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Naveen Patnaik has sanctioned half an acre of land to construct Swabhaba Kabi Gangadhar Meher Bhawan’

Bhubaneswar: 30/11/22: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has today sanctioned half an acre of land in Chandrashekharpur Mouza to construct Swabhaba Kabi Gangadhar Meher Bhawan’ in Bhubaneswar in memory of the legendary poet of Odia literature. Along with this, the Odisha CM has also sanctioned Rs 3 crore for the construction of this building.

Notably, on November 28 a delegation of Nikhila Odisha Meher (Bhulia) Samaj met the Chief Minister and discussed the construction of a memorial for Swabhaba Kabi and the observance of the death centenary of the poet.

During the discussion, the Meher Samaj apprised the CM that the Bhawan can be used for the students coming from far away to study and for the people coming for treatment.

Keeping the request of Meher Samaj, the Chief Minister directed to provide land for the construction of the Bhawan and to form a committee under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary to prepare a programme to celebrate the death centenary of Swabhaba Kabi Gangadhar Meher.

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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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