Bhubaneswar,24/08/19:Finomics, the annual Business conclave of the finance association (X-Fin) of Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB) will be held on August 25, 2019. The theme for the conclave this year is “Insolvency, the end of a new beginning”.
The conclave shall witness many eminent speakers from the financial sector. The first speaker of the event is Mr. Somjeet Behera. He holds a B.Tech degree in Electronics from KIIT, Bhubaneswar and a post graduate degree in management from IIM Shillong. Mr. Somjeet has more than 7 years of experience and is currently dealing with financial institutions like NBFC, Fintech, Insurance and Government Institutions as the Deputy Vice President of RBL Bank.
The second speaker, Mr. Uday Patil is a highly qualified professional. He holds a Bachelor in Science (BSc) degree in Chemistry and Physics and a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree in General Law. He is also a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). With 26 years of experience in Investment Banking and Capital Markets, Mr. Uday is one of the founding members of Keynote India- a full-service Investment Bank and Brokerage house registered as SEBI Category I Merchant Bank and is currently serving as the Director of Investment Banking.
The third speaker, Mr. Vishal Jain completed his Chartered Accountancy course in 1996, with an All India Rank, along with B. Com. & ICWA. He has 21 years of experience as a Practicing Chartered Accountant at Vishal G. Jain & Associates. He is experienced in a wide gamut of professional pursuits such as Direct and Indirect Taxation, Insolvency Resolution, Corporate Finance, Accounting and Financial & Business Planning. He holds vast expertise as an Insolvency Professional, both litigation (pre-admission) & resolution (post admission) and made headlines in many major newspapers for setting the precedent in the IBC litigation arena in a landmark order passed by the Enforcement Directorate.
The fourth and final speaker for the conclave is Mr. Debasis Panigrahi, currently working as the Executive Director at Nomura India Investment Banking. An alumnus of XIMB, Mr. Debasis has an experience of over 15 years during which he acquired versatility in the financial services profession by working in different areas of the Banking and Financial sector. He has worked at SBI Markets Ltd and has served as the Associate Vice- President at ICICI securities.
The event shall be providing an interactive platform to the inquisitive and budding managers of tomorrow to holistically learn more about the proceedings of finance from these finance gurus.
Sambalpur,22/08/19:The Government of Odisha on Thursday ordered a probe into a ragging incident inside the Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) at Bula in Sambalpur district after videos of it went viral on social media.
Skill Development and Technical Education Minister Premanand Nayak said he has ordered a probe into the incident of alleged ragging of first and second-year students by senior students of the state-run engineering university.
“The registrar of the university has been asked to conduct a probe into ragging of junior students by seniors at the hostel of the VSSUT”, the Minister told reporters.
“Action will be taken after receiving the report of the investigation,” he added.
The Minister’s order came after the videos of ragging of over 50 students of second-year students of VSSUT by third and fourth-year students of the university near the dining hall of the hostel went viral on social media.
In the video, the senior students were seen slapping the juniors while asking them to run down the stairs. The juniors were made to dance in undergarments. Some were forced to do pole dance.
The vice-chancellor of the university, Dr Atal Chaudhuri said that stringent action will be taken against those students involved in the ragging.
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD TAKE STEPS TO BRING TRANSGENDERS IN MAIN STREAMLINE
New Delhi,22/08/19:It refers to media-reports about just 22 transgender applying for under-graduate courses combinedly in thee universities in Delhi namely Delhi University, Jamia University and Ambedkar University, thus establishing that much more is desired from Central Government to bring transgender in main streamline.
Union government should constitute National Transgender Commission. Unrestricted admission to any educational institution (private or public) for free education to transgenders should be made compulsory without needing any reserved quota. Government should be duty-bound to make transgenders join mainstream with parents of new-born transgender child neither allowed nor necessitated to deject their transgender-child to be handed over to isolated society of old eunuchs for begging, dancing or resorting to some anti-social activities. Rather criminal action should be taken against those parents who may disown transgender-child. Eunuchs forcing parents to part away with transgender-children should likewise be arrested and punished with stringent-most framed legal provisions. Nothing can improve till effective measures are taken to make eunuchs come out from their regular profession of dancing and begging. It is to be noted that even some men posing as eunuchs resort to force people for giving them money.
While all other criterion for reservation like cast or religion is man-made, eunuchs are dominated section of society created by nature. It is indeed pity that even the respectable and affording families disown their own eunuch-children. Not only eunuchs should be given priority and reservation in government-jobs, but also private institutions giving employment of eunuchs should be encouraged by providing special subsidy on wages paid to eunuchs by private establishments. Seats should be reserved for eunuchs in legislature and in public-sector jobs.
DEBASHRI DEBASMITA WINS PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
Dhenkanal,19/08/19:Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal celebrated World Photography Day with a photography competition among its students. Speaking on the occasion Professor and Regional Director of the Institute Dr. Mrinal Chatterjee stressed on the importance of the day and its history.
Dr. Chatterjee also outlined various aspects of Photo-Journalism. He said that photo-journalism emerged as an important field after the World War II. There are many significant examples of photo-journalism upto 1970s. After advent of television during this time, photo-journalism lost some ground. However, with offset printing technology and better quality camera in 1980s photo-journalism regained its lost ground. Because of advanced communication technologies photo-journalism is at its peak. There are many noteworthy photographs which are recorded in history.
Giving examples of some of the best photographs, Dr. Chatterjee said that the future of photo-journalism is very bright. Journalism students should use the power of photo-journalism for their professional excellence. This genre of photography is absolutely different from street photography and fashion photography. It is timely, unbiased and descriptive. people who are in the profession of photo-journalism should focus on these, he added.
On the occasion, the institute also organised a photography completion among its students. The photograph of flower with butterfly taken by Debashri Debasmita Sahoo was selected for the first prize in this completion.
Koraput,19/08/19:The Central University of Orissa is hereafter being called as Central University of Odisha as per the recent Gazette Notification of the Central Universities (Amendment) Act, 2019 by the Ministry of Law and Justice (Legislative Department) Government India. The above Act of Parliament received the assent of the His Excellency, Shri Ramanath Kovind, Hon’ble President of India and the visitor of Central University of Odisha.
The Vice-Chancellor I/c Prof. Sharat Kumar Palita announced this long awaiting order of the Government of India on the occasion of the Independence Day ceremony while addressing the University community.
Prof. Palita said “It is a great moment for the CUO community as well as the people of Odisha to have the name changed from Central University of Orissa to Central University of Odisha. Since the name of the state was changed from Orissa to Odisha in 2011, this change was long due. By this change Govt. of India has fulfilled the aspirations and long standing demand people of the state.”
Central University of Orissa was established at Koraput of the state of Odisha under the Central Universities Act 2009, by an Act of Parliament (No. 3C of 2009) of India and came into existence in 2009. It is one of the 15 new Central Universities established by the Government of India during the UGC XI Plan period to address the concern of the Nation on the principle of “equity and access” to quality higher education. As per the recent Notification the First Schedule of the Principal Act [section 3(4)], the territorial jurisdiction of the Central University of Odisha is whole of the state of Odisha.
Presently the University offers 11 Master’s Degree Programmes in Odia, English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Journalism and Mass Communication, Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources, Business Management and Statistics. Besides, 5-year Integrated Masters programme in Mathematics, three years Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) and two-year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) programme are also offered by the University. The University has provision in M.Phil., and Ph.D. programme in eight subjects namely; Anthropology, Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources, Economics, Education, Journalism and Mass Communication, Odia, Sociology, and Statistics.
The University has two campuses, the city campus at Koraput and main campus at Sunabeda.
Prof. Plaita said that all signboards, nameplates, official seals, letter heads etc. will be changed accordingly at the earliest.
Indian press strengthened nationalist movement during freedom struggle
Dhenkanal, 17 August 2019: Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) Dhenkanal celebrated its 27th foundation day with a special lecture on 'Press, Nationalism and India's Freedom Struggle'. Pritish Acharya, professor of history at the Regional Institute of Education at Bhubaneswar, delivered the Foundation Day Lecture this year.
While IIMC Delhi was established on this day in 1965, its eastern regional campus in Dhenkanal came up on 14 August in 1993. IIMC now has four more regional campuses in Jammu, Amaravati, Kottayam and Aizwal.
Delivering the Foundation Day Lecture Professor Acharya stressed on the concept of nationalism and how its growth was associated with journalism during India's freedom struggle. "In public parlance nationalism and freedom struggle are synonymous. But, they are not. Nationalism is a broader concept that justifies the transformation of a modern state into a nation."
According to him the birth of press had preceded freedom struggle and the concept of nationalism in India. Rather newspapers had nurtured both and the "nurturing was never un-critical, which strengthened the nationalist struggle," said professor Acharya.
Chronicling the rise of newspapers in India and its patronage by the prominent leaders of freedom movement, he said, "India’s nationhood at the end of the
freedom struggle was not a going back to the pre-British era, but building up of a new nation based on modern, scientific and universal values. While fighting the British colonialism, the nationalists also struggled against those obscurantist and dogmatic views which had stumbled India’s rise as a modern nation. Critiquing the Sati system or child marriage system or untouchability or asking for mass literacy and woman education was as much a nationalist act as the anti-British activities."
In his opening remarks, special guest Subir Ghosh, author and academician, went down memory lane to remind the audience how IIMC was established in a rented house in Delhi's South Extension for upliftment of study and training of mass communication in developing countries. He also mentioned how the then I&B minister KP Singh Deo was instrumental in setting up the IIMC campus in Dhenkanal.
Dr Mrinal Chatterjee, regional director, IIMC, Dhenkanal inaugurated the session which began with the hoisting of the institute's flag. The students had organised a cultural programme which included a Hindi play, 'Kafan', based on the story by Munshi Premchand and an Odia play, 'Doshi Ke'.
An essay writing competition on the 'Our role in combating climate change' and a debate on 'One Nation, One Election' were also organised to mark the foundation day.
Jatin Grover (English) and Rajat Kumar Panda (Odia) won the debate competition while Rupa Kumari (English) and Binod Kumar Behera (Odia) came first in the essay competition. The prizes were distributed to the winners by the guests.
Paaralakhemundi,14/08/19 A review meeting conducted regarding Supply of Fortified rice to 1230 govt schools covering 81340 children from 1st to 8th std of Gajapati district.
According to source, this programme was initiated from 6 years as a first instant in Gajapati and that could assure to supply nutritional food during MDM.
On this occasion Mr.Sameer A.S & Dr.Vikas Dadhich of Rizmaq Pvt.Ltd with Collector Anupam Saha ,all district-cum-block education officials taken review on its focus areas. This is an Incredible stand taken not only supplying Nutritious Food but also enhancing Enrolment in schools. Particularly those tribal blocks schools are more access for building healthy children & their attendance in schools.
It may be underlined that now Odisha Govt is taking initiatives to launch the same in other districts of State.
Mr. Pradeep Kumar Nag,DEO Gajapati and all education officials of district covering 7 blocks took active participation. Paralakhemundi Municipality.
JK PAPERS TAKE UP CONFIDENCE BUILDING MEASURES FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS & ASSISTS MERITORIOUS ONES FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
Rayagada, August 14: As a responsible corporate JK Paper Mills(JKPM) in Rayagada has been proactive in taking up series of activities to promote educational initiatives. Recently four tiny tots of Singhania Public School, a centre of excellence established by JKPM, helped a blind person to cross a heavy traffic in JK Pur. Their names have been recommended by Zilla Sambadik Sangha for felicitation during the ensuing Independence Day celebration at Rayagada.
With an objective to enrich school education and development, the personality of the tribal students, ‘SPARSH’ & JK Paper Mills organized an elocution competition for the students of nearby 54 Schools where 702 students participated. The programme was conducted in three stages i.e. from school level to cluster level & finally at central level. Five clusters were constituted at Nodal High School, Kothapeta, Primary School, Amalabhata, Sebashram School, Antamada, Ashram School, Bhakurguda, L S High School, Jaykaypur.
The Final Round of competition, inaugurated by Smt Bela Suri, President , Mahilamandal ,JK Pur, was held at JK Pur Club, JK Pur where 77 students selected at cluster levels participated. Sri Bhaskar Ch. Hota, Smt Sujata Pradhan, Sri Akilananda Bebarta, lecturer in English, Bharati College, Debodala, Sri G S Patnaik, GM (Quality Control) & Sri B N Mishra, Lecturer in English, L S Higher Secondary School, JK Pur, Dr Ashok Mishra, Principal, +2 Sc Jupiter International College, Rayagada, as Jury, adjudged the best 4 students from each stage i.e. Sub-junior, Junior & Senior.
Shraddhanjali Priya Darsini, Saraswati Sishu Vidyamandir, Jaykaypur, Sunayana Sahu, Darsan Karkaria, Saraswati Sishu Vidyamandir, Jaykaypur, Jemabati Urlaka, Sebashram Primary School, Kolnara, Prachi Prusty , B S N U P School, Kolnara bagged 1st, 2nd, 3rd & consolation prize respectively in sub-junior group. Junior group winners included Ku Subhasmita Jena, Saraswati Sishu Vidyamandir, Jaykaypur, Rajendra Koushalya, Sebashram School, Bhakurgua, Ku Bandana Patara, Saraswati Sishu Vidyamandir, Jaykaypur, Ku Pinki Palaka, U P School, Debodala as 1st, 2nd, 3rd & consolation respectively. Dhiraj Ku Sahu- Saraswati Sishu Vidyamandir, Jaykaypur, G Kavita, Adarsha Vidyalaya, Kolnara, Ashutosh Dora, Saraswati Sishu Vidyamandir, Jaykaypur and Bhagyabati Tadingi, Govt High School, Penta stood 1st, 2nd, 3rd & consolation winners respectively in senior group. The prizes to the winners will be given on the eve of Independence Day inside the Mills premises by Mr P K Suri, Executive Vice President (Works).
Like every year this year also Mr P K Suri, Executive Vice President (Works), JKPM as chief guest in the presence of Mrs Bela Suri, President, Mahila Mandal, Jaykaypur, Sundeep Pandey, General Manager (HR & IR), Dibyendu Basu, Chief Manager (HR), Biswaji Dwivedi, Vice president,(Commercial), Vinaya Dwivedi, Vice President (Manufacturing) distributed scholarships to the tune of Rs.5.88 lakhs to 50 meritorious students of the wards of employees who have secured more than 60% marks in their career pursuing higher education at engineering colleges namely GIACR, Rayagada and GIET, Gunpur.
“On a sustained basis, JKPM has been taking up these kind of initiatives boosting educational standards in the local vicinity which will go a long way”, said Sri Gobinda Rath, an educational expert of the district.