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Sambalpur’s 2nd KV to Come up at Burla

The second Kendriya Vidyalaya in Sambalpur city will be set up at Burla instead of the earlier site near railway station.

Sambalpur Collector Balwant Singh said the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has approved a second school in Sambalpur City and if things go smoothly, admission would start from next academic session.

Informing that 10 acres of land near Burla NAC College have been identified for the school, Singh said it will be handed over to the  Sangathan after Water Resources Department, to which the land belongs, transfers the ownership.

Meanwhile, the district administration is planning to provide temporary arrangement at Hindi High School here and the KV will be shifted to Burla after construction of the building at the new location, Singh said.

Earlier, the district administration had identified 10 acres of land near Sambalpur City railway station and a KVS delegation had given  its approval for the location. Even the old TRW School building at Jamadarpali on the outskirts of the City was finalised to operate the school temporarily. Subsequently, the Sangathan finalised the new location at Burla.

The second Kendriya Vidyalaya which was to begin operation from 2012-2013 academic session got delayed due to lack of coordination among the district officials and school authorities.

Corporation status for Municipality demanded

People of Sambalpur are now demanding corporation status for Sambalpur town after formation of greater Sambalpur comprising Sambalpur Municipality and NACs of Burla and Hirakud.

Intelligentsia of the town said during a visit to the district on July 9, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had said at a meeting that demand for corporation status to Sambalpur was under active consideration of the State Government.

Now, with the ULB polls in the region cancelled due to ongoing agitation by the lawyers, they demanded that the Chief Minister should make his intention clear on the matter.

They also submitted a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister reminding him about the issue through Sambalpur Collector Balwant Singh.

Earlier on February 28, the Sambalpur Development Authority (SDA) had sent a proposal to the Government over the issue. Chairman of SDA Bijay Kumar Mohanty, Chairperson of Sambalpur Municipality Kalpana Sahu and Chairperson of Burla NAC Chandrabati Naik had even jointly called on the Chief Minister in July and submitted a memorandum demanding that Sambalpur should be accorded corporation status.

But with the State Government remaining silent on the issue, people are losing their patience.

In the memorandum, it had been mentioned that besides Sambalpur Municipal limits, Burla and Hirakud NACs besides gram panchayats of Sankarma, Kainsir, Aamsada, Katapali, Gandmunda under Dhankauda block and Maneswar, Mathapali and Sindurpankh gram panchayats of Maneswar block should be merged in the proposed corporation for which a comprehensive development plan is being prepared.

Merger of the areas would take its population to 3,14,026 paving the way for the corporation tag.

Maintaining that the demand is genuine, SDA Chairman Bijay Kumar Mohanty said the proposed rural areas have also developed urban character besides being well connected. The problems of these areas are multi-dimensional and only the corporation status would help in initiating development works.

Villagers come to rescue of ailing boy

Sixteen-year-old Chandrasekhar Pradhan of Kusanpuri village in Bargarh district awaits for a new life. And residents of his villagers are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that he gets one.

Chandrasekhar has been suffering from a serious disease which is yet to be diagnosed. Blood is oozing out of his mouth and anus. Though the boy has been admitted to the VSS Medical at Burla from June 5, doctors have not been able to find out what he is suffering from. In the meantime, he has been transfused 10 units of blood and referred to SCB Medical at Cuttack where he would undergo surgery.

Chandrasekhar PradhanComing from a poor background, Chandrasekhar lost his father Brushaba Pradhan four months back to diabetes. The financial condition at his home and the mental tension notwithstanding, the boy managed passed matriculation examination with first division, the results of which were declared recently. The family owned three acres of agricultural land which they had to sell off for treatment of Brushaba. When his mother and sister could not arrange money for Chandrasekhar’s treatment, the villagers decided to come to their rescue. Besides arranging funds to the tune of `7,500 to get him admitted to the VSS Medical, the villagers are also attending to him in the hospital on a rotation basis. They also donated blood that was transfused to the boy.

He would be taken to SCB Medical at Cuttack for further treatment on Monday and for that, his classmates and villagers have collected another `8,200 which will be handed over to his family.

Meanwhile, Sarpanch of Kusunpuri Surendra Bisi and Chandrasekhar’s mother Prem Shella have appealed to Good Samaritans to contribute financially towards his treatment. His sister Nirupama is studying in Class X and is also a bright student.

Death because of Negligence

Mahesh Agrawal and his wife admitted their 12 days infant in Burla hospital on 4th april late in the night. But in the next day after noon the infant was no more. Mahesh and his family have strong believe that the death occurs due to the negligence of the doctors and they got angry (its natural). In this influence the angry family attacked the head of the paediatric department S K Murmu accusing him of negligence. In reaction the doctor also misbehaving to the dead infant’s families.

Both of them lodge a complaint on their issues in the police station, and police registered the case against both of them. The Question is why police arrest only the infant’s father Mr Agrawal not the doctor, as both of them lodge complaints one against them. Who loosed more “The doctor” or “The infant’s family”?

This is not the first case or first time that death occurs due to the negligence of doctors in VSS. we are not blaming on the doctors that they are totally neglect their work. Negligence like they believe that their students do the proper treatments to the patient, but the students who come from theory part experimenting on the patient whatever they studied in their classroom.  Students have to understand that they are in front of some live body not in front of dead body.

2 -3 years ago Dr Mohanty scolded to some doctors and students for improper way of treatment to childs. In this case the child died after the operation. The child may alive if the doctors followed the given instruction poperly.  Here we blamed to Dr Mohanty that because of her negligence the death occurs after that we all know she is a good neurologist.

Burla NAC chairperson faces controversy for her caste

The first woman chairperson of Burla notified area council (NAC), Chadrabati Nayak, has recently found herself in the middle of a controversy over her caste. While Nayak contested the election for the NAC chairperson’s post claiming she belonged to scheduled castes, a recent report by the revenue supervisor of Sambalpur tehasil says she is a Rajput. The post of the chairperson is reserved for SC candidates.

“I have received the report about her caste. I have not verified it yet. Action will be initiated against her if she is found guilty,” sub-collector Rainu Singh said on Wednesday. Sources said if she was found guilty, she would not only lose her post, but might also be put behind the bars for faking her caste.

Chandrabati Nayak got elected from ward number three of the Burla NAC two years back contesting the poll as an independent candidate. She later joined the BJD and became the chairperson of the NAC. However, there has been a dispute regarding her caste since the day she took charge of the NAC. Jagaran Samiti, a social body of Burla, raised questions about her caste. They have submitted several petitions to the local tehasildar in this regard.

The tehasildar had assigned a revenue supervisor to conduct a probe and submit a report on the matter. In his report, the supervisor mentioned that Nayak belonged to Rajput caste as her father originally hailed from Bihar. It was also evident from her school records and other documents available in Burla.

“After the report of the revenue supervisor, the doubts have been cleared. She does not belong to SC community, and she should be immediately removed from the office of chairperson,” convener of Jagaran Samiti Pankaj Behera said. She added that they would resort to agitation if the administration tried to shield the chairperson.