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First time the CM of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik had visited Srimandir post the Covid pandemic

Puri:8/2/21:This is the first time that the CM of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik had visited Srimandir post the Covid pandemic.

“I prayed to the Lord for the peace and prosperity of people of Odisha,” said the CM as he interacted with media person post darshan of the Holy Trinity.

The CM added, “I thank the people of Puri who have sacrificed their lands for the development of Srimandir.” Their sacrifices will not go waste, nobody can stop the work of Lord Jagannath,” he reassured.


He landed at Talabania helipad in Puri in a special chopper and headed for the Jagannath Temple amid tight security.  The servitors welcomed Patnaik with customary ‘Khandua’.

Accompanied by 5T Secretary VK Pandian and other officials including Puri Collector Samarth Verma, Patnaik entered into the temple in the morning.

“This is the first time I am visiting the temple in the time of pandemic. I prayed for prosperity and peace of people of Odisha. I thank people who sacrificed for the temple and their sacrifices will not go in vain,” Patnaik told people outside Singhadwar of the temple.

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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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