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Bhubaneswar,14th August 2019:Centre for Advocacy and Research(CFAR) a non-government organization(NGO)working for the development of slum dwellers today celebrated International Youth Day(IYD) at CYSD, Bhubaneswarwith the youths of slums with the supportof IGSSS, New Delhi. About 40 young boys and girls from Kargil Basti, Kelasahi and Palaspalli slums participated in the celebration.
Mrs. Rosalin Pattnaik, the project Coordinator of CFAR welcoming all the youths and guests on the occasion shared the importance of the day. Sharing the objectives of celebration of the day she said, “The IYD is being celebrated across the globe on 12 August every year from 2000 to recognize the efforts of the world's youth in enhancing global society. It also aims to promote ways to engage them in becoming more actively involved in making positive contributions to their communities.” She further said “the IYD is being celebrated to draw attention of the society and Govt. on the issues faced by youths all over the world in general and by the youths of slums in particular and to remind the young of the slumsof their rights and responsibility towards society and vice versa, to motivate them to achieve excellence in the field of national development and social service, etc”.
Highlighting the problems being faced by the youths of the slum areas she said, due to the lack of land rights of their dwellings, they are prone to unhygienicliving, deprive of basic facilities,school drops outs, psychosocial stress and unemployment, and they easily fall in the traps of addiction and violence”.
Madhusudan Das, national trustee of the National Youth Project speaking on the occasion shared the importance of the day and said, “As per the United Nation, there are around 1.8 billion young people between the ages group of 10 and 24 in the world and celebrating the IYD is paying a special attention to these youths and to raise awareness amongst them so that they can face upcoming challenges and problems in their live. He further called youths as “change maker”, “hope of the future” and emphasized on the role of the youth in tackling problems like corruption, violence in the society. He also sang a number encouraging songs with music created a fabulous atmosphere.
Mr. Pragya Paramita Bastia, Project Manager of 181 speaking on the occasion emphasized on the theme of the IYD, 2019 and said, “like every year, this year the theme of the IYD has been "Transforming Education" to make education more inclusive and accessible for all youths of the globe so that we can achieve the set Goal-4 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which promises to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” She further raised concern over the dropping out of youths from schools and colleges and shared that currently, only 10 percent of the young people have completed upper secondary education in low-income countries.
Well known anchor Mr.Som joining as guest on the occasion encouraged the youths with enchanting slogans and urged them to adopt challenging path for the betterment of society. He alerted the youth to kept them away from drugs. He said in Odisha, the number of drug addicts is increasing faster, 40 per cent kids use inhalants and about 15 per cent children use heroin resulting petty theft, drug trafficking or criminal activities. He further emphasized on the awareness at the youths on the consequences of addictions.
At the end of the programme the youths participated in the celebration sung songs and took a pledge to avoid negative thoughts from their mind and to adopt positive outlook and do betterment of themselves and for the society. On the occasion, they sent out a massage how to deal with the problems being faced by youths like violence, unemployment, drug abused and to build their leadership quality. Mrs. Pragnya Priyadarsini, Project coordinator CFAR gave vote of thanks to all the participants and guests.
It is to be noted that 12 August is celebrated as IYD all over the world and concerts, workshops, cultural events, and meetings involving national and local government officials and youths. This year Govt. of India also celebrated the IYD by conferring the National Youth Awards for excellent work and contribution in different fields of development and social service.
Berhampur,14/08/19:Let the flag high, It doesn’t means that flag bearer’s rule spreads to infinite, It’s not about ego, it’s not about egoistic pride, even not about egoistic togetherness. It’s about the representation of the characteristics of community, community men and nature there. Let the flag high is to motivate them to imbibe those higher energies, which conveyedby the flag.
What are the energies of Indian-ness (Bhartiyata) , This was the basic thoughts behind the Tirangaa. That should be something like that which includes all the possible tones of Indian-ness, that was the efforts and thought of Gandhi and Gandhi-men’s. After several distillation with time the current national flag Tirangaa came.
The Ashok Chakra at the centre, previously Charkha- the spinning wheel at the centre, the three colours all these are the motivations to wave Indian-nessaround.
That is not red, that is Bhagwa, The saffron. That is not red means that that is not only about sacrifice, power. That is bhagwa, the saffron, the mix of red, high energy and yellow, the higher purpose. That is about fearlessness with sense of right. That is about Ram.
The white is pure light, peaceful light. It represents beings of that character which makes everything pure and peaceful, by involving themselves in them absolutely. This is Budhh, this is about lotus.
The green is the colour of nature. With nature, while seeing it, while feeling it, a balance is happened inside. So green is harmonious living with nature. It’s about sustainable &Eco-friendly ways.
Charkha convey democratic ways, it’s about self-dependency, it’s about third government the panchayat, and it’s about real independence.
The Ashok Chakra represents the life cycle. As about life-death-life…, about Karma-result-destiny-karma-result…, about start-end-start-eternal-lity. So, becauseof this it’s the wheel of dharma i.e. the correct sense of life.
If there is any world flag that will be of no shape no colour, an invisible one. Or that will be of all shape, all colours, and still invisible one. Means either that will be all or nothing. That will remain same in any perturbation. That will be Shiva, the well of all energies.
Bhubaneswar,14/08/19:Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal today approved the appointment of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi as the State Election Commissioner.
Following this, Padhi will leave his post as the Chief Secretary. Besides, the names of top bureaucrats in order to fill in the shoes of Chief Secretary are coming up.
Padhi, a 1983 batch officer, is presently working as Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. He had taken over as the head of the bureaucracy on November 30, 2015.
Padhi has run the administration without any controversy because he is a stickler for perfection. He is respected by both officials and political circles.
Padhi was previously additional chief secretary to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Padhi has been handling the CM’s office since 2010.
Kalahandi,14/08/19: Kalahandi District is mostly affected with flood since last two weeks. With low pressure in Bay of Bengal heavy rains continued last 6th August till 9th..
Just after two days intervals again heavy rains on track till 12th August. The meteorological department declared red warning to the district for heavy rains.
More than 30 thousand people are affected for this flood situation. More than 60 villages of Thuamul Rampur Block, 220 villages of Lanjigarh Block, Villages of Karlamunda Block, Kesinga Block and M Rampur Block are most affected. As on date villagers of 7 villages in Lanjigarh block are within the flood water and out of external communications.
As per source in Lanjigarh Block the Malijubang, Kankutru, Lanjigarh Road,Lanji,Bhurtigarh, Champadeipur, Lanjigarh, Chhatrapur, Biswanathpur, Kamardhha,Baterlima and some other interior Gram Panchayats are mostly affected on fllod. Like that in Thuamul Rampur Block the Kerpai,Silet, Nakrundi,Taljhapi,Kiapadar grampanchayats are mostly affected. In m-rampur Block and Karlamunda Block the rivers are over flows and flood situation is going on. In Kesinga Block the widest river Tel is over flows and flood situation is going on.
In Kalampur Block the Hati River is overflows with rain water as well as the surplus water flows by the Indravati Mangalpur Barage and the villages like Biripur, Natikhal, Karmeli, Dangariguda etc are under the flood water as the said villages are at the river bank.
In Junagarh Block the villages at the Hati River bank are mostly affected. The village like Kotengaon, and the Kachharpada village were within the flood and villagers suffered a lot. The heavy rain water flows over the Hati River bank villages and thousands of Acre of crop land were affected. The crop Land of Antarla, Ambadula Villages was mostly affected by the flood as most of the lands are in downstream.
After heavy rains from 12th Aug 892 villager from 10 Grampanchayts of 3 blocks like Karlamunda, Kesinga and Madanpur Rampur Blocks are rescued by District administration and kept them in safe places. The shifted people are given dry and cooked food by the administration, Says emergency officer. The devotees blocked at the Belkhandi Shiv temple under Kesinga Block were rescued by the ODRAF team. One Tata magic vehicle was flowed in the Kaliganga river in MadanRampur Block.
In between Revenue Minister Sudam Marandi visited the district and review the flood situation and directed the district administration to provide assessment of flood situation so that state government can provide assistance.
Chennai: India’s spacecraft to the moon Chandrayaan-2 on Wednesday successfully entered the Lunar Transfer Trajectory (LTT) after its orbit was raised further, said Indian space agency.
According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the final orbit raising manoeuvre of Chandrayaan-2 was successfully carried out at 2.21 a.m. by firing the spacecraft’s motors for 1,203 seconds.
“With this, Chandrayaan-2 entered the Lunar Transfer Trajectory. Earlier, the spacecraft’s orbit was progressively increased five times during July 23 to August 06, 2019,” ISRO said.
The health of the spacecraft is being continuously monitored from the Mission Operations Complex (MOX) at ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) in Bengaluru with support from Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) antennas at Byalalu, near Bengaluru.
Since its launch on July 22, 2019 by GSLV MkIII-M1 vehicle, all systems onboard Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft are performing normal.
According to ISRO, Chandrayaan-2 will approach Moon on August 20, 2019 and the spacecraft’s liquid engine will be fired again to insert the spacecraft into a lunar orbit.
Source input; otv,Posted by;Odishsbarta for public interest, Published by;IANS News @08:18 AM,dt.14/08/19
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.
Bolangir,13/08/19:There seems to be no respite for Bolangir district from the nature’s wrath as close on the heels of a drought-like situation, incessant rainfall is wreaking havoc in the district.
In Bolangir town, schools, hospitals, residential buildings, and government offices have been severely flooded by rainwater. The flood-affected locals have alleged that they are yet to receive any kind of help from the local administration.
“Our homes are filled with water after flooding. The situation is so bad that we are not able to cook food. No relief material has been supplied yet,” said a Bolangir town local.
Some residents have also alleged that due to construction of Laxmizor Dam, water logging is severely affecting the area.
“We had never witnessed such a situation and it is happening only because of the dam which is stopping the water,” said another resident.
After the situation worsened today morning, police along with Fire Department officials of Bolangir and Loisingha launched rescue operations to relocate marooned locals.
Speaking on the matter, District Emergency Officer of Bolangir, Shankarshan Pradhan, said “Members of the Fire department and cops have launched rescue operations. Soon, cooked food will be given to the residents.”
Bolangir Sub-Divisional Police Officer Srimant Barik said, “We have rescued 60 to 70 people since morning. The rescued persons include children and elderly residents.”
Bhubaneswar,13/08/19: The India Meteorological Department has issued Red Warning for seven districts of Odisha where extremely heavy rainfall is likely to occur under the impact of the low pressure.
The alert has been sounded for Sundergarh, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Boudh, Sonepur, Nuapada and Jharsuguda districts.
“Yesterday’s Low Pressure Area over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining West Bengal & north Odisha coast now lies over southern parts of Gangetic West Bengal & adjoining north Odisha and associated cyclonic circulation extends upto 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting southwestward with height. It is likely to become more marked during next 48 hours,” the IMD said in its special bulletin.
The weather office also issued Orange Warning for Koraput, Raygada, Kandhamal, Nawarangpur, Angul, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Bargarh districts where heavy to very heavy rainfall is predicted.
Besides, Yellow Warning has been issued for Malkangiri, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Khurda, Puri, Gajpati and Ganjam districts.