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Monsoon Session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly commenced with adherence to COVID-19 norms

Bhubaneswar: 298/9/20: The Monsoon Session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly commenced today at 11 am with adherence to COVID-19 norms by MLAs and staffers. The session is scheduled to conclude on October 7.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and several MLAs attended the assembly session from different locations through videoconferencing. Video conference system has been installed at the residential office of the Chief Minister, offices of ministers, leader of Opposition and district collectors for this purpose.

Obituary references on the passing away of former President Pranab Mukherjee, MLAs Madan Mohan Dutta and Bishnu Charan Das, ex-ministers Haraprasad Mohapatra, Saharai Oram, Sanatan Bisi, Sk. Matlub Ali, former members Arjun Charan Sethi, Nelson Soreng, Rammurty Mutika, Rabindranath Bhoi, Abhimanyu Kumar, Chintamani Jena, several martyrs of the Indian Army and Odisha Police, and all COVID warriors of the state marked the onset of the session.

Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro then adjourned the House till 3 PM.

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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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