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Odisha Government today withdrew restrictions which were earlier imposed on marriage processions

Bhubaneswar: 12/1/21:The Odisha Government today withdrew restrictions which were earlier imposed on marriage processions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Taking into account the present situation, it has been decided by the Government to allow the marriage processions subject to the ceiling on the number of participants (maximum 200) including bride, bridegroom, priest, friends, relatives, guests, members of band party, light and sound systems, etc. and strict adherence to the COVID-19 safety protocols including physical distancing,” notification of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) said.

The government has already allowed marriage related gatherings with a ceiling of 200 persons and funeral/last rites gatherings with a ceiling of 100 persons subject to following conditions:

* In closed spaces, a maximum of 50% of the hall capacity, subject to the above ceilings.

* In open spaces, keeping the size of the ground/open space in the view, the appropriate number of persons, subject to the above ceilings, so as to ensure the maintenance of the prescribed physical distancing norm.

* Mandatory provision of wearing of masks, maintaining social distancing and provision of thermal scanning, and use of hand wash or sanitizer.

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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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