Friday, August 17, 2012

MCL celebrates I' Day with Keshab Swain

Thousands of people that gathered during the celebration of Independence Day function at Anand vihar of Mahanadi coalfields at Burla town were totally amazed to witness the martial arts of Keshab Swain, the Guinness-book-world record holder of Odisha for breaking maximum number of green-coconut in a given time. People cheered him when he started smashing green-coconuts with his head and elbow. Keshab of Bhubaneswar has entered Guinness book by breaking 85 green coconuts in 52 seconds with his elbow.
‘It was amazing moment for us to witness his art of braking green-coconuts. He is really a powerful man”, the CMD of MCL AN Sahay said while felicitated him on this occasion for making every one proud for showing real power of the human body. Sahay took the salute during the Independence Day parade organized in the Anand Vihar ground where students of various educational institutions of Burla and Sambalpur had participated.  
On the other hand, Keshab expressed gratitude to the officials of the MCL for giving him honour on this occasion. “I am delighted with the love and affection of the people of the company. I feel as if they are my own family members”, Keshab Swain said while talking to the media after his felicitation. He informed that he is trying to better up his score in future. At present he is preparing for entering in the ‘Asia Book’ and ‘India Book’ for which programme is scheduled to be held in Bhubaneswar on 29th of September 2012.
Keshab revealed that he wanted to enter another record in Guinness book by breaking green coconut with his head.  “I am preparing to break 30 green coconuts in one minute with my head”, Keshab said.   He informed that he has completed physical therapy training from Hyderabad to start a career as Physio-therapist.  In every sport, we need a physical therapist to guide the participant. “But due to lack of patronage, out youths do not opt to make it a career”, Keshab said. While informing about his future target, Keshab said that he wanted to establish an institution in Bhubaneswar shortly to provide training to the children on martial art.” But it depends on the government and various corporate houses as it requires financial assistance to meet the expenditure”, Keshab asserted 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Bajarang Dal backs four converted-Christian family to Hindu fold

Four families of 'converted Christians' at Marketpara  village under Attabira  police station limits of Bargarh district  have returned to the Hindu fold during a function amidst chanting of mantras by the priests. They identified as Jogeswar Kumbhar, Purander Deep, Padma Suna and Birman Bag along with their family members. They revealed that they had converted to Christianity 5 years back with the instigation of a missionary pester. The local Bajarang Dal organized the programme and welcomed the people for coming back.
This happens with the close heels of an attempt to convent a Hindu boy to Christianity by one pester in the name of recovering the child from prolong illness on Tuesday. “We rushed to the spot and restrained the attempt of the Christian Padri from doing the act. At the same time four ‘converted Christian’ families desired to come back to Hindu. So we organized a Jagna and brought them back by performing puja in Hindu rituals”, activists Soroj Jha and Sudhir Barik said on Wednesday. 

Sambalpur youth becomes icon of Infosys

Ansuman Panda
Sambalpur youth becomes the heartthrob for many young IT professional after he became new model for the Infosys. He got the rare opportunity to feature in the latest advertisement campaign released by Infosys on the theme, ‘future is built by the restless’ as he was selected among several hundreds participants to become the face of the company having a strength of 15 million employees.      He went through several screening test to become the icon of the company to appeal the young professionals to join the company.
Meet Ansuman Panda a Bangalore based IT professional who hails from the small town of Sambalpur.  He is the son of Sasanka Sekhar Panda, the Joint Director in the Department of Information and Public Relations and grand son of Sambalpur based renowned Oriya writer Uma Shankar Panda. Ansuman has covered a long way to achieve the rare opportunity.  Studying in central school of Bolangir up to matriculation, he moved to Bhubaneswar for his intermediate. He joined Kalinga Institute of Information Technology (KIIT) to get his engineering degree in IT.  In 2009 he joined Infosys at Bangalore. He is currently working as testing engineer in Infosys.
The family members of Ansuman as well friends and relations expressed happiness over his achievement. They feel this will definitely encourage the young talents of the region. “It was a happy and unforgettable moment for us when we first received the news. I feel proud for him.” jubilant father Sasanka Sekhar Panda said on Tuesday.  “It was not an easy task for me. But ultimately I got the opportunity to represent the company though campaign and advertisement. It is really a matter of pride for me”, Ansuman said.   On the other hand, his achievement has given a new strength to the younger generation of the locality. The photograph of the young IT professional is really reflecting the restlessness to build a future. I am really glad to view the advertisement campaign,” said Kamalakshya Pruseth, a student from Gangadhar Meher college of Sambalpur.  

Techno fest Samavesh 2012 concluded in VSSUT

4-day techno-management festival ‘Samavesh-2012’ concluded  in   veer Surendra Sai  University of technology (VSSUT) of Burla on Sunday  where students of various engineering and technology institutes across the country have participated and displayed various new technology and idea through seminars and exhibitions. The event is designed in such way that it provides ample scope for the exposure of the students participated in the programme.  The event also provided an environment to the students where they shared their ideas and thought with each other which they feel would be helpful for their future career.
‘It is really a nice experience to be a part of the ‘Samavesh-2012’. With limited resources the organizers have designed the event in such a manner that each and every participant feels thrilled and cheerful. We also feel the need of such events for technical students as they we get opportunity to share our though and talent”, senior faculty member and Vice-President of the event Sanjay Agrawal said
The participants of the event opined that such progremmes are essential for the technical students as it helps them to explore their inner ability and talent. “Samavesh is the only fest in Odisha with such a great number of events & live participation. Past editions of Samavesh have seen many splendid technical & business events of repute & the same tradition continues even. But this is my first experience to participate such a nice event‘first year student of VSSUT,   Stitha Prajnya Panda expressed.
The techno-festival has been formulated and planned by the students of veer Surendra Sai University of Technology with the guidance and cooperation of the vice-chancellor and faculty members.  The students of the technology university feel happy to host such an event where more than 200 participants from various technical institutions including silicon, KIIT, ITER and CET of Bhubaneswar, NIT of Rourkela, VITAM of Berhampur and Black diamond of Jharsuguda have participated apart from the host VSSUT.
Besides work-shops and guest lectures, the participants are getting opportunity to participate in the robotics, coding event and technical events including aero-modeling, 3dimention animation and image processing.  We are happy to become the participants of the programme, the students of Black diamond
“We feel proud to become the host of the festival as it gives an opportunity to share our thought with our counterparts from various other institutions. With the limited resources and sponsorship from the industrials houses of our vicinity we have organized the event for the greater cause of the technical students of the state.  We are thankful to our VC and other faculty members along with our alumni for their supports and encouragement.” Debabrat Panda, a student and member of the organizing committee of the event said.
During the festival students of host institute are getting maximum opportunity to show their talents and experiments. Students of various departments have taken part in various events looking to their taste and interest. “Though we are in civil and mechanical wing we have taken part in ‘robotics because of our interest. We designed our robot with technical help from other students and played successfully in the event”, 3rd year students of black diamond technical institute of Jharsuguda Srustisriya Mohanty and Tapaswini Ray said.
“During the programme we have also organized entertainment and stage show in every night for the relaxation and amusement of the participants. We have included laser-light show and music band during each night”, management leader of Smavesh-2012, Debabrat panda said.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

KISS students rescued by the Railway police

Sambalpur Railway police rescued 6 minor tribal students from the local Railway station on Friday while travelling in Puri-Rourkela Tapaswaini express. They were studying in the KISS (Kalinga Institute of Social service), a charitable wing of KIITs of Bhubaneswar but they left the school premises with out the knowledge of school authority and boarded the train to go to their respective villages. The railway police intimated it to their parents on getting identity of the children. The parents who came to Sambalpur to take back their children described it ‘gross negligence’ of the school authority. 

The children identified as Subash Majhi (10)Baliakani village , Asish Ekka (11)of Gidpahadi , Sahil Suren (11) of Nuagaon ,Dayasagar Lakra (11) of Balisankara and Alok Kujur(11) of Gunchitipur village and Akash Topo(9) Bamnibahal village of Sundergarh district were studying in class 3th ,4th and 5th classes. 

“We have given our children believing proper security and care to them by the school management. But how the management was unaware when 6 of the children were gone missing from the institution’, the relation of a child Dhaneswar Majhi said. 

Railway police sources some of the passengers informed the police when they found cast doubt on the movement of the children. Police went to the train and rescued them. “The children were travelling in a group and since they did not have any warm clothes, they were shivering with the cold during night. We informed their parents when we ascertained their identity”, the inspector of GRP Sambalpur PK Dash said. 

“Since they were in a residential school, it was the duty of the school management to look after the children. But the management was aware about the children when I personally informed one of the senior officers over phone”, Dash said. 

On the other hand, senior officials of the school management denied of having any negligence while maintaining the school in Bhubaneswar. Describing its’ a ‘rare incident’ in school history, Basanta Kumar Behera, a senior official of the management, claims of giving proper care and facilities to the students. “We are providing personal attention to the each and every student for their overall growth. The students seemed to be new to the school environment and it would take time to adjust”, Behera said. According to him a team was deputed to bring back the children.