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IITTM Bhubaneswar earns kudos for webinar on “Covid 19 & Police Practices in India”

Bhubaneswar:18/6/20: Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, Bhubaneswar is a leading institute in the country offering education, training, research and consultancy in the sustainable management of tourism, travel and allied sectors. During the pandemic crisis, the institute has been regularly organizing  a series of Professional Development webinars for students and academicians.


The webinar on “COVID 19 & Police Practices in India”, organized a few days before was a resounding success with students, academicians, police officers & media persons participating in good numbers. Lalit Das, ADG Police & CMD, Odisha State Police Housing and Welfare Corporation and Sarah Sharma, S.P, Gajapati were the resource persons and enriched the session with their excellent deliberations & insight.

The top cops discussed about how the police in India is responding to COVID-19 and what effects the pandemic is having on policing. Lalit Das, IPS, ADG Police, discussed about the different types of health disorders and categories of disasters. He evaluated the disaster management cycle and elaborated on the role of police in educating people, enforcing rules, law and order management, rescue and relief and crime control measures. Sarah Sharma, IPS, S.P. Gajapati provided a detailed description of COVID and its impact in Gajapati district, the steps taking to spread awareness among the people and combat the disease.

About Editor in chief

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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