Kalam urges students to set their goal

Kalam urges students to set their goal

The purpose of education is to make good human beings with skill and expertise... Enlightened human beings can be created by teachers, Kalam said at the 150th anniversary function of Chandrasekhar Behera Zila School here.

Samleswari Mandir

Samleswari Mandir

Samaleswari Temple is a Hindu temple in Sambalpur, Western Orissa, India dedicated to the goddess known as MAA, also known among the natives as samalei maa, meaning Mother Samaleswari.

Hirakud Dam

Hirakud Dam

Hirakud Dam is built across the Mahanadi River, about 15 km from Sambalpur.

Karma Naach: Sambalpuri Folk Dance

Karma Naach: Sambalpuri Folk Dance

This pastoral Sambalpuri folk dance is performed during the worship of the god or goddess of fate

gudguda

gudguda

This is one of the small but beautiful waterfalls of Sambalpur district, Orissa. It sprinkles out from the Gudguda mountain

Though Dusserah is the occasion of Dalkhai the most popular folk-dance of western Orissa, its performance is very common on all other festivals such as Bhaijauntia, Phangun Puni, Nuakhai etc.

The Leaning temple of Huma located about 25 km from Sambalpur. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a well-known structure the world over.

 

Tamar Chaha Bele Aamar Chini Sajani Re

Tamar Chaha Bele Aamar Chini Sajani Re

“tamar chaha bele amar chini sajani re”
is a beautiful Sambalpuri old song from the first national award wining Sambalpuri movie “Bhukha”

malli phuti mahakila
malli phuti mahakila
ranga rasia ke nisa gharila re
guta dehe ta sitei gala sajani re
tamar chaha bele amar chini sajani re

udila manar maina
udila manar maina
tumar bina mate laguche bana re
sanga naikari deba mana sajani re
tamar chaha bele amar chini sajani re

aha re kajala pati
aha re kajala pati
mana khuju ache chura pirati re
sanga chati hauche karati sajani re
tamar chaha bele amar chini sajani re

deiche pila mahani
deiche pila mahani
pawane nachuche panat kani re
juba mana deuche ta ghini sajani re
tamar chaha bele amar chini sajani re

Odisha Health minister’s daughter and her friends shoot video at prohibited zone of Hirakud Dam

Odisha Health minister's daughter and her friends shoot video at prohibited zone of Hirakud Dam

Odisha Health minister’s daughter and her friends shoot video at Prohibited Zone of Hirakud Dam. The controversial video of the Health Minister’s daughter hanging out with three Odia actress at the prohibited zone of Hirakund Dam, hence the video has been going viral on the internet.

The purported video shows three Odia actress including Prakruti Mishra hanging out with the daughter of Odisha Health Minister, Naba Kishore Das in the prohibited area of Hirakud Dam in Sambalpur district. As a result Kanwar Vishal Singh, Sambalpur SP has sought a report from the Hirakud SDPO in this connection.

Reportedly Odia actresses Prakruti Mishra, Elina Samantray along with Deepali Das, daughter of Health Minister,  and a few other friends were travelling to Burla from Hirakud on Saturday. On their way, they halted at the prohibited zone of Hirakud dam and shot photos and some videos. They shared those on their Instagram which went viral and soon after the video drew flak.

Angry netizens are now raising questions regarding the security system at the reservoir.

Reacting to the controversy, Prakruti Mishra said influenced by the nature’s beauty, she had clicked photos and shot videos. But she promised that such a mistake would not happen again. Samantray also said such mistakes would never happen again.

Health minister Naba Kishore Das said he can’t speak for his daughter as she is no longer a minor. “Let the law take its own course,” he said.

Sambalpur Police SP, Kanwar Vishal Singh told IndiaTodayTV, “I have asked for a report from Hirakud SDPO in this connection, he has been asked to submit clarification on the matter by today evening. After the report comes we will take appropriate action.”

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu will inagurate BPCL bottling plant in Balangir

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu will inagurate BPCL bottling plant in Balangir. It is dedicated to the nation on December 27th 2019. It will be the second bottling plant of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a public sector undertaking under the Union ministry of petroleum and natural gas, after Khurda.

The plant, spread over 23 acres at Barkani, 12km from Balangir railway station, has the capacity to produce 42 lakh cylinders per year. It will supply LPG cylinders to the consumers in 14 districts of western and south-western part of the state. These are Balangir, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Boudh, Kandhamal, Rayagada and Nuapada.
Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan had laid foundation stone of the LPG bottling plant on May 21 last year. This plant has been completed in a record 19 months. We had fixed a deadline of March 2020. The plant has been set up with an estimated cost of Rs 103 crore, said Sanjay Sharma, state head, LPG – Odisha and Jharkhand – BPCL, here on Sunday.

The oil company has been supplying gas since 1988 from its LPG bottling plant at Khurda. The company has 21.59 lakh customers in the state and they consume 78 lakh cylinders per year. The consumption may go up to 105 lakh cylinders by end of 2020, said a BPCL official.
Oil marketing companies, including BPCL, have LPG bottling plants at Balasore, Jharsuguda, Khurda and Jatni. Besides Balangir plant, two more bottling units are coming up at Khurda and Rayagada. Odisha will have a total of seven LPG bottling plants after commissioning of the new plants. Capacity of these seven plants will be 4.06 crore cylinders per annum, said an official source.

There were 20.22 lakh LPG consumers in the state on June 1, 2014, said an official source. But the number has increased to 88.10 lakh in 2019. Demand for packed LPG in the state was 454.3 thousand metric tonne (TMT) last year. It is expected to touch 610 TMT by end of 2020. Number of LPG distributors in the state has increased from 367 in 2014 to 932 this year.

Auto Rickshaw Driver In Odisha ‘Fined For Not Wearing Helmet’

An auto driver was fined in Sonepur for not wearing a helmet.

 

As per reports, one Ram Banchhor of Nilabandhapara in Bargarh, who owns an auto rickshaw bearing registration number of OR-17H-5743 was fined Rs 6,000 by Sonepur RTO for not wearing a helmet and using mobile phone while driving.

What is even more surprising is the fact that Ram alleged he never went to Sonepur district. According to Ram, he only operates in Bargarh and uses his vehicle to transport goods within Bargarh district limits and never went to Sonepur district.

“I came to know about this fine only after I went to Bargarh RTO to renew the fitness certificate of my auto rickshaw. The officials said that I can’t renew unless I pay the fines first,” said a bewildered Ram.

“I never went to Sonepur, but still they penalised me for not wearing a helmet. Because of this I am not being able to renew the fitness certificate of my vehicle,” added Ram.

This is not the first instance, but there have been other cases where motorists have alleged that they have been penalised unduly. Recently on December 7, a truck driver in Bargarh district was fined by the transport department for not wearing a helmet.

bargarh dadhi bamana temple known as western odisha srikhetra

bargarh dadhi bamana temple known as western odisha srikhetra

ମନ୍ଦିରରେ ଭଗବାନ ଓ ଭକ୍ତ ଏକା ସଙ୍ଗେ ପୂଜା ପାଇଥାନ୍ତି। ଏହାସହ ଗୋଟିଏ ଥାଳିରେ ପ୍ରସାଦ ମଧ୍ୟ ଖାଇଥାନ୍ତି। ଶ୍ରୀମନ୍ଦିର ପରି ପଶ୍ଚିମ ଓଡିଶାର ଶ୍ରୀକ୍ଷେତ୍ର ରୂପେ ପରିଚିତ ବରଗଡ ଜିଲ୍ଲା ଭଟଲିର ଦଧିବାମନ ମନ୍ଦିର।

ଶ୍ରୀମନ୍ଦିର ପରି ପଶ୍ଚିମ ଓଡିଶାର ଶ୍ରୀକ୍ଷେତ୍ର ରୂପେ ପରିଚିତ ବରଗଡ ଜିଲ୍ଲା ଭଟଲିର ଦଧିବାମନ ମନ୍ଦିର।ପୁରୀ ଶ୍ରୀମନ୍ଦିରରେ ଭଗବାନ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ, ବଳଭଦ୍ର ଓ ମାତା ସୁଭଦ୍ରା ପୂଜା ପାଉଥିବା ବେଳେ ଭଟଲି ଠାରେ କିନ୍ତୁ ଭଗବାନ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ଦଧିବାମନ ରୂପରେ ପୂଜା ପାଇଥାନ୍ତି।

ଏହି ମନ୍ଦିରରେ ଭଗବାନ ଓ ଭକ୍ତ ଏକା ସଙ୍ଗେ ପୂଜା ପାଇଥାନ୍ତି। ଏହାସହ ଗୋଟିଏ ଥାଳିରେ ପ୍ରସାଦ ମଧ୍ୟ ଖାଇଥାନ୍ତି। ଏପରି ଭକ୍ତ ଓ ଭଗବାନ ଏକାସାଙ୍ଗେ ପୂଜା ପାଉଥିବା ମନ୍ଦିର କୌଣସି ସ୍ଥାନରେ ଦେଖାଯାଏ ନାହିଁ।

ବରଗଡ ସହରରୁ ମାତ୍ର 17 କିଲୋମିଟର ଦୂରରେ ରହିଛି ପଶ୍ଚିମ ଓଡିଶାର ଶ୍ରୀକ୍ଷେତ୍ର। ଯେଉଁଠାରେ ରଥଯାତ୍ରା ସମୟରେ ପ୍ରବଳ ହୋଇଥାଏ ଭକ୍ତଙ୍କ ଭିଡ। ପୁରୀ ଶ୍ରୀଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ମନ୍ଦିରରେ ଯେଉଁପରି ଭଗବାନ ପୂଜା ପାଇଥାନ୍ତି ସେହିପରି ପୂଜାର୍ଚ୍ଚନା ଏଠାରେ ଭଗବାନ ଦଧିବାମନ ମନ୍ଦିରରେ ମଧ୍ୟ କରାଯାଇଥାଏ। ମାତ୍ର ଏଠାରେ ନବକଳେବର ହୁଏ ନାହିଁ କି ଅନ୍ନ ଭୋଗ ମଧ୍ୟ କରାଯାଏ ନାହିଁ। ଏଠାରେ କେବଳ ବାଳ ଭୋଗ ଲଗାଯାଇଥାଏ।

କେଉଁ ଆବାହମାନକାଳରୁ ଏଠାରେ ପ୍ରଥମେ ଭଗବାନ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ, ବଳଭଦ୍ର ଓ ମାତା ସୁଭଦ୍ରା ପୂଜା ପାଇ ଆସୁଥିଲେ।କିମ୍ବଦନ୍ତୀ ଅନୁସାରେ 1617 ମସିହାରେ ସମ୍ବଲପୁର ରାଜା ବଳିଆର ସିଂହଙ୍କ ରାଜୁତି ସମୟରେ ଭକ୍ତ ପରମାନନ୍ଦ ସାହୁ ଏଠାରେ ଭଗବାନ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥଙ୍କୁ ସ୍ଥାପନ କରି ପୂଜା କରୁଥିଲେ। ତାଙ୍କର ଜ୍ୟେଷ୍ଠ ବଧୂ କମଳା ଭଗବାନକୁ ନିଷ୍ଠା ମନରେ ଭକ୍ତି କରୁଥିଲେ ଏବଂ ସବୁବେଳେ କେବଳ ଭଗବାନଙ୍କ ଚରଣାଶ୍ରିତ ସିତ୍ତ ହେବା ପାଇଁ ଭଗବାନଙ୍କ ଠାରେ ପ୍ରାର୍ଥନା କରୁଥିଲେ।

ଥରେ ବୈଶାଖ ମାସ ବିଳମ୍ବିତ ରାତିରେ ଭଗବାନଙ୍କ କୁଡିଆ ମନ୍ଦିରରେ ନିଆଁ ଲାଗିଯାଇଥିଲା । ଭକ୍ତ କମଳାଙ୍କ କାନରେ ଭଗବାନଙ୍କର ତ୍ରାହି ତ୍ରାହି ଶବ୍ଦ ଶୁଣାଯାଇଥିଲା । ଭକ୍ତ କମଳା ନିଆଁକୁ ଖାତିର ନକରି ଭଗବାନ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥଙ୍କ ମୂର୍ତ୍ତିକୁ ଯାଇ ଧରିପକାଇଥିଲେ ମାତ୍ର ଆଉ ମନ୍ଦିର ଭିତରୁ ବାହାରି ପାରିନଥିଲେ । ଗ୍ରାମର ଲୋକେ ସେହି ମନ୍ଦିରରୁ କମଳାଙ୍କର ହାଡ ଖଣ୍ଡେ ମଧ୍ୟ ପାଇନଥିଲେ। ଭକ୍ତଙ୍କ କହିବା ଅନୁସାରେ, ଭଗବାନ ସତରେ ଭକ୍ତ କମଳାଙ୍କୁ ଚରଣାଶ୍ରିତ କରି ତାଙ୍କୁ ଉଦ୍ଧାର କରିଦେଇଥିଲେ।

ପରବର୍ତ୍ତୀ ସମୟରେ ଭକ୍ତ ପରମାନନ୍ଦଙ୍କୁ ସପ୍ନାଦେଶ ହୋଇଥିଲା ଯେ ସେହି ଗ୍ରାମରେ ରହିଥିବା ଚକ୍ରତୀର୍ଥ ପୋଖରୀର ପଙ୍କ ଭିତରେ ମୋର ମୂର୍ତ୍ତି ଅଛି ଏବଂ ସେହି ମୂର୍ତ୍ତିକୁ ପୂର୍ବ ସ୍ଥାନରେ ସ୍ଥାପନା କରାଯାଇ ଦଧିବାମନ ନାମରେ ପୂଜା କରାଯାଉ ଏବଂ ଭକ୍ତ କମଳାଙ୍କୁ ମଧ୍ୟ ଭଗବାନଙ୍କ ନିକଟରେ ସ୍ଥାପିତ କରି ଏଠାରେ ଭକ୍ତ ଓ ଭଗବାନ ଉଭୟେ ଏକାଠି ପୂଜାପାଇବେ ବୋଲି ସ୍ଵପ୍ନାଦେଶ ଦେଇଥଲେ। ସେହିଦିନ ଠାରୁ ଏହି ମନ୍ଦିରରେ ଭଗବାନ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ଦଧିବାମନ ରୂପରେ ପୂଜା ପାଇଥାନ୍ତି ଏବଂ ତାଙ୍କର ଭକ୍ତ କମଳା ମଧ୍ୟ ତାଙ୍କ ସହିତ ପୂଜାପାଇଥାନ୍ତି।

ରଥଯାତ୍ରା ସମୟରେ ହଜାର ହଜାର ଲୋକଙ୍କ ଭିଡ ଏଠାରେ ଲାଗିଥାଏ ଏବଂ ଭକ୍ତଙ୍କ ମନୋସ୍କାମନା ମଧ୍ୟ ପୂରଣ ହୋଇଥାଏ। ସେଥିପାଇଁ ଛତିଶଗଡ ରାଜ୍ୟ ସହିତ ଦୂର ଦୁରାନ୍ତରୁ ଏଠାକୁ ଭଗବାନଙ୍କ ଦର୍ଶନ ପାଇଁ ଭକ୍ତଗଣ ପହଞ୍ଚିଥାନ୍ତି।