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Odisha Chief Minister launched the logo and bookings for the Odisha Tourism’s flagship

Bhubaneswar:11/11/20: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched the logo and bookings for the Odisha Tourism’s flagship three-month glamping festival, Eco Retreat 2020-21. The glamping festival will be held this year at five locations – Konark, Hirakud, Bhitarkanika, Daringbadi and Satkosia.

A year back, the Odisha Tourism began its first Eco Retreat at Marine Drive at Konark.

While launching the logo and booking for the festival through video conference, Patnaik said last year, a benchmark was set in luxury glamping with phenomenal success at the Marine Drive Eco Retreat at Konark. The Eco retreats will offer tourists an excellent opportunity to discover Odisha’s diverse tourism offerings, in style, he added.

In a note of assurance to tourists from across the country during Covid times, the Chief Minister said that all stakeholders in the tourism and hospitality sector across the State have been provided training on COVID-19 protocols. The Eco Retreats will be in complete compliance with guidelines and standard operating procedures prescribed by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, he further added.

He urged the respective District Administrations to take ownership of the execution of the Eco Retreats.

Patnaik expressed confidence that the Eco Retreats will provide the much needed fillip to Odisha Tourism and help it revive during this difficult time.

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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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