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Odisha Government issued guidelines for observance of Utkala Dibasa

Bhubaneswar:26/3/21: The Odisha Government today issued guidelines for observance of Utkala Dibasa and related activities on April 1, in view of the COVID-19 resurgence in the state.

Below are the guidelines issued by the state government:

a) Large congregation for celebration of Utkala Dibasa and associated cultural programmes shall not be allowed throughout the state.

b) The official meeting/celebration of Utkala Dibasa shall be carried out with a maximum of 200 participants. COVID-19 safety protocols like social distancing, use of masks, use of soap and water/ sanitizers shall be strictly adhered to. Other activities during the day shall be avoided.

c) Other organizations and private institutions willing to observe Utkala Dibasa shall take prior approval from the local administration.

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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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