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Bhubaneswar Development Authority was observed 38th Foundation Day

Bhubaneswar1/9/20:: Making it a low-key affair with adhering to COVID-19 protocols, the 38th Foundation Day of Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) was observed today at BDA office, with release of its annual report and prizes for children of BDA staff who scored above 90 percent in class X exam.

BDA Vice-chairman Prem Chandra Chaudhary chaired the meeting attended by BDA Secretary Shri Harish Chandra Nayak, Planning Member Shri Gouri Shankar Bhuyan, Chief Engineer-cum- Engineering Member Shri Rajendra Nayak, Allotment Officer Shri Sabyasachi Hota, among others.

Addressing the occasion, BDA VC Prem Chandra Chaudhary, said: “BDA is the leading agency to ensure proper planning in the city to help the city grow in a planned and self-sustainable way. Besides, BDA has been more people-friendly in its approach to address various complaints and grivances of public through adopting a participatory method.”

During the event, Shri Chaudhary also unveiled the BDA Annual Report -2020, which has chronicled the performance of 6 different major branches of the authority and Bhubaneswar Urban Knowledge Centre (BUKC), a technical wing of BDA. The BUKC works in catalysing research on global best practices and planning for innovative projects under Smart City Proposal to make the city more livable.

At the end, the BDA Vice-Chairman felicitated and given certificates to four children of BDA employees, who have secured more than 90 percent marks in class X examination. The awardees include Jitendra Prusty, Spandan Dash, Sarthak Sovan, and Saroj Kumar Baral.

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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