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Next Vice Chief of the Indian Army Chandi Prasad Mohanty urged Odia women to join the Armed forces

Bhubaneswar:19/1/21: A day after news broke on the likely appointment of Lt General Chandi Prasad Mohanty as next Vice Chief of the Indian Army, he urged Odia women to join the Armed forces to do something significant for the country.

Speaking to media persons following his arrival at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar, Chandi Prasad said the Odia women must join the Indian Army and harness the opportunities. In Military Police as well, women have a lot of roles to play, added Chandi Prasad.

Asked about the setting up of the Kalinga Regiment, Chandi Prasad said it is very premature to talk about the same. “Since the Independence, only one regiment, Naga regiment has been formed and that too it has only two battalions. Let us see what can be done for the raising of Kalinga Regiment,” he added

Jagatsinghpur-born Chandi Prasad is likely to be appointed the 42nd Vice Chief of the Indian Army. He will replace Lt Gen SK Saini, who is retiring on January 31, 2021.

At present Chandi Prasad is working as the General Officer Commanding in chief of the Southern Command.


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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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