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Odisha government has decided to construct a Covid Warrior Memorial

Bhubaneswar:8/2/21: In order to keep it in the memory of people as well as to recognize the sacrifice and services rendered by the Covid Warriors who have lost their lives fighting the pandemic, the State government has decided to construct a Covid Warrior Memorial.

The state government has also identified Biju Patnaik Park in Bhubaneswar for the construction of the Covid Warrior Memorial.

Further, Works Department has been declared as the Nodal Department for the construction of the Memorial. They will engage the architect to finalise the design and structure of the said memorial and take approval from the competent authority.

The cost of the construction will be met out of the budgetary provisions of the Works Department.

The government has also decided that Covid Warrior Memorial shall be ready for its inauguration on 15th August 2021.

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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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