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All the villages of Kotia panchayat belong to Odisha only:Dharmendra Pradhan

Koraput:1/4/23: All the villages of Kotia panchayat belong to Odisha only. This is universal truth like sun and moon, said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday.

 Pradhan, who visited the controversial areas today on the occasion of Utkala Dibasa, said that the day is not for political conflict, but to unite for the interest of the state.

The Minister visited various places including schools, health centers, post offices, banks gurukula ashrams and temples in Fatusineri village of Kotia. He celebrated ‘Utkala Dibasa’ with the local residents and later sang the state anthem ‘Bande Utkal Janani’ with them, paying tributes to the great sons of the soil who had played a significant role in formation of a separate Utkal province.

Attending the ‘Utkala Dibasa’ program organized by Kotia Gram Samiti, Pradhan said that April 1, 2023 is an unforgettable day for his.

He said that he had visited Kotia in 2018 with the determination to secure the borders of our state geographically and culturally. He had written to Andhra Chief Minister regarding the border dispute. He promised to take the matter further to the Andhra CM/

“Andhra officials are doing wrong work on border. There is no reason to go to Odisha border. There is a need to respect each other’s geographical boundaries in the federal system. Time has come that 4.5 crore people need to come together for the State’s cause,” he added.

Talking to the students at Fatusineri school in Kotia, Pradhan said that students have dreams of serving people as doctors and officers. Our responsibility is to make their dreams come true, he said.

The Minister pointed out that New National Education Policy has been introduced in the country under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which Mother tongue is given more importance.

In the coming days, efforts will be made to teach the children in the local language of Koraput, including the local Kui language of Kotia region.

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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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