Report by Dipti Ranjan Kanungo; Bhubaneswar:
The students of Utkal University of Culture locked the main gate of the University on Monday demanding basic facilities like permanent faculty,own building, and classrooms, instruments for practical subjects and hostels etc.
The students adopted the protest in a different way . They came with musical instruments and sang song s in front of the university gate.They alleged that the Vice-chancellor has not been doing any developmental work of the university and demanded his removal from the post immediately.The funds of the university has been misutilised and mismanaged with the knowledge of the Vice-Chancellor. The university is running on signboard only.Temporary employees of the university are also sitting on indefinite dharana in front of the university gate along with the students.
President of the students association Utkal University of Culture Kanta Kishore Moharana said “ This is the high time for the government to take immediate steps to revive the university.”
The Registrar of the University Hara Prasad Patnaik said “ some of the demands of the students are genuine.The university must have minimum academic atmosphere.’
Orissa film awards for 2007 announced; Jayadev Award for Ramchandra Pratihari
Report by Suchismita Sahoo; Bhubaneswar:
Orissa Government today announced state film awards for 2007. It was announced by Culture minister Surya Narayan Patro here on Sunday. Versatile actor Ramachandra Pratihari would be conferred the prestigious Jayadev award, regarded as the highest honour for cinema in Orissa for his outstanding contribution.The best film award of the year has been bagged by Dhauli Express, which also won awards for best music, best male playback singer and best art direction. Tumaku Paruni ta Bhuli directed by Chakradhar Sahu won the highest number of awards for best direction, best actress, best lyrics, best supporting actor and special jury award. Sabyasachi was adjudged the best actor for Pagal Premi , while Ameli bagged the best actress award for her performance in Tumaku Paruni ta Bhuli . The best music director award was bagged by Chittaranjan Tripathy for his music in Dhauli Express. The awards are scheduled to be presented at a function on February 13.
News Source: orissadiary