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ଓଡିଆ ସାହିତ୍ୟ ସମ୍ମିଳନୀ

ଶୀର୍ଷକ: ଓଡିଆ ଭାଷା,ସାହିତ୍ୟ ଓ ସାମ୍ପ୍ରତିକତା


11th January, 2015 (Sunday)

Banaras Hindu Univerisity, Varanasi










Varanasi/Bhubaneswar,14/01 ( Odisha Samachar) – Celebrating the classical language status of Odia Language, Varanaseya Utkal samaj in association with Odisha Sahitya Akademi organized one day seminar on “Odia Language, Literature and Contemporaneity” at K. N. Uduppa Auditorim, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi on 11th January,2015. Dr. Prasanna Kumar Patasani, eminent poet and Member of Parliament, Odisha joined as Chief guest and Prof. Girish Chandra Tripathi, Vice chancellor, BHU was the chairman in this seminar. Prof. T. M. Mohapatra, president, VUS welcomed the guest and Mr. Amiya Kr. Samal, Secretary, VUS informed about the objectives of the society to the delegates.


Dr. Patasani in his speech provided a gargantuan impetus to the praise worthy attempt of the Var naseya Utkal samaj for organizing this one day National seminar beyond the geographical limits of Odisha. During the course of his deliberation he emphasized on the fostering heritage of Odia literature, language and culture. Being a renowned litterateur and profound intellectual, he informed that the odia language has a treasure throve of three lakh words which is far more than any other language. He also cited it is a matter of dismay the language of English having a countable no of words of ten thousand has able to rule India. The point he wanted to raise was the responsibility of Odia people for the development and propagation of the language. We just can’t afford the deterioration of our mother tongue and need to respect it. He also mentioned that every Odia seminar and conference should be held in purely Odishan terms without the influence of any language. Prof. Tripathi highlighted how the relationship between the different culture and language helps in the nation building. Mr. Bishnu Prasad Mishra, Secretary, Odisha Sahitya Akademy informed the different activities of the academy and role of the academy to promote and propagate odia language. Dr. Bijayanand Singh, President, Utkal Sahitya Samaj proposed the vote of thanks. Dr. Pradosh mishra and Ms. Supriya Mohanty hosted the programme.


Eminent Odia personalities Dr. Ramachandra Behera, Dr. Antaryami Mishra, Dr. Dinanath Pathy, Dr. Kirtan Narayan Padhi, Dr. Shankarlal Purohit, Dr. Bijayanand Singh, Mr. Sushanta Nayak, Dr. Jitendranath Mishra, Dr. Ramesh Chandra Panda, Dr. Guru Charan Behera, Dr. Gopabandhu Mishra, Dr. Bimal Kishore Panda, Dr. Gopabandhu Mohanty, and Dr. Binda Paranjape presented their paper on different aspects of Odia language.


In the discussion panel members suggested the importance to establish Odia Bhawan at Varanasi and Odia department at Banaras Hindu University. At the end there was cultural programme conducted by Dr. Swarna Khuntia with rhythm of Odia music. Ms. Supriya Mohanty, Ms. Mousmi Besan and Shri Saurav Panigrahi participated in the “Kabita Patha” session and Ms. Bilina Patra, Shri Asit Mishra, Shri Sarada Prasana Dash and his team performed in the musical session.



"ଠାକୁରେ ବୋଇଲେ ରାଜା ହୋଇଲୁ କି ବାଇ,

କଳିଜୁଗେ ବସିବୁ ବଉଦ୍ଧ ରୁପ ହୋଇ ॥

ସମୁଦ୍ରେ ମେଲିଣ ପ୍ରଭୁ ଦିଅ ଦେବରାଜା,

କଳିଜୁଗେ ପାଇବେ ସେ ଦାରୁରୁପେ ପୁଜା ॥"



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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.

VUS congratulates its General Secretary Mr. Amiya Kumar Samal for getting YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD in the Earth sysystem Science section of 103rd Indian Science Congress at Mysore  «» VUS congratulates Prof. Gopabandhu Mishra, Head, Dept. of Sanskrit, BHU for being invited among the eight eminent scholars of India to participate in the three days World Indology Conference in the Rashtrapati Bhavan during 21-23 Nov.,2015 «» VUS congratulates its members Sourav Panigrahy, Subhasish Patra, Satyapriya Singh, Tejaswini Nayak and Twinkle Jena from Institute of Agriculture Science, BHU for being selected as Assistant Horticulture Officer in Odisha «»  VUS congratulates its president Prof. Tribhuban Mohan Mohapatra, Former Director, IMS, BHU for being conferred with the status of "Distinguished professor" in the Department of Microbiology, IMS, BHU  «» VUS is making arrangement for the students and parents coming for counseling/admission to BHU.For more details click the link. «»  VUS congratulates its member Adwait Ranjan Nayak, M.Sc.(Tech.) Geology (2012-2015 Batch), for being selected in BARC Training School to work at Atomic Minerals Directorate of Exploration & Research (AMD), Hyderabad. «» VUS congratulates its member Dr. Debabrata Das, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Medical Science (IMS), BHU for being selected in the ‘In Residence’ programme” by the President of India.For more deatils click the link. «»  VUS in association with Trust Shri Jagannath Ji, Assi, Varanasi celebrated UTKAL DIWAS on 1st April, 2015.  «»  Dr. Prasanna Patasani, Pandit Antaryami Mishra, Dr. Kirtan Narayan Padhi, Dr. Shankarlal Purohit, Dr. Ramachandra Behera, Dr. Dinanath Pathi, Dr. Bijayanand Singh and many more joined us in Odia Sahitya Sammilani on 11th January, 2015.  «»