Brief: Dr.Bhagaban Gantayat, Born during 20-02-1956 native of Berhampur,Ganjam,Odisha(India) S/o.Late.Narasingha Gantayat and Smt.Laxmi Gantayat a Professional academician, Senior Politician, Social activist .
OB: Family Background and nativity (?)
Gantayat:I am native of Berhampur City. Nephew of Late eminent parliamentarian late Brndaban Nayak, Married to Smt.Ranjita Gantayat during 1983.
OB: You are blessed with (?)
Gantayat: Blessed with three son and all married today.
OB: Student Carrier (?)
Gantayat: from my College carrier I was President of students Union during year 1997 of Evening College under Khallikote College.
OB: Your Professional Carrier & Social Service please (?)
Gantayat:In the year 1980 I was General body member of Sanjay Memorial Institute of Technology (SMIT),In the year 1985 Town Congress President, Secretary of the Management of SMIT-1994,Councilor of Berhampur Municipality continuously for 29 yrs with INC ticket to till date and became Vice Chairman in the year 1992 for 5 years. In the year 2006 I was taken over the charge as President of Sanjay Memorial Institute of Technology (SMIT),In the year 2006 till continuing.
OB: Good Mr.Gantayat.Any more please (?)
Gantayat: Yes above all I was Vice president of District Congress Committee (DCC), Ganjam in 2007 and in the same year High Command selected me to act as DCC president. Apart of above I am the President of Lanjipalli High School, Jt.Secretary of DAV School, President of Brundaban Nayak M.E School, President of Govt.Girls High School, Lanjipalli, President of Govt.Boys’High School, President of Nodal School, President of Balukeswar Development Committee, President of youth Reddy Sangha, President of VLC of Lanjipalli, President of Govt.Upper Primary School and Member ,South Odisha Management Association (SOSA).
OB: Ohh such long list. Congrats Mr.Gantayat. Your main work station Please (?)
Gantayat: Maximum time I am contributing to SMIT but it does not mean I am neglecting my Political assignment.
OB: Will you be happy to speak about your business interests (?)
Gantayat: Well, I am in to various businesses at different times. However, the most remarkable ones are when I worked on some public road projects. During the work I was all along standing under the hot sun to monitor the quality of work. I never compromise with quality because I know for his quality work my uncle Late Brindaban Nayak is remembered all over even long after his works and he passed away.
OB: For how long you work a day (?)
Gantayat: 18 hours
OB: As you told that are associate with many institutions’ and as you say mainly concentrate for SMIT and Congress Party work please tell me how you are making your time schedule(?)
Gantayat: Look gentleman every day I am working for 17 Hrs per day and you can’t believe I am never feeling worn-out (!!!)
OB: Are you not feeling tired (?)
Gantayat: No never rather I am getting much pleasure with my satisfaction.
OB:Political view (?)
Gantayat: A political person should find for the truth and should be helpful to the society He should try his best effort to provide the natural justice to the common man.
OB: Being a high profile academician other hand a eminent politician don’t you think the combination of both the platform looks Odd (?)
Gantayat: Absolutely NO. As I told I am the nephew of late. Brundaban Nayak a popular Parliamentarian and ex Minister as well a great personality of Odisha History.During my student carrier he involved me in Congress politics, trained me and after his death he handed over his entire responsibity to my shoulder and with honour I accept his order.
OB: In present political situation in our state are you happy with the present Government(?).
Gantayat: No because this government runs by bureaucrats by using Money power and false commitment to innocents.
OB: Any Political Vision (?)
Gantayat: Yes for coming 2014 election I am interested to contest for OLA election from Gopalpur constituency provided our party should provide a INC ticket.
OB: Why Gopalpur why not Berhampur (?)
Gantayat: There are three reason.1st is I belong to Gopalpur constituency 2nd reason and 3rd is people from this area should accept my candidature. Because people under Gopalpur segment are still crying on demand of their basic need.
OB: What is your opinion on to-day’s governance as a whole (?)
Gantayat: I am a bit unhappy. I feel governance should be more public friendly, open and far reaching.
OB: Do you feel you are adequately qualified to comment on the governance (?)
Gantayat: Yes, I do. I have completed my Doctoral Degree work after M.B.A and also I hail from a family which had been at the forefront of governance all along. I myself have experience of a couple of decades in the field as I am closely associated with the public as well as the administration. I am also associated with various institutions like academic, religious, cultural, social etc.
OB: What is your choice (?) And what you hate (?)
Gantayat: I love every one and I hate dual mind people.
OB: Do you Love Media (?)
Gantayat: Any doubt (!!!)I LOVE MEDIA
OB: Have ever visited abroad (?)
Gantayat: Many time many places.
OB: Can you help any poor students those are not in good financial condition and some Odia may need some small token of help for his/her education can you feed at least one year School/ College Fees (?)
Gantayat: Yes many students benefited. Even If some disable need a tri cycle or artificial Limb I am ready to provide.
OB: It is said that you have a long list of awards to your credit but you rarely speak of them in public meetings.
Gantayat: With a smile Mr.Gantayat replies, “I have 22 awards, all from local bodies, State level, and National and International level. But I don’t believe in self-advertisement. Rather I work for people.
OB: Which is your latest award?
Gantayat: Indira Gandhi Excellence award at New Delhi on 21.12.2013.
OB: Well, thank you and wish you all the Best
Gantayat: Thank you Mr.Gantayat.