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The Odia Society of Varanasi had arranged a special privileged session with Shri Manoj Das, eminent Odia writer, on 27th of December, 2014 to inspire Odia people especially the students circle in Varanasi, with his cheerful journey as a renowned writer.
Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Banaras: Varanaseya Utkal Samaj (VUS) organized an event at Banaras Hindu University to interact with the all time great Odia litterateur Padmashree Manoj Das. He was also felicitated in this programme. Smt Pravasini Mahakud, the eminent Odia poet was also present in this occasion. This was part of the activities of VUS to felicitate eminent personalities of Odisha in different field.
"Story teller or litterateur has an intrinsic inspiration, which can be com-pared to the blessings of Hindu trinity, Brahma Vishnu and Shiva behind the Gangavatarana by Bhagirathi. And literature is motivated by the element of love and trust that results in creation of an appropriate imagery". The deliberation and interaction also revolved around the question of bhasha, discipline in life and Das's own belief of the characters, which appeared in his stories momentarily to have an extended life.
The programme was chaired by Prof T. M. Mohapatra, President, VUS. Prof Gopabandhu Mishra and Dr. Pradosh Mishra coordinated this two hour interac-tion. General Secretary Amiya Kumar Samal gave the Vote of thanks.
Prof Anukul C. Kara and his family, Dr. Gopabndhu Pattnaik, Prof G. C. Be-hera, Dr. Prabhati sahu, Dr. Asit Sahu, Pryabrata Ray, Debendra Biswal, Biswaj it Hota, Abinandan Routray, Suraj Panigrahi, Durgaprasad Moharana, Men Patt-naik, Raghunath Mishra, Adawait Ranjan Naik, Surajyot Pradhan and other mem-bers of VUS was present in this gathering.
Shri Manoj Das was in three days Varanasi visit to attend a programme organized by Sahitya Akademy at Banaras Hindu University.
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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.