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Nearly six kilometers west of lake Chilka there is a village named Banpur. 

It is my village and the birthplace of the late Pandit Godavari's Misra, a well-known poet, and leader of Orissa. 

It is famous for the Bhagavati Temple. 

The Salia flows south of Banpur. 

It is a big village with a few big buildings and a large number of thatched houses. 

We have a police station, a post office, three high schools, and a college here. 

At the center of the village, there is a busy marketplace.

 It is slowly growing into a town. 

I shall always try to keep up the good name of my village.