Archive for September, 2011

Brahmacharini Bhesh of Maa Samaleswari: A foto from the Sambad

September 30, 2011 at 5:54 pm Leave a comment

Badminton players make Balangir proud

Following report is from the Telegraph:

Balangir, Sept. 29: Balangir is emerging as a power-centre in the state badminton scene with players from here regularly making it to national-level tournaments.

Two young shuttlers from Balangir have qualified to play in national-level tournaments after they won the doubles title for men (under-19) at the state badminton championship organised by Orissa Badminton Association at Cuttack recently.

This follows Balangir’s phenomenal success last year in the state badminton championship at Talcher where two boys — Abhimanyu Bagarty, 12, son of a rickshaw-puller, and Surendra Nepal, 14, son of a daily labourer — emerged champion at the mini (under-13) and sub-junior level respectively and qualified to play at national level.

The reigning champion duo, Akash Nanda, and Abhishek Babu, both 18, are at present playing in an east zone tournament in Patna.

Secretary of District Badminton Association (DBA) of Balangir Suru Matari said they encourage young boys, especially those coming from the lower strata of the society. “We know that Balangir has potential in the field of sports and we look for hidden talents. Apart from providing free coaching, we provide help such as playing equipment, track suit and shoes to them. We are very happy that our efforts have paid off well as the two boys have made us proud by emerging champion and qualifying to play at the national level,” Matari said.

DBA treasurer Shankarlal Barai, who accompanied the players at the state meet, was very happy with the success of the players.

“At least seven of our players performed beyond our expectations. In fact, the champion duo, Akash and Abhisek, defeated another pair from Balangir, Akram Khan and Debapriya Negi, in the final. They had entered the final by defeating yet another pair from Balangir — Chandan Mishra and Surendra Nepal. Chandan Mishra also reached the semi-final in the singles (under-19). It’s an all-Balangir show at the state meet. The Balangir boys have been doing extremely well at the state meets and national level tournaments on a regular basis,” Barai said.

Ghanashyam Mishra, who coached the boys, said both Akash and Abhisek were very talented. “Winning titles in this tournament ensures a chance to play in the national level. I am really excited by the performance of players from Balangir who have done so well despite all odds. A small sponsorship would help them to improve their game in the future,” he said.

September 30, 2011 at 4:57 pm Leave a comment

Maternal mortality in Khariar, Nuapada

September 29, 2011 at 5:55 pm Leave a comment

Kosli language: Some thoughts and technicalities by Dr. Nilakantha Rath

Following letters were sent to me by Dr. Nilakantha Rath:

Kosli language: Some thoughts and technicalities Part-1

Kosli language: Some thoughts and technicalities Part-2

NOTE: This is a conversation between Mr. Saket Sahu and Dr. Nilakantha Rath. This is nice that people are discussing about Kosli language in a very intelligent way. I hope such discussions will continue.

September 29, 2011 at 12:31 pm Leave a comment

A nice collection of Kosli language books

Following picture is taken from the Face book page of BENI:


September 28, 2011 at 4:52 pm Leave a comment

BENI media group popularizing Kosli language magazine and news paper

Following was posted in the face book page of BENI:

September 27, 2011 at 5:36 pm Leave a comment

Chandra Sekhar Behera Zilla School, Sambalpur

Following is an old picture of  CSB Zilla School. This picture is taken from

September 25, 2011 at 7:43 am 1 comment

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