Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Dist. level Mondei Fest from Jan 19th to 23rd.

Mondei, the annual cultural extravaganza that showcases Nabarangpur’s rich cultural heritage, will begin in January 12th of 2016 from Parua village under Raighar Block.The block level celebration will go on till January 18th of 2016. The district-level mega festival would be held for three days from 19th to 21. For the first time two  days Dasia Nataka will be staged from 22nd to 23rd  besides a five-day Pallishree Mela, said Collector Rashmita Panda, while presiding over the meeting held at Ashok Meheta Conference hall here on Wednesday.

Various competitions Manch Natak Mahotsav’, ‘Kavi Sammelan’,baby health show, quiz and dance competitions will be organised. In the meeting Collector Ms.Rashmita Panda, presided over the meeting while MLAs Manohar Randhari, Bhujabala Majhi, Zilla Parisad President Motiram Nayak, PDDRDA Pooma Tudu, DFO Swayam Mallik, PAITDA Narayan Murmu, sub-collector Gavali Parag Harshad, along with the district level officials, Media persons, and distinguished persons present at the meeting.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


A Central team would soon visit the drought-hit districts in the State.
Union Agriculture Minister Radhamohan Singh has directed the concerned officials to send a team led by Ministry’s Additional Commissioner Dr RP Mallick to take stock of the drought situation in Odisha.
The team would be comprised experts from the Central Rice Research Institute (CRRI), Cuttack and Central and State Government officials.
Notably, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had apprised the Union Agriculture Minister about the drought-like situation occurred in 103 blocks in 23 districts, including Dhenkanal, Khordha, Boudh, Bargarg, Subarnapur, Kandhamal and Keonjhar districts due to deficient rainfall. He had urged the Minister to send a special team for the purpose, said a release issued by the BJP State unit.
However, the itinerary of the team is yet to be finalised.


Thirteen-year-old Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai from Odisha won the Community Impact Award at the prestigious Google Science Fair competition in California on Tuesday. The young scientist’s project was on development of low-cost bio-absorbent based on corn cobs.
The DPS Damanjodi student in Koraput has created a project which aims to clean waste water by running it through layers of corn cobs, powdered corn cobs, activated charcoal made from corn cobs and fine sand. This is a cost-effective and simple technique which is useful in immobilising contaminants in domestic and industrial effluents, and in ponds, reservoirs and water tanks.

The award with a cash prize of 10,000 US Dollar has been sponsored by Scientific American. Lalita will be further supported for one year by the organisation to build on her project. She has won the award in 13-15 years age group.