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.

 

Team reaches Sambalpur to choose IIM locations

A four-member team reached Sambalpur on a two-day visit on Saturday to select sites for the proposed Indian Institute of Management (IIM) brightening the prospect of admission to the premier business school from this academic year.

Though officials were originally scheduled to go to the western Odisha city on June 25, it advanced its trip by five days to meet the approaching deadline to complete admission and start classes by July 13.

“We will visit all the suggested sites for the permanent and temporary locations and submit a report to the ministry of human resource development (MHRD),” said Praveen Kumar, a joint secretary with the MHRD, who led the four-member team.

Others in the group are Pawan Singh, a professor at IIM Indore which is the mentor institute for IIM-Odisha, state technical education secretary Asit Tripathy and chief engineer, central public works department (Bhubaneswar), Umesh Mishra.

MHRD sources said the process was brought forward because expenditure for construction of the proposed campus and running cost of the transit campus would come up for approval of the Union cabinet soon. “Without finalizing the location, the ministry can’t place the proposal before the cabinet,” he added.

Technical education minister Sanjay Dasburma said the state government was informed about the revised schedule and reconstitution of the site selection committee late on Friday evening. “It is a welcome step that the MHRD has hastened the process reducing the state’s anxiety,” the minister said.

The state government has identified land in Rengali, Dhankauda and Neeldungri blocks for permanent campus besides Government Polytechnic, Rengali, Sambalpur University Institute of Information Technology (SUIIT), Burla and Silicon Institute of Technology, Sason for temporary campus. The team visited Basantpur in Goshala area of Dhankauda, one of the three probable sites and SUIIT and would visit the other sites on Sunday viagra ordonnance en pharmacie.

Earlier, IIM Indore had told the MHRD that unless it clarified the Odisha institute’s location by June 15, admission would not be possible in 2015-16.

Jharsuguda-Barpali rail line by June 2016

Optimistic of completion of the first phase of crucial Jharsuguda-Barpali railway line by June, 2016, the centre on Thursday said it had not rejected Odisha government’s application seeking Chhendipada coal blocks for the state PSUs.
“I am happy to inform that Jharsuguda-Barpali rail line which is one of the three major railway lines for evacuation of coal in the country, has progressed well. The first phase single line of Jharsuguda-Barpali line will be completed by June 2016,” union coal secretary Anil Swarup told reporters here.

Swarup was here to discuss the progress of 11 coal mines of Mahanadi Coalfield Limited (MCL). He said completion of the Jharsuguda-Barpali railway line would ensure evacuation of about 20 million tonnes of coal from the pit head to power plants located in other places.

“As MCL has already made a record by producing 120 million tonnes of coal last year and targets 150 million tonnes production this year, the importance of the new railway line is very important,” Swarup said adding coal availability is not a problem now, but there is challenge in evacuation of the dry fuel from pit head.

While giving adequate stress on coal evacuation system Swarup said the country has generated 494 million tonnes of coal this year which is 32 million tonne from the previous year. This year also the target is about 12 per cent more.

On state government’s efforts to expedite coal production, Swarup said the state administration have been very positive. The Chief Secretary has directed officials to complete works within specific time line.

To a question, the Union Coal Secretary said Centre has not rejected any application of the state government to avail Chendipada coal blocks. “Let me clarify, the centre has not rejected any proposal of the state government. We have certain process for the coal block allocation. We will consider the case of Odisha in next round of allocation of coal blocks under due procedure,” Swarup said.

To another query, Swarup said Odisha government would earn about Rs.45,000 crore over a period of 25 to 30 years from the coal blocks located in the state.

New DMU train between Rourkela and Sambalpur

A new DMU train was flagged off yesterday between Rourkela and Sambalpur as per the announcement made in the Railway Budget.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the run through video conferencing from Hatia.

DRM Rajendra Prasad said that last year this train was declared in the railway budget but it could not materialise. Now it has been launched as a part of strategy to complete the backlogs before declaring new trains.

This DMU is an advanced version in comparison to the already plying between the two cities. It has both side engines. Besides, it has bio-toilet in it as per government’s plan to keep the tracks clean.

Apart from the two engines, it has six coaches in it and is faster than the one running now. The train has enhanced seat strength.

The train will leave Rourkela at 7.25 AM and reach Sambalpur at 10.35 AM. The return journey will start at 11.40 AM and will reach Rourkela 4.05 PM.

The DMU will be helpful for all those who have any official work at Sambalpur or students going to the university. The train will ply on all the six days vente libre viagra belgique. It will remain off the track on Sundays.

Due to this new train, the existing Rourkela-Chakradharpur saranda passengers may be shout down in the coming future, as the new train is labeled as Chakradharpur-Rourkela-Sambalpur. If this is true, then there will be a chance to change in new advanced version of DMU.

Dead body on Attabira-Bargarh Rail Line

An unidentified dead body of a 50 years old man, was found in Attabira-Bargarh Rail Line on yesterday late night. Sambalpur GRP Police took the dead body under his custody.

It is unknown to all that why the incident occur. It is also unknown that is it a suicide or an accident.

 

Hectic parleys to locate IIM site at Sambalpur

Acting swiftly on the five-point poser of the central government on facilities at Sambalpur for locating Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in the district, the state government on Sunday sent a team led by director of technical education and training, Bishnu Prasad Sahoo, to the western Odisha city to prepare its response.

During his two-day visit, Sahoo said he would hold discussions with the district administration on Monday to provide inputs to the state government for replying to the queries of ministry of human resources development in New Delhi on June 5.

“My visit to Sambalpur is an exercise to prepare a report on the HRD ministry’s queries. I visited the identified sites for a permanent campus and also assessed the possible temporary locations,” he said.

Sahoo said three campuses, the Sambalpur University Institute of Technology, Rengali Polytechnic and Maneswar ITI were identified as possible temporary locations depending on choice of permanent sites by the Centre at Goshala, Rengali or Jujomora respectively.

The government has earlier identified land at Brahmanipali village in Rengali block, Basantpur near Goshala in Dhankauda block and Neeldungri area under the Jujomura block.

Additional district magistrate Jyoti Kumar Lakra a meeting on the location for the permanent and temporary campus for the institute will be held at the office of the revenue divisional commissioner northern division on Monday.

The HRD ministry has sought clarifications from the state on details of infrastructure at Sambalpur, iconic business houses in the city, mega industrial units close to the proposed IIM and the details about the economic activities in and around Sambalpur besides possible job avenues for family members of the IIM staff.

The state government is in tizzy after the HRD ministry’s latest missive, which came three days after technical education secretary Asit Tripathy wrote it about state’s preparedness to locate the institute in Sambalpur and a request to start admission this academic session from a temporary location in the western Odisha city on May 25.

Before Tripathy’s letter, the HRD ministry had warned the state government that admissions to IIM in Odisha will not happen unless it identifies permanent site.

Shailendra Kumar, director (management) of HRD ministry had written a letter to the state technical education department that if a permanent site has not been decided in clear unequivocal terms, the academic session may not be started from 2015-16.

The state government is showing urgency because any delay in its response may result in no admission for the premier institution this academic year.