Archive for December, 2011

Panchayat College Bargarh faces huge staff shortage

Following report is from the Sambad:

December 21, 2011 at 7:26 pm 1 comment

90 teachers appointed in Odisha to teach tribal languages: What’s up with Kosli language

Following is a report from This is a good step taken by the Odisha govt. We hope very soon Odisha govt. will appoint teachers in Kosli language.

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has imparted training to 200 teachers by the Tribal Regional and Culture Academy in residential sevashrams and sevashrams in eight districts during the last two years for teaching regional tribal languages. While 25 teachers have been trained to teach Kui language in tribal schools of Kandhamal district, 27 teachers will teach Koya language in Malkangiri district. Training has also been imparted to 23 teachers each in Desia and Saura languages for Koraput and Gajapati districts respectively.

Similarly, 27 teachers have been trained in Ho language while 24 have been given training in Mundari language. Ho and Mundari languages will be taught in tribal schools of Koraput and Sundargarh districts respectively. Official sources said 90 teachers had been appointed on contract basis in eight tribal-dominated districts. Ten more teachers will be appointed soon. The teachers, appointed on contract basis, are getting salary of ` 3,050 each.

The State Government has sanctioned ` 4.95 crore in 2010-11 out of the funds from the Revised Long Term Action Plan (RLTAP) for construction of 10 hostels for Scheduled Caste students with a capacity of 100 each. The hostels are under construction. Measures have also been initiated by the Government for construction of more hostels for the tribal students. Official sources said the State Government sanctioned funds for construction of 288 boys hostels and 1,040 girls hostels in 2009-10 and 1,393 boys hostels and 65 girls hostels in 2010-11. While 345 hostels were completed by October, 250 more are in finishing stage. Steps have also been initiated by the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe Development Department for strengthening security measures in tribal girls hostels.

December 21, 2011 at 3:03 pm 1 comment

Release function of new Kosli language album “Kosli number one”

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December 21, 2011 at 11:23 am Leave a comment

Ailing health care system of Odisha: update on WODC medical colleges

Following is a report from expressbuzz:

BHUBANESWAR: The Congress on Monday walked out of the Assembly over the deteriorating health care facilities in the State. Making a statement on the admissibility of an adjournment motion notice on the issue, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Raghunath Mohanty said, in the absence of Health Minister Prasanna Acharya, doctors had been appointed during the last three years to fill up vacancies. He said 408 and 311 doctors were appointed in 2009 and 2010 respectively. The Minister said the OPSC has brought out an advertisement for regular appointment of 750 more doctors. Special recruitment drive for appointment of 353 doctors, belonging to SC and ST categories, has started. Ad hoc appointment has been given to 590 doctors in 2010 and 2011 and the process is on for engagement of 153 more, he said.

Stating that 863 beds have been increased in the three medical colleges and hospitals, the Minister said the daily allowance for food for patients has been increased from Rs 20 to Rs 50. Naba Kishore Das (Cong) said the state of health care in Government sector can be gauged from the fact that the Chief Minister had to be treated in the Apollo Hospitals instead of the Capital Hospital which is nearer to his home when he injured his leg last month. He alleged that health infrastructure has not improved despite spending hundreds of crores.

His party colleagues Prafulla Majhi and Surendra Prasad Pramanik also came down heavily on the Government for the ‘non-existent’ health services in rural areas. Raising a point of order, Leader of BJP Legislature Party K V Singhdeo advised the Government to expedite setting up of the AIIMS near Bhubaneswar. Once the AIIMS starts operation, majority of problems in the health sector will be taken care of, he said. Referring to the delay in the establishment of a medical college at Balangir, Singhdeo said the party, to which Rs 10 crore was sanctioned from the WODC, had already left. He wanted to know what action the Government has taken to recover the money. He also wanted to know the progress of the proposed medical college in Kalahandi. The BJP leader said a proper system for disposal of medical waste should be put in place. Besides, he demanded setting up of a mental asylum by the Government in view of growing number of mental patients.

December 20, 2011 at 8:41 am Leave a comment

Youth festival comes to an end at Sonepur : The Telegraph

Following report is from the Telegraph:

Sonepur, Dec. 19: The 17th state youth festival ended on the Fakir Pattnaik stage here last evening with artistes from different parts of Odisha and the audience dancing to the foot-tapping tunes of folk dances.

However, what stole the show of the closing evening was the latest song Kolaveri Di. The artistes and the audience danced to the beat of the song that has become a craze among the youths of the entire nation.

This apart, artistes from Bargarh fused the two forms of Sambalpuri styles, namely Rasarkeli and Mailajada. The theme became patriotic when little students of Sahara Trust High School of Sonepur rendered “Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai” from Raj Kapoor’s movie of the same name.

On the second day of the festival on Saturday, some 1,200 artistes from all the 30 districts of Odisha took part in various competitions in music, dance, drama and elocution.

Artistes from Kalahandi performed Bajasal, a Sambalpuri form that won them the first prize in the folk dance category. This ensures that they will participate in the National Youth Festival scheduled to be organised early next year in Bangalore. In the folk dance category, artistes from Boudh performed Sabar-Sabaruni dance, a chapter of the popular Danda Nrutya, which enthralled the audience.

Folk dances from Khurda, Nayagarh and Jharsuguda also won the hearts of the audience. In classical dance, Sweta Nayak of Jajpur emerged a top contestant as she won the first prize in Bharatnatyam. She also came second in Odissi dance.

In the drama category, Bhadrak mesmerised the audience and won the first prize, while host Sonepur’s presentation of Silpi by Pradyumna Sahu won them the third prize. Sampat Meher of Balangir won the first prize in flute recital.

December 20, 2011 at 7:06 am Leave a comment

An evening in memory of Fakir Patnaik

Following is a report from the Sambad:

December 19, 2011 at 3:58 pm 1 comment

Every district of Odisha should have a medical college: Governor

Following is a report by the Sambad:

December 16, 2011 at 1:07 pm Leave a comment

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