The 5th annual
conference of Odisha Prant was held on 29th March 2009 at Hirakund for the first
time outside Bhubaneswar city. The Hirakund Branch, the latest addition to the
Prant is barely 1 year old. Yet it hosted the conference. Eight members from 10
branches of Orissa assembled in the Pramod Hall, located close to the famous
Hirakund Dam over river Mahanandi. It was a gratifying sight to find the members
of the Parishad travelling from far and near to meet each other, exchange views
and renew friendship. In the morning after offering Navratri Pujan at famous
Samaleswari temple, they visited the dam, the first built in Independent India.
They viewed the beautiful scenes of the reservoir, spill ways and surrounding
blue hills from atop the famous Gandhi Minar.
session was chaired by Prantiya President Er. Amulya Garabadu, who welcomed the
guests and spoke of the background & significance of the conference. Sri G.P.
Mishra, the General Secretary, outlined the activities of the Prant during
2008-09. The State Treasurer Sri CVR Subudhi presented the annual income &
The Zonal Chairman
Prof. D.D.Mishra then administered the oath of office to the new office bearers
of the Prant, Hirakund and Sambalpur branches.
State Patrons Prof.
B.B.Mishra spoke on "Sewa & Sankar" while Prof. P.K.Sahu spoke on "Cooperatives
as Potential tool of Sewa for the Parishad". The chief guest Sri P. K. Guru, the
Vice President of Hindalco, a premium National Company running Aluminium smelter
lauded to role of
Bharat Vikas Parishad in the development of the Nation.
In an ongoing
programme of encouraging expansion, the Prant felicitated the branches securing
memberships exceeding 50. Vikas Prasasti-Patras were presented to Chandrasekhar
Pur (61), Rourkela (51) & Sambalpur (50). Prant also felicitated Brahmapur
branch for hosting the Prantiya Workshop and Hirakund branch to organize
Prantiya conference with "Sahayog Prasasti Patra". The Prant honoured their
Sixth volume of
newsletter 'Sampriti' and the annual planner was released. The second session
was devoted to review of activities of the branches, which were provided by
respective Office Bearers. There was group discussion and interactions as well.
There were cheerful applauds when special achievments were noted. They included
inauguration of own building "Vikas Bhawan" by Brahmpur, Blood donation and
Blood Grouping by Bhubaneswar North, holding of All-India NGSC first time in
Orissa by Bhubaneswar Main, Launching of Prison Library by Titilagarh, Senior
Citizen Help Centre by Nayagarh etc. The Prantiya Council accepted the offer of
Ispat Branch to hold the next Conference at Rourkela.
Sri Saroj Acharya
offered Dhanyabad to all participants. Family members of Hirakund Br. staged an
excellent cultural show in the evening followed by dinner.
(Niti; Jun. 2009)
Odisha Prant and Brahmapur Branch jointly organized
the Prantiya Workshop
on 27 July 08 in Brahmapur in Parishad’s own
building “Bharat Vikas Parishad Bhawan” attended by 59 Office
Bearers of 10 Branches, Prant and Zone. Delivering the keynote
address entitled “ Publicity, The Key to Vistar of BVP” Zone
Chairman Prof D D Mishra urged all members of Parishad to stop being
“Publicity Shy”, overcome inertia and blend their hard work of
nation-building with visibly spreading Parishad’s message; turning
themselves into “Public Relations Executives”
While Prof Dr B B Mishra, State Patron spoke of “Conducting BVP
Events & Programs”, Er. Amulya Garabadu, Prant President traced the
evolution of the Parishad and its Aims & Objectives. Dr Bhagaban
Patra, spoke of BVP Constitution & Bye Laws, while Org-Secretary Sri
Niranjan Das explained the BVP Org-Structure with charts. Er J P
Mishra, Zone Secretary and Smt Geeta Pattanayak, Bhubaneswar
Br-President spoke of the forthcoming national level NGSC at
Bhubaneswar. Sri L K Mohanty of Zone-8 reminded the values behind
our Sanskar & Seva projects. Prant Treasurer Sri CVR Subudhi laid
the Audit Report 2007-8.
During the Reporting Session, office bearers of participating
branches read out the activities reports and vigorously debated the
issues faced. Principal participants were Sri Jai Prakash & Prof
Anil Pati of Titilagarh, Prof Hara Mohapatra & Sri Basantia Secy of
Nayagad, President Sri Nityanand Mishra of Cuttack, Prof Sankar
Tripathy & Sri Jogen Mishra of Rourkela, Sri S Mohanty of BBSR-N and
Sri Janardan Subudhi, Sri Santosh Prusti, Sri Braja Padhy, Secy of
the host branch of Brahmapur. The fifth volume of Prantiya
Newsletter “Sampriti” was launched.
Prant encourages the branches to run the projects of Seva and
Sanskar and does not run a project of its own except those that
involve more branches than one, such as State Level Sanskar events
of NGSC, NSFSC, BKJ etc. Others include Avenue Garden & Blood
Grouping Camps in multi-branch city of Bhubaneswar. These events
were done in time and the two permanent projects were run.
winning teams were deputed by the Prant to participate in national
level competitions. Odisha Team won the second prize in the national
level competition in regional category of NGSC held in Bhubaneswar
while the team sent to Roorkee did very well in NSGSFSC, but failed
to win a prize. We could not send BKJ team to Fazilka as the
date of competition clashed with school examinations.
national level NGSC of 2008 was held in the territory of the
Prant but was sponsored and organised by a single branch. The
details of the event has been covered in the branch report of
PARIVAR SHIVIR: A large contingent of 38 members including 30 from
new Hirakud branch, joined the Shivir at Kanyakumari.
also organised its own election for 2009-10 at Bhubaneswar on 1 Feb
2009. Sri D N Dash of CH-Pur branch conducted the election as the
New Office Bearers: L-R, Treasurer
Er. Smt Sahu, Gen-Secy. Dr Smt Garabadu, Returning Officer Sri DN
Dash & Prez. Sri LK Mohanty)
last event of the session would be the Annual Prantiya Conference
and State Council Meeting at Hirakud on 29 Mar 2009. The Prant is
grateful to Hirakud branch for organising this event. It had been
our endeavour to hold Prantiya events at different localities of the
state so as to provide better interaction with new branches and
members. We record our gratitude to Brahmapur branch, who had
enthusiastically organised the Prantiya workshop this year in the
premises of their own building.
conclusion we express our gratefulness to all our branches, members,
EC and sponsors for any success we might have achieved and we surely
take the responsibility of our failures that must have
taken place. Bharat Vikas Parishad is an evolving organisation.
The role of the Prant is therefore flexible, which fits into its
primary job of a facilitator rather than an administrator. The next
Office Bearers will hopefully play their roles in a manner that
would blend the Prant into the requirement of the branches and
members evenly, without prejudice. They should distribute their
attention throughout the state rather than concentrate in their own
branch or locality. That could alone further the objectives of the
Parishad in our state.