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Odisha is found among least happy states in a nationwide survey

Bhubaneswar:24/9/20 Amidst battle against COVID-19 pandemic, Odisha is found among least happy states in a nationwide survey.

As per India Happiness Report 2020 released by Professor Rajesh K Pillania, Odisha has been placed 34th in the list of 36 States and Union Territories.

While Mizoram, Punjab, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands are among the top three in the list of overall happiness ranking of State and UTs, Odisha, Uttarakhand, and Chhattisgarh are found at the bottom.

Similarly, Punjab, Gujarat, and Telangana are among the top three larger states in happiness rankings.

As per the survey, Maharashtra, Delhi, and Haryana are the worst-affected States due to COVID-19, whereas Puducherry and Jammu and Kashmir are neutral.

The survey was conducted to measure people’s happiness, impact of COVID-19 on happiness, people’s relationship, health, religious and spiritual orientation covering 16,950 people across India between March and July 2020.

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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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