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Bindusagar lake rejuvenation project was launched

Bhubaneswar:9/1/21: The much-awaited Bindusagar lake rejuvenation project was launched today in Bhubaneswar. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the project virtually at a programme attended by Union Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

Patnaik extended his gratitude to Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, IOCL Chairman and Institute of Chemical Technology’s VC for their cooperation for cleaning of the holy Bindusagar lake under 5T programme of Odisha Government.

“Ekamra Kshetra Yojana is functional under 5T programme in Odisha. The Bindusagar lake cleaning initiative is a part of the project under the programme to keep the most sacred lake clean. I am thankful to the union minister and Institute of Chemical Technology for their support to the project,” Patnaik said in his address.

“Since the lake is connected with people’s cultural and traditional values and it symbolizes the national integration, collective effort should be made to maintain its sanctity,” he said hinting at water scarcity, which will be a big challenge for all in future.

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Apart from Bindusagar lake, he stressed on the renovation of all ponds and lakes at Ekamra Kshetra for future purpose saying, “Clean water is key step to a prosperous life.”.

He said that Bhubaneswar – the temple city – is a gift of Lord Lingaraj and it is everyone’s duty to keep it clean.

Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the Archaeological Survey of India will provide its complete cooperation to expedite the Ekamra Yojana.

“We all need to work together to take the rich heritage of Odisha on world stage,” Pradhan said.

Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi, Rajya Sabha member Padma Vibhushan Raghunath Mohapatra, Odisha Works Minister Prafulla Mallick and Odisha science and Technology Minister Ashok Chandra Panda were present at the launching event.

It is pertinent to mention that Bindusagar lake cleaning project will be carried out at estimated cost of Rs 70 lakh under CSR programme of country’s commercial oil major Indian Oil.

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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