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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

17th Basanta Milan Function of Rastradeep

'Rastradeep' celebrated its 17th Basanta Milan function on 1st February 2009 at Barabati Stadium Club House in a grand way. Eminent educationist of Orissa Prof. Rajat Kumar Kar and Director of Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation Shri Tarun Vijay graced the function as Chief-Guest and Chief-Speaker respectively.
Prof. Kar criticised Minority Appeasement being done in the name of Securism. He also castigated the homosexuality and Gay marriages. He expressed his opposition to modern materialistic life that makes society dehumanised.
Chief Speaker Tarun Vijay paid glowing tribute to the rich history and cultural life of Katak. But he wondered if this cultural and spiritual atmosphere can survive facing external conspiracies to reduce Hindus and the assaults of Jehad . He gave the example of Kabul, Kashmir and Sindhu Valley which were the cradle of Aryan civilization but now they have been turned into playing ground of Islamists. So he warned if Orissa doesnt stand up and spread awakening it will not be possible to safeguard the unique cultural and spiritual life of Orissa . He lauded the role of Rastradeep in making people aware and conscious of their cultural moorings.
The Function was presided over by Dr. Shyam Sundar Mishra. Editor Jagabandhu Mishra introduced the guests and Sub-Editor Shiva Narayan Singh proposed the vote of thanks. On this occasion Director of All India Radio, Joranda Centre Dr. Krutibas Nayak and Editor of 'Samay' Sri Chandrabhanu Pattnaik were felicitated for their contribution in the field of literature and journalism. Various Columinists, best reporter and agents of Rastradeep were also given awards.Sri Tarun Vijay also addressed a meeting at Bhubaneswar on 2nd February, where, readers of Rastradeep had assembled. It was presided over by Sri Jagabandhu Mishra, Eminent journalist Sri Barendra Krushna Dhal speaking as Chief Guest castigated the yellow journalism by a section of media for misrepresenting the Kandhamal episode and tarnishing the image of Orissa. Sri Tarun Vijay said that the Indian cultural, religious places and religious leaders are facing treat. It is a duty of every Indian to save them from the onslaught.He urged for the creation of powerful and proud India.

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