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Swagat Nabagat is primarily conducted every year to welcomenewly admitted Odia students in various academic institutions across the district of Varanasi. It attracts a crowd of over 200 students and VUS current members. It is generally held on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi.


Varanaseya Utkal Samaj (VUS), Varanasi organized “SWAGAT NABAGATA” on 30th August, 2015 at Faculty of Visual Arts, Banaras Hindu University to welcome newly admitted Odia students at the different department, faculty and institutes of the University. Mr. G. K. Dash, DGM, State Bank of India, Varanasi was the chief guest in this programme. Prof. T. M. Mohapatra, President, VUS presided over the meeting and Mr. Amiya Kumar Samal, General Secretary described about the past, present and future status of the society. Mr. Sripati Abhiram Sahoo coordinated the programme. Mr Dash in his speech admired VUS for organizing such progrmmes which makes a bond between Odia people at Varanasi. Teachers from different faculty blessed the students for their new BHU life and future. In this occasion VUS felicitated Prof. Debabrata Dash and Prof. Tribhuban Mohan Mohapatra for their extraordinary achievement. Among the students Soumyajit Dash, Sourav Panigrahy, Subhasish Patra, Satyapriya Singh, Tejaswini Nayak, Saswti Anupama Sahoo, Sripati Abhiram Sahoo and Twinkle Jena were also felicitated for their achievements.

In the academic session 2015-16, 60 Odia students have been registered in BHU in different courses. In this programme, new students introduced themselves to the teachers and old students. All students appreciated the effort of the society to help Odia students during counseling. New students presented their cultural talent through music and dance. All the members of the society were present in the programme. There was typical Odia food like Bhata, Dalma, khata and Kheree were the menu in the lunch. The food was prepared by the students. The cooking department was in the hand of Manoj, Bibhuti, Soumya Ranjan, Debu, Rupesh, Kamlesh and others.


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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.  «»