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.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
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.
‘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.