New Delhi,28/12/18:It refers to the film Accidental-Prime-Minister released on 28.12.2018. The film based on the book by Sanjay Baru, media-advisor to the then Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has caused waves of embarrassment in Congress party for obvious reasons confusing everyone in the party whether to demand ban on the film or not. Any such demand to ban would have been considered as attack on freedom of expression.
Damage-control exercise of Congress President by giving special honour of symbolic cake-cutting to Dr Manmohan Singh on occasion of Foundation-Day of oldest political party with Congress President seen helping him, and confusing talks by party-cadre for demand to ban of the film bounced back giving extra publicity to the film which is said to have projected Dr Manmohansingh having acted on directions of the then Congress President during his tenure as Prime Minister. Ignoring release of film would have been beneficial for Congress.
It is noteworthy that famous Hindi film Aandhi was banned in Congress regime at the centre because of common knowledge that the film was based on real life of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Jajpur,28/12/18:Odisha’s second steel city at Kalinganagar has completed twenty-six years. The then Odisha chief minister Biju Patnaik had visualized the Kalinganagar industrialization dream in 1990s and planned to set up steel hub in Jajpur district. He laid foundation stone of industrialization in Kalinganagar area under Sukinda and Danagadi blocks in 1992.
Biju Patnaik’s dream for industrialization came true and now over ten small, large and medium industries are operating in Kalinganagar area. The second edition of “Kalinganagar Mahotsav” was organized successfully with a purpose to pay tribute to visionary leader Biju Babu.
The Kalinganagar Mahotsav 2018 started at kharadi ground at Danagadi in Kalinga Nagar Industrial area on December 22 under the leaders of local MLA Pritiranjan Ghadai and it concluded on December 26. Two ministers – Prafulla Samal and Ashok Chandra Panda – graced the occasion.
While the chief guest and other dice dignitaries appreciated the initiative of local MLA for success of second ever “Kalinganagar Mahotsav,” which was mplemented in just twenty-five days, all the ears and eyes were on the address of former local MLA and finance minister Mr Prafula Ghadai on the concluding ceremony.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Ghadei said, "Kalinganagar Industrial complex or second steel city of state was the dream and vision of former chief minister Biju Patnaik 25 years ago. He was initiated the process of industrialization in 1990s and invited industry leaders, experts to make Sukinda of jajpur a steel hub. Now, Kalinganagar has created a special identity not only in India but also abroad.
Initially, he struggled and then he successfully implemented his dream. I had dreamt about Kalinganagar Mahotsav five years ago, but certain unfavourable circumstances delayed the implementation part, now I thanks to local MLA, administration, local people, displaced families and industries for successful inauguration of grand Mahotsav.
Kalinganagar Mahotsav is the real tribute to late Biju Babu.”;Local MLA Mr. Pritiranjan Ghadai told that “The aim of the Mahotasv is to create conducive environment at Kalinganagar and it will minimize the gap between industries and local people. It will provide a platform to youngsters to showcase their talents. Various cultural programs are being celebrated to entertain the people in Mahotsav.
MUKESH AMBANI DESERVES FULL COMPLIMENTS FOR BEING TRUE INDIAN BY PERFORMING MARRIAGE OF HER DAUGHTER IN INDIAThursday, 13 December 2018 03:50 Written by odishabarta
News Delhi,12/12/18:At a time when affording elite-rich celebrities and personalities in India are exhibiting their richness by going for marriage-celebrations outside in India like Virat Kohli with Anushka Sharma and Priyanka Chopra with Nick Jonas both couples performing marriage in Italy, wealthiest Indian Mukesh Ambani chose to perform marriage of her daughter in India. Earlier several other rich Indian industrialists also performed marriages of their children in foreign countries even by taking along full fleet of cooks there to prepare Indian food.
Being rich is not bad, but exhibition of richness by draining out Indian money for celebrations outside country is not good. Time has come to impose a marriage-tax for mega-budgeted marriages with additional surcharge if such marriages are performed outside the country.
Extra-rich persons can also be encouraged to commemorate family-functions by setting up public-utility institutions like schools, colleges or hospitals rather than racing for mega-expenses in private functions. Such commemorative-institutions can be blessed and graced with benign presence of VVIPs and celebrities. Amitabh Bachchan made a smart beginning by laying foundation-stone in name of Aishwarya Bachchan for a women-college in backward Daultapur (Barabanki) of UP on 27.01.2008 to commemorate an occasion.
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Bhubaneswar,27/11/18: Amara Muzik announces the production of 6 Odia movies in the next 2 years. A prominent Music Label in the eastern region of the country, Amara Muzik is all set to start its new journey in film production and it’s delighted to launch it in Odisha.
The Odisha film industry has for long been in the shadows. The state with a population of a little more than 4 crores, sees the release of not more than 30 regional movies a year, across 148 screens in the state. Fortunately, with the growing penetration of smart phones and the internet, the entertainment industry is opening its doors to fresh content and platforms.
Commenting on this venture, Mr Naveen Bhandari, Managing Director, Amara Muzik says, “An increasing number of people are accessing the internet, exploring regional films apart from mainstream Bollywood cinema. This provides us with a vast play area. We are looking forward to channelling our expertise in the digital space, to create a global audience for Odia movies. In the last three years, we’ve grown in the Odia market as a prominent Music Label, and have closely gauged the interests of the audience. There is a lot of experienced talent here and we look forward to collaborating with them to create magic through cinema. With our upcoming movies, we are looking at initiating and offering the market innovative concepts and better technology while working with the best of talent in the industry.”
Spearheading the production activities of the first film, Mal Mahu Jiban Mati: Bhagya Ra No Guarantee, is Amara Muzik’s Suraj Mohnot, Senior Executive. “The Odia Industry produces some great content and has some really good talent - both in terms of actors and technicians. It is a great step forward for Amara Muzik to enter movie production, and I am looking forward to this experience", says Mr Suraj Mohnot.
With the country moving towards regional content – music, movies, and regional literature; Amara Muzik hopes to facilitate people to stay connected to their roots while not compromising on the quality of content they consume. They are also looking at the production of movies in Chattisgarhi and other regional markets.
About Amara Muzik
Amara Muzik is a leading Music Label headquartered in Chennai. With a decade-long experience in the entertainment industry and three years in the Odia music industry, the label has risen to prominence with films like Bye Bye Dubai, Baby, Kabula Barabula Searching Laila and more. Amara Muzik holds collective rights in the eastern region to over 300 movies and albums in Odia, Bengali and Chhattisgarhi.
Talcher,19/11/18:A musical programme by Celebrity Bollywood singer Prathibha Singh Baghel of Saregama Fame & Troupe was organised on the occasion of 44 th NTPC Raising day celebration at NTPC Talcher Kaniha on 17.11.2018. The day was celebrated as foundation day of Maharatna NTPC which was founded on November 7, 1975.
On this special day Chief Guest Narasingha Bhol ,DIG(Angul) & Shri Santosh James,Chief General Manager inaugurated the programme by lighting of lamps in the august presence of Shri S K Misra ,Additional SP (Angul) & Shri Paresh Chandra Nayak ,Sub Collector ,Talcher.
On the occasion school children of NTPC Kaniha who have been selected for musical performance for NTPC Raising Celebration at New Delhi too performed with title "Jeevan ek boond ki kahani" highlighting importance of water in life.
Ollywood Singers Sudip Prabha & Sarmsita Sarkar too performed during the musical programme. The musical night saw the participation in huge numbers which included senior officials employees, representatives of union and association, associates and people from nearby villages.
Star Prathibha Singh Baghel sang and danced on the some of the latest top chart songs & old evergreen songs including famous odia song "ranga bati.."which was the major attraction of the musical night. Crowd gathered on the occasion were enthralled with the voice of the singers and were found cheering & dancing with all time hit numbers.
Bhubaneswar,17/11/18:A commemorative event for the Birth Centenary of Prof. Dev Mohapatra is to be held on 18 November '2018 at National School of Drama , Delhi.
Some distinguished speakers invited for the event are Lalit Mansingh(former Ambassador), Dharmendra Pradhan (Union Minister), Suparno Satpathy (Chairman SNSMT), Mahesh Sharma (Union Minister), Ashok Chandra Panda (Minister in Odisha) , Jatin Das (Artist) and Sunil K Bhargava (Resident Commissioner in Delhi for Govt. of Odisha) .
Prof. Dev Mohapatra an author and creative artist from Odisha made significant contributions in the field of literature and theatre in the early period post Independence era of India.
His first Odia book in 1940 'Drushtikon' written on 'sex and love' was a taboo in that age, but the same was critically acclaimed by established writers of that era Laxmikanta Mohapatra, Harishchandra Baral and Radhanayak Gadnayak. They had appreciated the then young Dev's ideas.
In 1948 Dev Mohapatra launched his seminal work an illustrated hand written magazine in Odia from Bombay called “Kumkum”. No magazine of its kind had been published till date in Odia literature and naturally Kumkum created a sensation in the literary world back then.
Kumkum proudly holds the place as the first hand written illustrated Odia magazine. Even after 68 years of its ceasing publication Kumkum is still fondly remembered as a unique, one of its kind magazine of its era.
Many well known Odia writers wrote articles for Kumkum. Writers such as Phaturananda (Ramachandra Misra), poetess Bidyut Prabha Devi, Kantakabi Laxmikanta Mahapatra, Mohapatra Nilamani Sahu, Padmabhushan Kalindi Charan Panigrahni, Padmashri Manoj Das, Rajkishore Mohanty and also the Ex Chief Minister of Odisha Nandini Satpathy.
In 1959 Dev Mohapatra was selected for a UNESCO scholarship to study Scenic Design and Theatre Architecture in Japan and returning from there he got the job of an Associate Professor at the newly established National School of Drama.
He remained associated with NSD and the theatre world from 1960 till 1995, the year he passed away due to a sudden illness. He made significant contributions towards popularizing Odissi dance form and dancers in the national capital.
Cuttack,13/11/18: Eminent Odia singer Chitta Jena breathed his last at a private hospital in Cuttack today morning.
His well known songs which people still remembers ‘Mo Priya Tharu Kiye’, ‘Rupa heithiba labanyabati, ‘Udi gala gendalia’ and ‘Ki Sundara Aaha Ki Aananda Maya’ are the ones that have captured the hearts of Odias.
Jena was born in the year 1941 and lent his voice for the first time in 1974 for the movie ‘Mana Akasha’ and was awarded with the prestigious ‘Prafulla Kar Samman’ by Prafulla Kar Foundation for his outstanding achievement in the field of music and lending voice to popular compositions.
Members of the Odia film fraternity have mourned the loss of the veteran singer.
“It is very difficult to believe that he left us. It is a big loss for us. He had an extraordinary voice,” eminent singer/composer Prafulla Kar said.
Speaking about Jena, Odia actor Mihir Das said, “He stood like a pillar for his family. His death leaves a void that cannot be filled. His memories will always remain with us.”
Bhubaneswar,30/09/18:The Cultural Committee of XUB is gearing up to present the very first edition of Xamboree - the flagship event of XUB, which is slated to be the biggest Cultural – Management fest of Eastern India. Spread across 3 days, from 4th-6th October 2018, it will be a blend of individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds coming together for music, art, theatre, literature and business events and will put to test their intellectual, oratory, artistic, creative skills and business inclination. It is an opportunity for students from different schools and colleges to hone their talents to fiercely compete. It is expected to have more than 100 educational institutions participating and a footfall of over 5000. This is the platform to inspire and be inspired, and it stays true to its vision of motivating the youth of our nation to think out of the box, expand their horizons and reach the zenith of success in all their endeavours.The students of Xavier School of Human Resource Management, Xavier School of Rural Management, Xavier School of Sustainability Management, Xavier Center of Urban Management & Governance, and Xavier School of Commerce have left no stone unturned to ensure that the magnum opus is a huge success.
A myriad of exhilarating events is lined up with loads of exciting prizes to offer.
The first day will witness stage events, including ‘Dhwani’, a musical extravaganza, and a fashion show christened ‘Runway Roll’. The student body have planned business events like Gladiator, Proact, Urbrainiac,Skill Cityand Business Buzzwhich are an amalgamation of management scenarios prevailing in the real world. The MUN (Modern United Nations) will commence on the first day, andaHandicraft Stall will be put up in the campus for all three days of the fest where the work of our precious Mess Staff will be on sale.
Day two will comprise of ‘Sonix’, a battle of bands, followed bythe finale of Dhwaniand Chakravyuh, a business simulation game. The Social Responsibility Cell of XUB along with X-Seed, the entrepreneurship cell, is providing the students a platform to present theirbusiness models in ‘Samriddhi’. ‘Shristi’, a photography competition will be conducted by X-lens, the photography society of XUB while XIMAHR, the student's association of Xavier School of Human Resource Management, will be organizing a problem-solving simulation called Case In point. A workshop will be organized for the Literature Lovers by the famous Scribbled Stories.
The final day will start with Tamasha, the street play competition, followed by Footloose, an event dedicated to all the dancers. Viraasat, a celebration of the culture of our past and present, by the XUB chapter of
SPICMACAY, will also be held on the last day along with an inter college social entrepreneurship competition, Spardha. The grand finale will be Celeblitz, a musical fiesta by the most sensational rapper in the country - Badshah, accompanied by the very talented Aastha Gill.
This 3-day spectacle promises to be a unique experience for everyone who believes in the power of the students, who, through their medium of expression, are steering the winds of change.