Archive for February, 2017

Four private universities in the pipeline

Following report is from the Sambad:

university

February 23, 2017 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

Write more and more in Kosli language

Following is a report from the pioneer:

kosli-language

February 23, 2017 at 5:39 am Leave a comment

Basantpur near Burla will be the new Education Hub

Following report is from the Sambad:

basantpur

February 21, 2017 at 11:23 am Leave a comment

Lankeswari Temple, Sonepur

Photo taken from http://jspanda.deviantart.com/art/Lankeswari-Temple-sonepur-482059038

lankeswari_temple_sonepur_by_jspanda-d7z074u

February 15, 2017 at 11:03 am Leave a comment

Jitendra Haripal, an artiste par excellence

Following is a report from the TNIE:

SAMBALPUR: Jitendra Haripal, the voice behind ‘Rangabati’, had never hoped for a Padma Award. A Dalit with no formal training in music who took to singing out of passion, he hopes the recognition might help him change his financial condition.

It was  ‘Rangabati’, which took him to the zenith of popularity in the mid-70s. The song was recorded by All India Radio, Sambalpur in 1975-76 for Surmalika special programme and re-recorded (Disc) later on in Indian Record Company (INERCO), Kolkata in 1978-79. So far, he has sung in over 1,000 Koshali and Sambalpuri songs.
Even today, his voice continues to create euphoria among crowd whenever he sings at functions.

His first song recorded and broadcast was ‘Bhalu Palala Patarake’ followed by ‘Hai Kustan Hai Kustan’, ‘Mandal Bajila’, ‘Lenjera Ghanti Delana’ and many more such songs but it was ‘Ranagabati’  which made him popular.

However, his struggle for existence continues till date with one of his son, Paras driving an auto rickshaw to support their big family while he had lost another son, Pratap, who worked as a daily wager and fell to death at a construction site. Haripal has been bestowed with many awards including the Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2001, Doctor of Literature (Honoris Causa) by Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar, in 2015 for his unparalleled contribution to folk music.

Haripal got the news of his being chosen for Padma Shri Award from this paper while returning to Sambalpur from Panchmahalla in Ulunda block of Sonepur district.

February 3, 2017 at 10:45 am Leave a comment


Categories

Feeds

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 431 other followers


%d bloggers like this: