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Odisha Chief Minister has Launched a first-of-its-kind initiative in the region – the E-Audio Guided Tour

Bhubaneswar:2/8/23: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched a first-of-its-kind initiative in the region – the E-Audio Guided Tour at Kalabhoomi Museum to enhance visitors’ experience.

A presentation of Odisha Crafts Museum, this e-audio tour is available in three languages – Odia, Hindi, and English. The audio guide serves as a personal companion, guiding guests through captivating narratives and providing insights into the artefacts on display. It creates an immersive experience that connects visitors with the heart and soul of Odisha’s rich cultural heritage.

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This innovative offering introduces visitors to a seamless blend of technology and cultural exploration, ensuring an unforgettable and enriching museum experience.

The CM also unveiled the museum’s revamped website, showcasing avant garde features like an enthralling 360 Virtual tour, an E-ticketing system, and a curated collection of mementos from the souvenir shop designed to elevate the user experience.

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The Chief Minister also released a captivating Coffee Table Book, an artistic marvel created by the renowned maestro of contemporary art Mr. Trotsky Marudu. The Coffee Table Book captures the essence of Odisha’s rich cultural heritage, paying tribute to the skilled artisans who have enriched the state’s heritage with their masterful creations.

Handloom, Textiles & Handicrafts Minister Rita Sahoo, Chief Adviser CMO R. Balkrisnan, Chief Secretary P.K. Jena, Development Commissioner Anu Garg, Principal Secretary Arabinda Padhee and other senior officers were present.

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The E-Audio Guided Tour is a milestone achievement in Odisha’s cultural landscape. It is set to transform the way visitors engage with the museum’s treasure trove of art and heritage.

This initiative reflects the State’s commitment to preserve and promote Odisha’s artistic legacy while embracing the advancements of modern technology. The tour promises to create a deeper and more meaningful connection between visitors and the cultural heritage.

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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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