Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik released book titled ‘Lockdown Lyrics’, a collection of poems written by Sanjukta Dash.

The poems are an unadulterated narration of the author’s experiences and exasperations during the pandemic. She has reflected all the trauma & tribulations and hope & aspirations of humanity during this most critical journey of society in a long time. The chief minister appreciated the creative genius of Smt. Dash that has mirrored emotions of all of us during this difficult times of the pandemic.

Sanjukta Dash is a well-known name of Odia literature. She has three anthology of poetries in Odia- Antaswar, Amrut Anwesha and Apekshare Ebe Bi. Her Lockdown Lyrics is a debut endeavour in English literature published by Authors Press New Delhi.