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Varanaseya Utkala Samaja (VUS) is a registered, non-profit, non-political society for all odia loving people who lived in Varanasi at any period of their life. It is also known as Odia Society of Varanasi.
Nurture, preserve and propagate Odia elements in and around Varanasi.
Puri is the cultural capital of Odisha and Lord Jagannath is presiding deity of the state. Puri is as famous as Kashi for being the centre of religion, literature and culture. The land between the confluence of two rivers Varuna and Assi is known as Varanasi. This city holistically marks as a citadel of learning since time immemorial. Banaras Hindu University, founded by Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya, an illustrious son of India, has been added to its glory since its inception in 1916. It has also seen the unimaginable harmony in conglomerating people from different parts of the country.
Varanasi has been attracting students, scholars and professionals from many walks of life owing to its vast number of establishments of international repute in its holy territory. As a result, it has always provided a platform for cultural harmony and national integration for a better asthetic life to the denizens of this city which has a strange aura of mysticism in its heart. In such an environment, the Odias who stepped into this city in the past as well as those who inhabit in it now have felt a necessity to enhance the artistic fervor of their origin- the state of Odisha and its culturally identifiable aspects of life. This necessity has given birth to Varanaseya Utkal Samaj more than six decades ago. It has been officially registered on May 15, 2013.
VUS has been instrumental in bringing together the Odia people residing in the holy city of Varanasi. Its objective is to create awareness of developing Odisha in the minds of people, while focusing on the age old tradition and culture of the state.
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VARANASEYA UTKAL SAMAJ
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Registered Address: Flat No-1, Neelkanth Apartment, B-1/87-7-1 K A, Ravindrapuri Extension, Varanasi-221005, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Contact: Dr. Amiya Kumar Samal (Gen. Secretary) +91 9580270209
Varanaseya Utkal Samaj (VUS), aka, Odia Society of Varanasi, is a registered, non-profit society for all Odia (Oriya) loving people who has lived in Varanasi at any period of their life.