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Holi Celebrated Across Odisha Amid Covid-19 Restrictions

Bhubaneswar:29/3/21: Celebration with caution was the norm as people across Odisha celebrated ‘Holi’–the festival of colours amid Covid-19 restrictions on Monday.

With a surge in Covid-19, the Odisha government has restricted Holi celebrations in the State anticipating that the festival has the potential to cause the virus to spread.

In view of the pandemic, the celebrations on roads and congregations at other public places have been restricted by the State government and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC).

People were found playing Holi with ‘abira’ of various colours with family members at home and not at public places including the roads. Processions, public functions were completely restricted as per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the State government. Mostly, the roads wear a deserted look as people were busy celebrating the occasion with their family members at their homes.

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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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