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Odisha Chief Minister declared working journalists of the state as Frontline Covid Warriors

Bhubaneswar:2/5/21: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today declared working journalists of the state as Frontline Covid Warriors.

Approving a proposal to this effect, the Chief Minister said working journalists are doing a great service to the state by providing seamless news feed, making people aware on issues relating to COVID at this very trying times and they are great support for our war against COVID-19.

The decision will benefit 6944 working journalists of the state.

Worth mentioning, as many as 6944 working journalists of the state have been covered under the Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana. They are getting health insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh each.

Besides, an ex gratia of Rs 15 lakh is also being provided to the next of kin of journalists who die of COVID while performing duty.

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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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