19 December 2010

Nabarangpur hosts five-day National Integration Camp

The Pioneer, Bhubaneswar December 19, 2010 7:16:06 AM PNS | NABARANGPUR The five-day-long National Integration Camp, organised by the district administration for the first time in the district, was inaugurated at the Mondei Field here on Friday. District Collector Siba Brata Dash inaugurated it by lighting the ceremonial lamp flanked by SP Nitin Kumar, local MLA Monahor Randhari, Municipality Chairman Prahalad Tripathy, ADM Narendra Pradhan and DIPRO Bhujang Bhusan Rao. In his inaugural speech Dash said, such camps promote unity in diversity among the youth of our nation and the youth of different regions and religions are brought together for a cultural exchange. He also appealed the participants to contribute their mite to the nation building. MLA Randhari and Chairman Tripathy said, the camp will create opportunities for the young participants from different parts of the country to live, interact and learn together in an environment of mutual love and respect and also understand and appreciate people living in different parts of the country. BJD Umerkote rally against fuel price hike Umerkote: The BJD on Saturday staged a rally here to protest the hike in fuel prices. Party workers, led by local MLA Jagabandhu Majhi, pedalled to the Tehsil office from the old bus-stand and submitted a memorandum addressed to the Governor to the Tehsildar. Vehicular traffic was disrupted for an hour from 11 am as the agitators blocked the Umerkote-Nabarangpur main road. Effigies of Prime Minister Monmohoan Singh and Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi were burnt. Among others, Umerkote NAC chairman Jhadeswar Mohanty and ex-chairman Rabana Rao, Kalu Panda, V Buji and Kurma Rao were present. Guv inaugurates girls’ hostel at Umerkote NABARANGPUR: Governor Muralidhar Chandrakant Bhandare visited Bhamini under Umerkote block on Friday and inaugurated a100-bedded Government Girls’ Hostel. He then visited the SHG stalls and interacted with the SHGs and expressed satisfaction at their performance, prosperity and capacity building. He also interacted with the farmers and students. The students apprised the Governor of the requirement of a generator, computer and text books. Bhandare announced that in a short period, he would provide generator, computer and adequate books to the school. The Governor also distributed forest land pattas, old age and widow pensions. Among others, Collector Sibabrata Dash, SP Niti Sekhar, ADM Narendra Pradhan, Sub-Collector Nanda Kishor Sethi, DWO Mukund Nial, DSW Kanan Kumari Das and DIPRO Bhujang Bhusana Rao were present. Youths from West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Malkangiri, Koraput and Rayagada districts are the participants along with the host district. The camp will conclude on December22. The participants from the States performed folk songs and dances. The dances in colourful and traditional attires enthralled the audience. Yoga, spiritual discourse, outdoor activities, group discussion and trekking are the main attractions of the camp.