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Bhubaneswar illuminates Rajarani Temple with teal colour for awareness on cervical cancer

Bhubaneswar, Nov 17/11/21: In order to celebrate the first year of the Cervical Cancer Elimination Movement, the first anniversary of the historic movement for which the world has committed to eliminating this type of cancer, Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited in association with the Archaeological Survey of India and KRIAA Foundation illuminated the 11th Century beautiful monument, Rajarani Temple, with teal color. The color represents cervical cancer elimination.

On this day last year, World Health Organisation (WHO) launched a global strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem, with a resolution passed by 194 nations. Countries and communities around the world marked this movement with a day of action and the launch of local campaigns.

This unique celebration, held for the first time in Odisha, advocates awareness is the key to overcoming the menace called cancer and to facilitate the survivors to lead and share their stories. They were joined by high-level speakers representing a broad coalition of partners dedicated to eliminating the disease and four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Angélique Kidjo at the global level. In fact, communities across the globe illuminated over 100 landmark monuments in teal color.

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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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