Saturday, November 7, 2009

CM gave green signal on autonamy status to VSS Medicals

In order to make the college one of the country’s best medical institution, Chief minister Naveen Patniak has given green signal on the autonomy status to VSS medical college. While speaking at the golden jubilee function of the VSS medical College of Burla on Friday he announced to set up an ultra modern sickle cell centre at Burla to provide medical facilities to the anemic patients of 13 surrounding districts. Inaugurating the function CM Naveen Patnaik did not forget to express his love and compassion towards the institution.

“I feel quite happy when even I visit to this institution. Our government is committed to take all necessary steps to make the institution one of the country’s bests. We have planned to give special allocation to make the over all development of the college. We are planning to take autonomy issue very shortly”, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik told while addressing a large gathering in the auditorium of the VSS Medical College on Friday on the eve of its inaugural function of the Golden Jubilee celebration.

Amidst tight security Naveen Patnaik went straight to Burla on road after he landed here coming in a chopper. Heavy security was made to make the trip of the CM hassle free as apprehension of disturbances by the oppositions was there in connection with the farmer suicide and students unrest in the region. Police took preventive measures by detaining several BJP leaders including the local legislature. He was accompanied with by the state health minister Prasanna Acharya returned back immediately to Bhubaneswar soon after the function was over.

Speaking on the occasion, health minister Prasanna Acharya said that each and every staff of the college hospital has to play a role to for the development of the institution. He revealed that government has already started process to give the autonomy status to the medical colleges of the state. “Gone are those days when government was taking interest for the development of only one institution and one area. Our government is planning to end the regional imbalance by treating equal status for every region by giving importance for over all growth”, Mr. Acharya said. Expressing concern over the non-utilization of several sophisticated medical equipment owing to no-availability of technicians and experts he suggested the college authorities to change their mindset “I know there are several sophisticated machines and equipments that are dumped in the storeroom of the medical colleges of the state for non-availability of technicians and experts. So why you will place order when you do not have experts”, Mr. Acharya said. The Principal of the college Dr. Jenet Khalkho, superintendent of the hospital Dr. GD Das and former health minister Sanatan Bishi were prominent among other attended the function.

police arrested local lagilature hours before CM's arrive

In anticipation of serous law and order during the visit of Chief Minister Naveen Patinak, police arrested about 50 workers of the BJP including the local legislature Jay Narayan Mishra on Friday. Mishra was invited as the guest of honour to the golden jubilee function of the VSS medical college held at Burla on Friday where Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik attended as the chief guest to inaugurate the function.

Sources said, golden jubilee function of VSS Medical College was scheduled to hold on Friday on which Chief Minister was attended as chief guest to inaugurate the function. Local legislature Jay Narayan Mishra was also invited to the function as guest of honour. But before his departure to Burla police arrested him from his house.

When contacted, legislature Mishra criticized local administration for arresting him on the eve of the chief minister’s visit to his constituency. “It was totally undemocratic and unethical to stop a legislature” Mishra told. “Perhaps administration is frightened over the farmers issue and does not want to face the reality. By detaining me administration has proved it”, Mishra added.

It may be mentioned here BJP has taken the farmers issue seriously after the suicidal deaths of 8 farmers in the region over the past 3 months. BJP also decided to drag Naveen government on this issue. Earlier BJP worker had blackened the face of a senior agriculture officer in protest against the failure of the government on farmer suicide issue. So administration is hopefully not ready to face another such incident during the visit of Chief Minister. So to take preventive measures, administration has arrested BJP workers along with the legislature, sources said.

However police denied such allegation. The IG (NR) YB Khurania told that legislature Mishra forced the police to arrest him after the arrest of few party workers. “When he asked for his arrest we take him into the custody”, Khurania told.

articifical limb: provided new hope by Marwadi Yuba Manch

Ramakrishna’s world crushed down before him when he lost his right leg in an accident 2 years back. He was depressed thinking a dark future ahead. But thanks to the efforts of local Marwadi Yuba Manch, Ramakrishna regained his strength and walked just like a normal human with an artificial limb

Kabita Pradhan, a 22 years old girl of Pallahada of Deogarh district was unable to walk from the very beginning as she was affected with polio in her childhood. But her dream to walk like a normal human came true when she joined the artificial limb camp organized by Marwadi Yuba Manch a year ago.

Like Ramakrishna and Kabita, the ‘free artificial limbs camp’ that is organized by the Marwadi Yuba Manch every year in Sambalpur helps many persons to bring their long cherished dream into reality. Moreover, they have to spend not a single penny for this as cost of materials and lodging a boarding of the patients during the camp is borne by the organization. “This is a part of our mission to make every one physically sound and to make the country deformity-less”, member of the All India Marwadi Yuba Manch of Sambalpur chapter and camp convener Sankar Pansari told. An artificial limb camp is presently under progress at Khetrajpur’s Dharmasala in the town where at least 18 people have been selected for providing artificial limbs. The camp that concludes on Tuesday was organized to commemorate the silver jubilee year of the All India Marwadi Yuba Manch.

“I was totally depressed whan an accident took away my right leg bellow from the knee 2 years back. But now with the artificial limb I am able to walk like a normal human being. I am thankful to the member of Marwadi Yuba Manch for their benevolent job for which I regain my strength”, Ramakrishna, a 55 years old farmer of Sindurbahal village of Bargarh district told TOI while he was in the camp organized by the Yuba Manch on Tuesday.

Sources said, All India Marwadi Yuba Manch, an all India level youth organization of the Marwadi community has devolved its own-system to prepare artificial limbs at the camp site. ‘After selection we take the size of the receiver and as per the specification we prepare the artificial part of the hands or legs as per requirements’ Binod Kumar Sharma of New Delhi told. We get maximum satisfaction when a person is able to walk with our efforts, he added He along with few other technicians has come with the raw materials to prepare artificial limbs at the camp site. “We are planning to organize a camp to rectify deformity of the polio patients through scissoring very soon”, Sankar Pnasari told revealing the future plan of the Sambalpur unit

another farmer commited suicide in Bolangir

Yet another debt-ridden farmer committed suicide in Keseipali village under Agalpur block of Bolangir district on Thursday. This is 8th such incident in a row in western Orissa alone in the current kharif session. The recent victim is identified as Baldev Barik (35) of Keseipali village of Bolangir district. He was rushed to Bolangir hospital where doctors declare him dead. Police registered a case and sent the body for autopsy. This was 8th farmers of western Orissa to die committing suicide in the current Kharif session

Sources said, deceased Baldev Barik (35) of Keseipali village was a small farmer of the village having only one and half acres of cultivable land of his own. But taking loan from the local cooperative society he cultivated 5 acres of land belongs to other villagers on contract basis. He was having 2 sons and one daughter within 1-6 years of age group. On Thursday early morning he went to his field to see the paddy. Earlier part of his paddy got destroyed due to swarm insects but he managed to kill it by spraying pesticide. But to his bad luck crop again got damaged with the attack of Chakada poka (another type-insect). He could not hold his patience and consumed pesticide to kill self. He informed his family about it.. He was soon taken to Loisingha Hospital and later to Bolangir hospital where he was declared dead. “We brought him to the Loisingha PHC soon he told about consumption of poison, later we took him to the Bolangir where doctors declared him dead”, one of his family members told. “He has taken a loan of Rs.10 thousand from the local cooperative society. So he might have taken such a step to avoid himself from the debt burden”, he added.

Looking to the seriousness of the case, police rushed to the hospital and recovered the dead body Police registered an unnatural death case and handed over the body to his family member on Sunday after conducting autopsy. “We registered a case and handed over the body to his family after autopsy was over”, a senior police officer of the district told.

On the other hand farmers of the district demanded compensation of Rs.5 lakhs to the deceased family and to declare Bolangir as draught hit district. A delegation of farmer led by Sudhir Parichha met the collector and handed over a memorandum to her in support of their demands.

“I have received memorandum from the farmers. I will recommend the government in support of their demand”, collector (Bolangir) Aswasti S told. “However Investigation is on to know the exact cause of committing suicide. Once I receive the report I will send it to the government for the compensation to the deceased family”, Ms Aswasti Told.

It may be mentioned here that on August 12th Pandab Bhoi (38) in Rengali block, on 4th Oct Gourahari Patra (48) in Lakhanpur block, on 7th Oct. Bidyadhar Bagh (40) in Rengali block committed suicide by consuming pesticide. On 18th Oct Angad Barik (65) in Jamenkira block committed suicide by coming under a running train. Like wise Kusha Majhi of Tarbode (Nuapara), Maharshee Narang of Hemgir (Sundergarh) and Kartik Mahakud (60) of Karnapali village (Subarnapur) have committed for the same cause. Another 3 farmers from coastal and southern Orissa had committed suicide over the past on week

VSS medical celebrates golden jubilee

Veer Surendra Sai Medical College is going to celebrate 5day long festival on the eve of its golden jubilee year that begins from Friday. But even after 50 years the institution has hardly fulfill the purpose behind its establishment. When the college hospital is only of its kind in the region, rotten equipments and shortage of doctors and technicians cause to close down several important departments round the year. Encroachment of land belongs to the college and nuisance by anti-socials bring a bad atmosphere inside the hospital. While the college authority blames the administration for not providing timely support to deal with the situation, few teachers feel college authority is responsible for the present situation.

“We know the encroachments are not made over night. Everybody is aware on it. But college authority does not take any action to prevent the encroachment. Now when situation has become worst, administration is reluctant to evict them as they are backed by few political parties. Most of the land belongs to the institution has been under illegal occupation. But for this we just can not blame the administration when college authority is equally responsible for not preventing them at the initial stage”, associate professor of VSS Medical college Dr. Chittaranjan Kar said.

Sources said, the VSS Medical College Hospital that was set up in Burla in 1959, is only health care center of its kind in the region on which people of entire western Orissa and part of the Chhatisgarh have been depending since its inception. However wrong policy and poor management coupled with shortage of doctors has left the patients to switch over to other places during emergency. Super specialist departments like Neuro-surgery, Urology, Nephrology and Skin VD are run with a single doctor and when the doctor goes on leave the department comes to close down.

“We are trying our level best to provide all possible heath care to the patients. But some times we fail because of some unavoidable circumstances. Several equipments need to replace and certain new machines are to be installed, but due to prevailing process and government’s policy things are going up slowly. However we are hopeful for a change in near future”, the superintendent of the VSS Medical college hospital Dr. Gunasagar Das told.

However he does not express full-satisfaction over the services available in the hospital at present. “We do not have sufficient teaching and non-teaching staff. Neither have we had adequate equipment still we are trying to provide beat medical services to our patients. However I am not fully satisfy over the provision”, Dr.Das told.

Dr. Das reveled that the golden Jubilee function is not just a function for fanfare and merrymaking but it is a time for retrospect the happening of last 50 years and to make further development of the intuition. “We have decided to celebrate the function to retrospect the past. We know the medical college and hospital is one of the best institutions of the country. Many famous doctors of the country are the alumni of the college. MRI and Kath lab along with few sophisticated equipments are going to install in the college. So I think things will improve soon”, Dr. Das told.

On the other hand, the college authority is not sure whether the administration is fully cooperative on the college affairs to evict the encroachment in the golden Jubilee year. We are going to construct golden jubilee gates on both side of the college. We are also planning to construct a golden jubilee guest house to commemorate 50 years. But this is possible only after the eviction of encroachment. So we are not sure when we get our land freed from the encroachment. We have approached the district administration on several occasions,” principal of the VSS medical College and chairman of the golden Jubilee celebration committee Prof Jenet Khalkho told

sexual exploitation charges against the swami of Kriyayog ashram

The dispute in Kriyayog Ashram of Rairakhol was exploded on Saturday when a tribal lady leveled charges of sexual exploitation against its managing head, Swami Kalikananda. She also demanded parenthood of a child fathered by the Swami. The Rairakhol police registered a case against the swami basing on the complaint of the lady.

“We have registered a case against Swami Kalikanada Giri basing on the complaint of Tilottama Mirdha. Investigation is on. However we have not yet arrested the accused as he is not available in Rairakhol” additional SP Labakanta Rana told. “Since it is a case u/s 3 sc/st act SDPO (Rairakhol) has been assigned for investigation”, Mr. Rana added.

Sources said, a tribal lady Tillottama Mirdha was working in the Rairakhol based Kriyayog Ashram more than a decade back. She was working in the Kitchen of the Ashram where she was sexually exploited by Swami Kalikananda few years ago. When she objected the act of swami she was threatened and assured to get her marred incase she maintains secrecy. Tillottama then succumbed to his lust and swami fathered her 2 children. But swami managed to abort one through herbal medicines but unable to kill the last one because she left the Ashram.

“Swami had assured to get me married. So I did not express it before any one. But now I need fatherhood of my child before she grown up”, Tilottama alleged while speaking to press on Saturday with the help of Justice Party of India.

“But we have taken up the issue to provide justice to a poor tribal lady. Party has nothing to do with the dispute of the Ashram’, Sanjay Kumar Sahu, the vice president of the Justice party of India told.

On the other hand the head of Kriyayog Swami Sankarananda Giri rubbishing such allegation against one of his followers said it aims to malice credibility of the Ashram. According to him few vested interest persons are eyeing on the property of the Ashram with the active support of a senior staff of the ashram. “We have recently driven out a senior lady staff of the ashram for violating ashram rules. So with the help of the lady she wants to create trouble to defame our credibility. Very soon every thing will crystal clear”, Swami Sankarananda Giri told. However Swami Kalikananda is not available for his comment.

It may be mentioned here that there are two schools running under the Kriyayog foundatioon namely Prabhuji English medium school at Rairakhol and Prabhuji Sevasram School at Laxamjhuli just 10 km away from Rairakhol. While free lodging and boarding is providing to the tribals and poor children of the society at Sevasram, the society charges money in the English medium school. At present about 200 students are residing in Sevashram and about 500 students in English Medium School the lady Tilottama was working as daily wage earner in the Sevasram at Laxamjhuli when the incident allegedly took place.


In the alleged swami Kalikananda’s sexual exploitation on a tribal lady, the president of Kriyayog foundation Swami Sankarananda Giri declares that his foundation is prepared for DNA test of the accused swami to prove him innocence. Briefing to the press media persons on Monday Swami Sankarananda accuses former vice-president of the foundation as the ‘king-pin’ of the whole episode. ‘After her removal from the foundation’s vice-president ship, she wants to ruin the credibility of the foundation by creating a false story against one of the swami of the foundation’, Swami Sankarananda said countering the allegation of a tribal lady who lodged a complaint against Swami Kalikananda with Rairakhol police station on Saturday where she claims him to be father of her daughter.

According to swami Sankarananda of ‘Kriyayog foundation’ under which the Prabhuji English Medium School and Prabhuji Sevasram are running at Rairakhol (60 km away from Sambalpur), the present vice-president Swami Kalikanada is innocent and the entire allegations that are made against him is false and baseless. “We are ready to go for DNA test of both Swami and the child to prove him innocent”. Swami Sankarananda told.

It may be mentioned here that a tribal lady Tillottama Mirdha made a complaint with the Rairakhol police on Saturday against Swami Kalikananda accusing him to have sexual relation with her and fathered her girl-child a decade ago when she was working in the Ashram. She also claimed that swami had administered her herbal medicine to terminate her first pregnancy. The police registered a case against Swami Kalikananda basing on the complaint of the tribal lady and failed to arrest him as he remains ‘abscond’ since after the police case. .

On the other hand Swami Sankarananda revealed that Sudhama was earlier vice-president of the foundation for a long period but recently she was sacked from foundation when misappropriation of official fund was found against her. ‘I know she is mastermind behind it to demolish our credibility by bring such a heinous allegation against a swami’ Swami Sankarananda told. Swami Sankarananda also reveals of getting constant life-threatening from anti-socials that are possibly instigated by Sudhama, the former vice-president of the foundation.

accept the truth:civil body suggests state government

The former high court justice Chaudhary Pratap Keshari Mishra suggests the state government to accept the truth on the draught situation occurred in the western part of the state as a result of which farmers are committing suicide one after another owing to heavy crop damage. “It is better to face the consequences by accepting the truth than to drag poor farmers to commit suicide” justice Mishra told while talking to the media on Thursday at Sambalpur.

Accepting the request of various civil societies and mass organizations of the state, justice Mishra led the fact-finding team, comprising former central minister Braja Kishore Tripathy and secretary of Kranti Mnach Chiita Ranjan Mohanty that visited draught hit areas of western Orissa and the villages where farmers have committed suicide owing to crop damage. During the two-day visits on Wednesday and Thursday the team also met the farmers of Jamenkira block sitting on a Dhrna over the past 18 days in front of the Tahasil office.

“It is a heinous crime on the part of the government not to take appropriate action to safeguard the interest of the farmers of the region even though farmers have expressed their apprehension much earlier about the situation to the government”, justice Mishra alleged.

According to him district administrations of both Sambalpur and Jharsuguda district are purely responsible for such a situation for not initiating appropriate steps in non-irrigated areas to involve the poor farmers in NREGS programme when these areas receive a very low rainfall this year. “From the records of the deceased Pandab Bhoi of Kamatikra (Sambalpur) who committed suicide on 12th August it is well established that district administration is not at all serious on the NREGS schemes. The empty pages of his job card shows that he never got a job under the scheme”, Justice Mishra told.

“Forget about the pre-action when the administration has even failed to include the wife of the deceased persons in any of the welfare schemes of the government months after the suicide of their husbands. When there are hundreds of welfare schemes with the government, the deceased families have been left with abject poverty”, justice Mishra told.

The members of the team alleged that most of the farmers of the non-irrigated areas have been supplied with kerosene pump-sets on the interest of the government officials. ‘But the officials take no step to supply kerosene to the farmers” former central minister Braja Kishore Tripathy told.

The team will submit a report to the governor to press the government to take immediate step to declare the area as draught hit by supplying all necessary materials free of cost to the farmers to strengthen them for the next crop. “We will submit a report to the governor to seek his intervention immediately”, the secretary of Kranti Mnach Chiita Ranjan Mohanty

congress wants to take political mileage from the existing situation

Congress workers seem jubilant over the overwhelmed support of the general public to make the ‘western Orissa bandh’ a successful on Monday. The senior party leaders are now thinking to take political advantage from the situation by highlighting failure of the government in both farmers and students issues. Party leaders have decided to keep this issue alive till the next session of assembly.

“The anguish of the common people got reflected during the ‘Bandh’. Government has totally failed in solving the problem of common people. The post occurrence of Farmers’ suicide and student unrest shows how government fails to tackle sensitive issue”, Sambalpur district congress president Sureswar Mishra told.

Congress has decided to begin a massive agitation against the state government on the farmers’ issue. Party leaders accuse the state government for not taking the issue seriously even after farmers of the region are continued to commit suicide one after another. “The government is not at all serious on the issue. When farmers of the state are committing suicides government is not ready to take its responsibility”, senior congress leader and Sambalpur MP Amarnath Pradhan told.

Congress begins its political campaign against the state government form western Orissa as the issue of farmers and recently occurred police excesses on student in Bolangir have become two major issues where congress gets opportunity to attack the government. “We have decided to continue our agitation to create awareness among the people regarding the failure of the government” senior congress leader and Sambalpur MP Amarnath Pradhan said.
According to the party source Agriculture minister of state PC Thomas is scheduled to visit Orissa on 10
th November. During the visit the minister will visit various places of the region to study the situation. Congress has decided to organize a massive farmers rally at Bargarh during the time of visit of the central minister.

“We are planning to organize a big farmers rally at Bargarh where central minister will take part and address the farmers. He will also visit several places to study the condition of the farmers”, Jharsuguda legislature Naba Das told.

The NSUI (student congress) on the other hand expressed deep gratitude to the people western Orissa for giving wholehearted support to make the Bandh successful. “We shall continue our agitation against the government to safeguard the interest of the student-mass. We further demand a compensation of Rs. 20 lakhs in place of Rs.5 lakhs to each of the deceased students’, the president of the NSUI of Sambalpur unit Debashis Dash told.

12 hours Bandh of congress passes peacefully

The 12-hour bandh call given by students’ congress threw life out of gear in western part of the state on Monday as rail and road traffic remained severely affected. Train movement was hit in the Sambalpur division for over more than six hours as congress activists stopped trains in various stations. The rail authority had to cancel 3 trains originating from Sambalpur on Monday Morning. Plying of buses was also stopped in view of the Bandh. Schools colleges, offices both private and government, banks, commercial establishments were closed down due to the picketing of the party workers. BJP workers and Bar associations of various places come forward in support of the Bandh.

According to the railway sources 3 trains including sambalpur-Puri intercity, Sambalpur-Rayagada intercity and Sambalpur-Rourkela DMU were cancelled and another 8 trains were detained on the route in view of the bandh. While Sambalpur-Nizamabad was detained in Sambalpur station, , Amritsar-Visakhapatnam Hirakud express got detained at Brajarajnagar station. Howrah-Keraput express was detained at Jharsuguda and BBSR-LMT express got detained at Boinda. The Ispat express was also detained at Hirakud station. “Train service was resumed at noon when all detained trains were allowed to run” an official of the division told.

“It was spontaneous as every one supported the Bandh”, District congress president Sureswar Mishra told. According to him though it given by the student congress against the police excesses on Bolangir students killing two of them, district congress with the help of various associations including bus owners, truck owners and merchant made the Bandh successful.

On the other hand looking to the bandh heavy police arrangement was made in various districts. While northern division IG Yogesh Bahadur Khurania was stationed at Bolangir, DIG (western) Lalit Das was stationed at Sambalpur to handle the situation. “It was quite normal in Bolangir. Except office of collector, all other offices remained close due to Bandh. About 18 platoons of police forces were deployed in Bolangir”, IG Khurania told.

Police arrested 87 persons in Jharsuguda and 31 persons in Bargarh during Bandh but no arrest was made in Sambalpur. Congress workers blocked roads on various places with burning tyres which restricted movement of private vehicles. However no unto ward incident was reported in any place of the region. “We deployed 18 platoons of police forces in Sambalpur, 3 platoons in Jharsuguda, 6 platoons in Bargarh and a platoon in Sonepur to tackle the situation. However thing passed peacefully every where in the region” DIG Lalit Das said.

The student congress on the other hand expressed gratitude to every one for the success of the Bandh. ‘It was possible because of the support of several organizations and association’, the president of the district Chhatra congress Debashis Dash told. We warn the government not to play with the sentiment of the students. “We demand a compensation of Rs. 20 lakhs to each deceased students in place of Rs. 5 lakhs”, Dash added.

standing committee to expidite VSS autonomy issue

The standing committee of state assembly has assured to expedite the proposal of giving autonomy to status to VSS Medical College and Hospital of Burla during their visit to Sambalpur on Friday. The committee members expressed concern on the non-functioning of the various equipments and machines only because of the absent of experts and technicians.

“Shortage of faculty members and technical staff becomes the real problem of the institution. we assure to expedite the autonomy issue as we feel every thing will be set right once the institution will be made autonomous”, the chairman of the committee and legislature Bishnu Das told.

Sources said the committee visits the district to assess the health and social welfare programme that are undergoing in the district. The committee comprises of the legislature Sipra Mallick, Sarojini Hemram, Adikanda Seth, Dr. Pramod Mallick and Hitesh Bagarti have visited VSS Medical College and Hospital on Friday. During their visit they review the vacancy position of both teaching and non-teaching staff, requirement of infrastructure and buildings. They also examine quality of health services available in the Hospital. “We find non-functioning of various equipments as there is not technical experts to run the machines”, Mr. Das said.

The members expressed concern over the volume of encroachment inside the campus. ‘Unauthorized occupation inside the campus is growing due to loose administration. We have directed the authority to take strict action against the illegal occupants’, Mr. Das said.

The committee also visited one roadside school to assess the position of the mid-day-meal schemes. Later they review the situation of the district by sharing their experience with district level officials in the DRDA conference hall.

“The members have discussed with the district level officials of various department before they leave for Bhubneswar in the evening”, the collector (Sambalpur) PK Patnaik told.

painless treament through mantra

Faith and believe on god some time does miracle in the human society. This was evident from a large gathering of patients that throngs in a camp organized by the Central Rotary club of Sambalpur on Wednesday where Nimesh Bhai Saha of Gujarat’s Ahemadabad was supposed to provide painless treatment to cure them. Sitting in chair on a stage he murmured few Mantras for 10 minutes and waving his right palm he claims to treat them through the radiation of the Mantra.

“About 5 thousand patients suffering of various deadly diseases have participated in the camp to get the free treatment. It is a treatment through Tantra and Mantra. When we hear the visit of Nimesh Bhai Saha of Ahemadabad to Orissa we immediately contact him to fix up the date. We have heard his power of his treatment through mantra. So we have thought to provide his power to our people”, the president of the Rotary Club of Central, Sambalpur Ramesh Kedia told.

Sources said, Nimesh Bhai Saha of Ahamadabad receives a godly power on 15th August 2007 to treat patients through Jain Navokar Mantra. It is such a powerful mantra that it can treat deadly disease like diabetics, cancer, thyroid, heart diseases and many more related to human body. “I have cured about 5 lakhs people through this mantra by organize more than 40 camps across the country It is a simple process to treat patients. I have received the power from god. People have experienced the changes minute after the treatment”, Nimesh Bhai Saha claimed

“But to keep the disease out from the body one has to perform satiwk style of living. No non-veg, no boozing, no tobacco and no stress in the life. Help to humankind and live disease free life”, Saha added.

However for few this is yet another form of superstition. “In the living world when people spend lakhs of rupees to get cured from a disease how a Mantra can cure a person. I just attend the camp to quench my curiosity”, diabetic patient RK Agrawal told.

But still it is a last resort for many patients who fail to recover even after spending huge money. “I do not know how this work. But I have a firm faith on Indian culture and Sometimes Mantra works more than the medicines” Madhusudan Kedia told

Oriya artists makes sai alive through his animation

Good news for the Devotees of the sirdi Saba who keep a great faith on the godly saint. Soon they will see his life history through animated version A young talented person hails from Orissa has taken the challenge to make the animated film of basing on the life history of Sirdi Saibaba. For the one hour life picture of the human god, the Siridi Sai foundation is going spend more than two crores rupees on his project.

Santosh Kumar Sahu has his own set up of an animation institution ‘Fantasia arts’ at Sambalpur and perhaps he is first Oriya to start his own venture to produce animation film in Orissa. He has got this technique from Singapore when he was involved in import-export trading few years back. A native of Baripada, Sahu is a promising Oriya who aims to give a new dimension to the animation world by highlighting Indian culture through his animation.

“Children are fun of animation and cartoon picture. But now American’s Disney or Chinese’s Jodo and fighting are prominently ruled over the croton world. So we can not blame our Children for going away from Indian culture. We have to produce more such cartoon like Krishna and Hanuman to highlight our culture among our children”, Santosh Sahu told.

According to him when he had been Berlin and Singapore during 2007 and 2008 in connection with his import-export business, he came in touch of the animation world. “After visiting several institutions in Borlin and Singapore couple of years back, I came in touch with the animation world. I was thrilled to experience technological development in animation.. Than I decided take animation as my career. I was having interest in animation since my child hood. So it was easy for me to take up the challenge”, Santosh added. a global merchant diploma holder from Global Maritime distress and safety communication (GMDSS) of Madras in 2004, Santosh, started his career in import-export business after completion of his diploma...

Coming back to India, Sushanta went to Bhopal and met famous animator KR Ghosh and with his active support he begins his career in animation technology. During his training period he worked for several animation projects including ‘Krishna’. “I have got an assignment to animate Siridi Sai’s life history. For the one hour picture I visit many villages related to Sai and collect many photographs of the persons that were in touch with Sai while he was alive”, Santosh told.

“We are also planning to start 2 Dimension and 3 Dimension animation diploma course and certificate in graphic design which helps to generate employment in various sectors. We have also decided to give animation training to school children to create interest among the children in animation work”, Santosh told.