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Odisha government issued guidelines for Durga Puja, Laxmi Puja, Kali Puja

Bhubaneswar10/9/20:: Ahead of the festive season, the Odisha government on Thursday issued guidelines for Durga Puja, Laxmi Puja, Kali Puja and other such celebration during September, October, and November.

The guidelines have been issued in consonance with the August 31 order of the Orissa High Court, the notification issued by the Office of Special Relief Commissioner said

It states that not more than seven people will be allowed to congregate at the pandals at a given time and there will be no immersion procession and entertainment or musical programmes.

The permission of collectors and the municipal commissioners is mandatory for holding puja at pandals.



According to the COVID-19 management guideline, all places of worship will remain closed till September 30 and no social and religious congregation will be allowed during this period, it 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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