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Odisha Chief Minister urged Odias to sing Bande Utkala Janani on May 30 to encourage COVID warriors

Bhubaneswar:28/5/20: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik spoke to leaders of various political parties this evening few hours after he urged Odias to sing Bande Utkala Janani at 5.30 PM on May 30 (coming Saturday) to encourage COVID warriors of the state.

The CM spoke to union minister Dharmendra Pradhan, PCC president Niranjan Patnaik and State BJP President Sameer  Mohanty and Samajwadi party president Ravi Behera and sought their cooperation in boosting the morale of COVID warriors.

Earlier the CM has urged Odias to sing the song by maintaining social distancing. “The time has come for us to acknowledge and honour all our people who have worked tirelessly to keep us safe. In this context, I request all of you who are connected to the soil of Odisha, wherever you are in the world, to join us and sing Bande Utkal Janani at 5.30 P.M. on May 30th Saturday.  The objective is to inspire our COVID warriors, to respect their sacrifice and motivate them in their efforts. This will also inspire us, strengthen our commitment to continue the fight, provide unparalleled energy and zeal to all of us,” Patnaik has said while addressing the people of Odisha through a video message.

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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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