apindra Swain, a Pattachitra artist of Raghurajpur village in Puri district. His paintings depict people engaged in day-to-day activities at home by wearing masks. Prominent freedom fighters and makers of modern Odisha including Saheed Laxman Naik, Veer Surendra Sai, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Krushnachandra Gajapati, Vyasakabi Fakir Mohan Senapati, Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das, Utkal Gaurav Madhusudan Das, V V Giri, Harekrushna Mahatab and Biju Patnaik featured in the picture postcards


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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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