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Odisha Chief Minister announced an ex-gratia of Rs 25 lakh each to the next kin of the two martyrs

Bhubaneswar:17/6/20: Expressing deep grief over the death of two Odia soldiers at Gulwani Valley in Ladakh during a violent face-off with China, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced an ex-gratia of Rs 25 lakh each to the next kin of the two martyrs.

The ex-gratia will be given to the families of the two martyred soldiers from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF).

Also, the CM praised the bravery and courage of the Odia soldiers. He further stated the two have made supreme sacrifice for the motherland. He conveyed his deep sympathies to the bereaved families.

Chandrakanta Pradhan from Biarpanga village in Kandhamal district’s Raikia block and Naib Subedar Nanduram Soren from the Rairangpur area of Mayurbhanj were among the 20 Indian soldiers who were martyred in a violent clash with the Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh region on intervening nights of June 15 and June 16.

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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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