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Odisha Chief Minister unfurled the National Flag in the State-level Independence Day

Bhubaneswar: 15/8/20:Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unfurled the National Flag in the State-level Independence Day celebration at Idco Exhibition Ground here on Saturday. For the first time, the flag hoisting ceremony was held sans public.Greeting the people of Odisha at Exhibition Ground on Independence Day, Patnaik remembered the freedom fighters for their sacrifices and contribution for which the country achieved freedom.

In his keynote address, the Odisha CM said, “India is now fighting a battle against COVID19. I pay tributes to the Corona Warriors of the State who are playing a crucial role in this fight. Odisha govt has set up dedicated COVID hospitals as saving each life is our top priority.”

“Due to dedication of the Corona Warriors, the overall  COVID-19 recovery rate is high in Odisha & death rate lowest in the country,” added Patnaik.

Highlighting that several economic activities were allowed during the lockdown period which played a crucial role in providing livelihood support and generation of employment, Patnaik said, “Odisha also received investment proposals worth Rs 12000 crore during the period.”

While the agricultural growth in the country during 2019-20 was 2.80%, the growth rate in Odishs stood at 7.61 %, Patnaik added.

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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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