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IITTM Bhubaneswar, observes “SANKALP PARV” (Plant and Adopt a tree with us)

Bhubaneswar:1/07/20: Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (I/C) Prahlad Singh Patel announced on June 27, 2020, that the Ministry has decided to celebrate “Sankalp Parva” from June 28 to July 12, 2020, and plant trees as desired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Ministry of Tourism and Culture has recommended to plant five trees that have been identified by Hon’ble PM Modi and which represent the herbal heritage of our country. These include: Bargad,  Awla, Peepal, Ashok, Bel

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As part of “Sankalp Parv” Campaign, the Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, Bhubaneswar had an inauguration of the campaign on 29.06.2020. The Chief Guest for the program Shri. Priyadarshi Mishra(Ex.MLA), Chairman, Odisha State Housing Board, inaugurated the function by planting a tree. The other dignitaries present on this occasion were Dr. Md. Sabir Hussain(Nodal Officer), Dr.Adyasha Das( Associate Professor), Dr. Swajan, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the “Sankalp Parv” Campaign, faculty and staff members of the IITTM Bhubaneswar.

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. Along with the Chief Guest, the Nodal Officer and faculty members planted trees on this occasion. The Chief Guest, Shri Mishra spoke about the relevance and need of planting trees and creating a green environment for protection of environment. The Nodal Officer, Dr. Md. Sabir Hussain shared his thoughts on the sustainability of the environment through this campaign and called for a slogan for “Sankalp Parv” , “Plant and adopt a tree with us”. The programme was overwhelmingly successful. COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of a clean and healthy environment.  India’s herbal wealth has enough strength to enable us to sail through the period safely.

About Ashok Palit

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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