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   National consultation on Draft Educational Policy -2019


Bhubaneswar(28/06/2019); A-day long national consultation of the Draft National Education Policy 2019 which was held at Bhubaneswar on Friday ended with a clarion call to the Government of India for focusing of the overall well being of the child and upholding all rights due to them and address the issues of safety and security in schools and related institutions in policy framework. Participants stressed on quality, inclusive & safe education for every child. The consultation organised by the National Action and Coordination Group for Ending Violence Against Children, India[NACG India] in association with PECUC was inaugurated by Professor Mohammad Fakiruddin, Former Vice Chairman CHSE. Niranjan Sahoo, Director Higher Education and Labour Commissioner also spoke on the opening session. The inaugural session was chaired by Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, Chairperson NACG India & D.Roshan Kumar,Vice Chairperson gave vote of thanks. Experts on the field of child Rights and education from across the country took part in the deliberations. Dr Amiya Kuma Mohanty, former Additional Director, Higher Education, Odisha & National Convenor of Joint Forum for movement on Education, Ambarish Rai, National Convenor, RTE Forum, P.Victor Raj, National Convenor, CACL. During the session, Y.Rajendra Prashad, Coordinator, MV Foundation and Razia Ismail of the India Alliance for Child Rights deliberated on the Draft National Education Policy 2019. The various nuances of the policy were discussed in the plenary. In the second plenary on Addressing Safety and Security of Children in Schools within New Education Policy, the discussants highlighted the need of measures which ensures overall security and safety of children in the education system. Kasturi Mohapatra, former Chairperson, OSCPCR, Sanjay Misra, Former Member, Jharkhand SCPCR, Dr.P.C.Mohapatra, former Director, SCERT, Ruby Rout, Country Director, Adoptions Centrum and Suryakant Kulkarni, former member of the Maharastra SCPCR made their presentation on the need for strengthening this component in the new Education Policy. This session was presided by Mr.Mikhael Pradhan ,National Head, Advocacy World Vision of India. Parallel sessions on School Education led by Dr Chiranjeeb Kakoty, Higher Education led by Prof.Mohammad Fakiruddin and Manabendra Nath Mandal, Technology in Education, Vocational Education led by Bibekananda Das and Anil Pradhan and Transforming Education led by C.J.George and Ruby Rout came out with detailed recommendations for onward forwarding to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.Ms Aditi P.Kaur, MCF, Uttarakhand and Parul Seth, Shaishav, Gujarat facilitated different sessions. Sandhyabati Pradhan, Chairperson, Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights graced the concluding session of the consultation as chief guest. Ms Ratna Dash, Jyoti Shankar Mohanty, Sumitra Mohanty, Sushree Shailani Suman of PECUC supported for organising the National consultation.


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   CHILDREN CREATE PUBLIC AWARENESS TO END CHILD LABOUR AT BDA PARK UTSAV


Bhubaneswar(09/02/2020): Children created public awareness to stop child labour at PECUC Children Cornor at BDA Park Utsav organised at Biju Patnaik Park here on Sunday. Holding placards in hands, the children disseminated messages to educate a child instead of forcing him to work.
They also played games and conducted paintings.

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   PECUC ORGANISES PUBLIC DIALOGUE ON CHILD TRAFFICKING FREE INDIA


Bhubaneswar 5/2/2020: People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC) organized today a district level Public Dialogue on Child Trafficking Free India in collaboration with Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation. Dr. Minakhi Panda, Director, PECUC presided over this public dialogue and also shared the purpose changing mindset of all stakeholders towards the issue.

Inaugurating this Public Dialogue Sj. Arabinda Dhali, MLA, Balianta said to bring about a change in the society the participation of every section of society is very much essential. He further stated lack of education; poverty and addiction to drugs or liquor instigate people to conduct such heinous crime like child trafficking. Efforts at all levels are essential to stop this crime against children. Sj Ananta Narayan Jena, MLA, Bhubaneswar said we have to work together and we have to generate awareness among public & families to prevent child trafficking. He also highlighted some of the programme of the government. Among others Ms. Snigdha Mishra, BEO, Balianta, Ms. Sasmita mali, BEO, Bhubaneswar, Ms. Snehalata Nayak, CDPO, Rural, Khordha, Dr. Tuna Sahu, Expert Member, CWC, Khordha also deliberated on this occasion. According to them awareness building, education, and support and cooperation of all Govt. and non Govt. organization, and general public are essential to stop this crime. Ms. Anuradha Mohanty, Executive Director PECUC, said that to stop child trafficking we should work together and the law and legislation also should be strengthened to rip this crime in the bud. ASHA workers, Aanganwadi workers, Women PRIs, Media personnel, Teachers and representative from different voluntary organizations participated and presented their opinion to prevent this crime against children.          


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   Active participation of more and more women in political process emphasized December 22, 2019 135


Bhubaneswar: “Active participation of more and more women in the political process can bring desirable change in social and economic situation” emphasized by speaker while speaking in an interface of elected women Panchayat representaives at Red Cross Bhawan Conference Hall, organized by People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC) and ALIBHA Federation of elected women panchayat representative in collaboration with The Hunger Project. The Meeting was attended by 124 participants including Elected Women Panchayat functionaries of Balianta and Bolgarh block of Khordha district. Welcome address was given by Anuradha Mohanty, Executive Director, PECUC and she also shared the purpose of this workshop. Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, Secretary, PECUC presided over this interface meeting.
Inaugurating this interface meeting Dr. Arabinda Dhali, MLA, Jayadev, said that women panchayat functionaries should work as a change agent of the society. They are better manager of fund and they should work independently and should be aware about their responsibility. A society will develop and prosper if the women will come to the forefront and take the lead. Sj. Ananta Narayan Jena, MLA, Bhubaneswar said that the women EWRs should work for the development of their ward and also they should reach to people and work for them relentlessly. Women are not weak rather they are quite capable like their male counterpart. The ALIBHA Federation members welcomed the guest with a welcome song. Rasmita Patra, President, ALIBHA EWR Federation, Balianta and Babita Sahu, President, ALIBHA EWR Federation, Bolagarh, read memorandum containing issues like appointment of PEO in every panchayat, compulsory registration of birth and marriage in every panchayat, abolition of two child norm for panchayat election, construction of children park in every panchayat, water and light facilities for every panchayat, ambulance facility in all health centres etc. They presented this memorandum to both the MLAs. The MLA on the other hand promised to take up the issues in the. Among other Prof. Prabir Kumar Pattnaik, SOA National Institute of Law spoke about the role and responsibilities of EWRs and Ms. Ratna Dash, Treasurer PECUC also spoke on this occasion. Vote of thank was given by Upama Mohanty, Block Coordinator of PECUC. Mr. Prashant Kumar Mallick and Mr. Bamadev Jena ,Dr Sumitra Mohanty of PECUC facilitated the programme.


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   WORKSHOP ON SEXUAL & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS OF ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG WOMEN


Bhubaneswar(21/12/2019): A district Level workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights of Adolescent and Young Women was organized by People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC) in collaboration with Adoptions Centrum at DRDA conference hall, Khordha on Saturday. More than 80 participants including adolescent group members, young women group members, Govt. officials and media personnel participated in this workshop. Anuradha Mohanty, Executive Director of PECUC, welcomed the guests and also shared the purpose of this workshop. She also said that PECUC is working in this field and generating awareness among adolescents and young women on their education, life skill education reproductive rights, etc. Adaramani Baral, Chairman, PECUC chaired the session and Dr.Minakhi Panda, Director PECUC also spoke on the issues of adolescents and young women.
Ruby Rout, Country Director of Adoptionscentrum said that the problems of the adolescents will be solved with the help of both community and the government. On the occasion, chief guest of this workshop Diganta Routray, Project Director, DRDA, Khordha inaugurated the workshop and said to overcome the challenges, NGOs and government department should work together.
He also emphasized on the life skill education of adolescents as they are prone to abuse in this phase of life. Among others Manoj Naik, District Welfare Officer, Amriita Pattnaik, District Coordinator, Samagra Sikhya, Khordha, Dr.P.K.Mishra, District Public Health Communication Officer, Dr.Indira Rath, District Leprosy Officer, CDMO Office, Somendra Nayak, LPO, District Child Protection Unit were present in this programme. They spoke about the adolescent issues and also women reproductive health issues, schemes and programmes of the government. The speakers also discussed on various issues relating to young women and adolescents like sexual and reproductive rights of women and adolescents, AIDs/HIVs, health services and schemes and programmes of government, domestic violence, health and sanitations for girls, family planning, birth spacing, nutritious food etc. Family, community, civil society organisation, media and government all should work together for education and awareness. Prashant Kumar Mallick of PECUC gave the vote of thanks. The programme was facilitated by Panu Behera, Priyadarshini Swain and Binod Kumar Das of PECUC.
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   WORKSHOP ON SEXUAL & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS OF ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG WOMEN


Bhubaneswar(21/12/2019): A district Level workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights of Adolescent and Young Women was organized by People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC) in collaboration with Adoptions Centrum at DRDA conference hall, Khordha on Saturday. More than 80 participants including adolescent group members, young women group members, Govt. officials and media personnel participated in this workshop. Anuradha Mohanty, Executive Director of PECUC, welcomed the guests and also shared the purpose of this workshop. She also said that PECUC is working in this field and generating awareness among adolescents and young women on their education, life skill education reproductive rights, etc. Adaramani Baral, Chairman, PECUC chaired the session and Dr.Minakhi Panda, Director PECUC also spoke on the issues of adolescents and young women.
Ruby Rout, Country Director of Adoptionscentrum said that the problems of the adolescents will be solved with the help of both community and the government. On the occasion, chief guest of this workshop Diganta Routray, Project Director, DRDA, Khordha inaugurated the workshop and said to overcome the challenges, NGOs and government department should work together.
He also emphasized on the life skill education of adolescents as they are prone to abuse in this phase of life. Among others Manoj Naik, District Welfare Officer, Amriita Pattnaik, District Coordinator, Samagra Sikhya, Khordha, Dr.P.K.Mishra, District Public Health Communication Officer, Dr.Indira Rath, District Leprosy Officer, CDMO Office, Somendra Nayak, LPO, District Child Protection Unit were present in this programme. They spoke about the adolescent issues and also women reproductive health issues, schemes and programmes of the government. The speakers also discussed on various issues relating to young women and adolescents like sexual and reproductive rights of women and adolescents, AIDs/HIVs, health services and schemes and programmes of government, domestic violence, health and sanitations for girls, family planning, birth spacing, nutritious food etc. Family, community, civil society organisation, media and government all should work together for education and awareness. Prashant Kumar Mallick of PECUC gave the vote of thanks. The programme was facilitated by Panu Behera, Priyadarshini Swain and Binod Kumar Das of PECUC.
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   Interface Meeting of EWRs with District Administration


Bhubaneswar 10/12/2019: An interface meeting of Elected Women Representative with District Administration was organsied by People’s cultural Centre (PECUC), a leading voluntary organization of Odisha in collaboration with The Hunger Project (THP) at the Red Cross Bhawan. In this meeting more than 35 Women Elected Representative from Bolgarh and Balianta block of Khordha district participated. The guest speaker of this programme were Mr. Sachidananda Pati, District Project Officer, Khordha, Ms. Banishree Pattnaik, District Child Protection Officer, Khordha, Ms. Sandhyarani Guru, District Emergency Officer, Khordha and Bijayalaxmi Behera, Child Development Project Officer, BMC, Bhubaneswar. They discussed on child protection, child right, child and mother care, village level emergency committee and role of women and also about their issues, Govt.s  programme for emergency  situation and also on various Govt.’s scheme and programme etc. Among other Rasmita Patra, Sarpanch Benupur & President ALIBHA EWRs Federation also present in this meeting.  The EWRs also put forward their issues like strengthening of child protection committee in the Panchayat level, informing people about all the schemes and programme relating to ICDS, Increasing the height of canal embankment to prevent flooding in the Balianta, providing Govt support to rightful beneficiary of the disaster etc in this interface meeting. Prashant Kumar Mallick, Upama Mohanty and Bamadeva Jena of PECUC conducted this programme.     


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   PECUC KICK STARTS WEEKLONG CAMPAIGN ON ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN


Bhubaneswar(03/12/2019): People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC), a leading organization in the state in collaboration with The Hunger Project on Tuesday launched its “16 days of Activism” on Ending Violence against Women.

The 16 Days Activism is an International Campaign that started in 1991.

Since then, over 6000 organisations in 187 countries have taken part in this campaign.

This Campaign provides each and every one of us with the opportunity to break the silence around violence against women.

Almost 35% of women in the world are victims of violence.

Nearly three out of every four trafficked women and girls are trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

Even in this modern day and age, violence against women is still on the rise.

They are not only being raped but kidnapped, sexually abused and also through domestic violence and dowry killings.

This weeklong campaign launched a mobile van campaign at Balianta and Bolagarh block of Khurda district to aware the people on the issues of VAW and more specifically domestic violence.

A district level workshop on violence against women was organized at Rotary Bhawan, Bhubaneswar.

Dr.Minakhi Panda, Director PECUC, presided over the meeting.

Esteemed guest Arun Kumar Behera, Additional District Magistrate, Bhubaneswar said that the domestic violence issues can be solved by creating awareness among all sections of people.

Sulata Deo, Adviser Women & Child Development department, Snehanjali Mohanty, Member, State Commission for women & Anuradha Biswal, Olympian addressed the gathering and appreciated the campaign for raising awareness among people regarding how to get information and access the services to end violence against women.

Also they spoke on DV act and role of Women Commission & Protection Officer.

Among others, Swapna Bhoi, Vice Chairman, ALIBHA EWR Federation, Balianta block & Babita Sahoo, Sarpanch of Bolgarh block spoke on this occasion.

Anuradha Mohanty, Executive Director, PECUC, gave welcome address and shared the objective of the workshop and on the weeklong campaign and said,”PECUC is taking initiative at different levels to address the issues to protect women from violence and abuses and working towards a Violence Free Society”.

In this campaign, more than 100 women PRIs and SHG leaders participated and shared views that panchayat should be given adequate power for giving marriage certificate, birth certificate etc; formation of Sexual Harassment committee at panchayat level; single/divorced women, unmarried girls/ widow’s life should be protected; every panchayat should have separate toilets for women; two-child norm at Panchayati Raj system should be completely banned.

Upama Mohanty, Block Coordinator, PECUC gave vote of thanks.

The programme was facilitated by PECUC team Member, Jyotishankar Mohanty, Bamadeva Jena and Dr.Sumitra Mohanty. .

 


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   World day for prevention of child abuse Observed Walkathon against Child Labour, Exploitation & Viol


World day for prevention of child abuse Observed

Walkathon against Child Labour, Exploitation & Violence in Bhubaneswar City

19th November is being observed as the   “World day for prevention of child abuse” all over the world. Take action and prevent child abuse is taken as theme for 2019. Child abuse is a major cause of concern, which creates barrier for free growth of children. Adding to different form of exploitation, exclusion issues have played major role in damaging the child hood of millions of children.  Violence against children takes many forms i.e Child labour, child trafficking, Corporal punishment, sale of children, sexual abuse, child prostitution, neglect, child sex tourism, malnutrition,  bullying, child pornography, harmful traditional practices, abduction, early and forced marriage   etc.

In 2017, the WHO estimated that up to 1 billion minors between the ages of 2 and 17 years of age have endured violence either physical, emotional, or sexual. Sexual abuse (from groping to rape), according to some UNICEF estimates from 2014, affected over 120 million children, representing the highest number of victims. In 2017, the same UN organization reported that in 38 low and middle income countries, almost 17 million adult women admitted having a forced sexual relationship during their childhood. 

At least 3 of every 4 of the world’s children have experienced violence .Child labour is one of the worst forms of violence against children.  According to ILO, 152 million children are still in child labour. Child labour occurs in almost all sectors, yet 7 out of every 10 of these children are working in agriculture.

In November of 1989, nearly every country in the world signed on to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history. Countries across the globe signed onto the CRC, of which one of the articles stated that all children have the right to be protected from violence.

Thirty years later, the world has undoubtedly changed for children. While only five countries had prohibited corporal punishment against children in 1989, today, 58 countries have issued bans of their own. The number of child labourers has decreased by a third since 2000, from 246 to 152 million. And over the last decade, 25 million child marriages were prevented due to increased gender equity and widespread progress. This year the whole world is observing the 30th anniversary of United Nations Convention of Rights of the Child. 

To mark the occasion   a “ Walkathon against child Labour, Exploitation and Abuse” , From Ram Mandir Square to Master canteen Square and  Signature campaign near Master Canteen Square  were  organized by People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC) a leading child rights organization in collaboration with  the Labour & ESI Department, Govt. Of  Odisha. Chairperson of Odisha Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board Sj. Subash Singh, and Sj. Niranjan Sahoo, Labour Commissioner & Anshika Routray, PECUC Goodwill Ambassador, for promotion Right of the Children to Play, inaugurated the walk and signature campaign. Other dignitaries like Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, Secretary PECUC & Chairperson of NACG EVAC, India, Mrs. Anuradha Mohanty, Executive Director, PECUC, Pradeep Kumar Mohapatra, Divisional labour Commissioner, Anuradha Biswal, Olympiad, Sulata Deo, Adviser, WCD, Govt. of Odissa, Mr. S.N Acharya, Assistant Labour Officer, Ms. Dharashree Mohapatra, Assistant Labour Officer, Mr. Pravakar Biswal, Labour Inspector & Kaliputra Kuldeep Prasad, Labour Inspector were present on this occasion. Speakers emphasized to stop child labour and all form of child abuse in their talk. Child labour is the worst form of violence on children. We all need to work together to eradicate child labour and mainstream them through education .The Govt & Civil Society Organisations of Odisha are taking up various steps for development of children .However we all need to work together and also massive awareness is required to eliminate child labour, prevent child abuse, and end violence against children was stressed by speakers also told that it is our responsibility to aware people about not to engage children as child labour which destroy their childhood. A large number of youth from Baneswar Higher Secondary College and youth volunteers from around 10 districts of Odisha participated in the programme.

Ms. Ratna Dash, Ms. Prashant Kumar Mallick and Mr. Jyotisankar Mohanty, Mr. Panu Behera facilitated the programme.


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   Child Artiste Abhijit Padhi got “Pilanka Akshaya Samman-2019” November 18, 2019 170


Child Artiste Abhijit Padhi got “Pilanka Akshaya Samman-2019”

Tribute to Legendary Music Director, Singer & Lyricist Akshaya Mohanty by children

Bhubaneswar (17-Nov-2019): “Pilanka Akhaya” night of 30th PECUC Sisumela. The Amphitheatre of Ekamrahat echoed with the everlasting songs of Legendary Singer, Lyricist & Music Director Late Akshaya Mohanty, on the voice of little children, as the evening progressed. In a unique way children paid tribute to the Icon of Odia Music on his 17th Death Anniversary.

Singer of the young generation  Abhijit Padhi honoured with prestigious Pilanka Akshaya Samman 2019. Eminent singer Smt Shyamamani Devi,Mr  Prabeep kumar Biswal, IAS, Additional Secretary, Finance Dept. Govt. of Odisha, renowned  Singers  Laxmikant Palit, Subas Dash,  Bandita Das, Ghasiram Panda Social Worker,Sj jatin Dash , Senior Journalist , Rupak Mohanpatra, Programme Manager, NRHM ,Madhabananda Beura ,Journalist were spoke on the occassion. Mrs. Adaramani Boral, Chairman, Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, Secretary, Dr. Minakhi Panda, Director, Mrs. Anuradha Mohanty, Executive Director, of PECUC, also spoke on the occasion.

 Ekamrahat  reverberate with songs like Udashi Akhi……, Udi Udi Jaere Mora Gudi……, Sei Dipa Achhi……, Mana Hajijae……, Danei Das Kahere Bhai….,Paradeshi Bandhu…., Chithi Mor Tiki Chadhei….., Shikari Shikari……., Smruti Eka Rupa Janha….., Chumki Chumki…., Jajabar Mana Mora…., Phur Kini Udi Gala…., Tor Mor Katha Heba…, Jharaka Kholi….., Nadira Nama…, Mayabini Bana Jyotsna…, Sabi Sabi…, Batoi Bhai…. etc. The singers were Anjalideepa,  Abhijit, Nirbishesh, Smaranika, Akankhya, Tanushree, Dibyanshu, Santosh, Rudra Madhab, Niharika & Adysha.  The programme was nicely anchored by Soumya Priyadarshi & Sovnit Patnaik .   

 The veteran musicians  Mr Sarat Pani, M. Simadri, Babloo & Alok accompanied the child singers. The prizes distributed by the guests to the winners of song competition. The programme was organized by PECUC in joint collaboration with Rotary Club Unique, Bhubaneswar.

Fine Art, Elocution and Quiz competition were also organised among the children in the morning. Manas Ranjan Nayak, Shushree Shailani Suman, Shishir Bahinipati and Manoranjan Mishra joined as judges for this competitions.

Mrs. Ratna Dash, Mr Prashant Kumar Mallick, Mr. Panu Behera,, Ganeswar Singh, Monalisa Patro , Upama Mohanty, Bamdev Jena, Pridarshini  .of PECUC conducted the programme.


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   Weeklong 30th PECUC Sisumela Concluded


The weeklong Children’s festival- 30th PECUC Sisumela has reached its closing day adding another glorious chapter to the history of PECUC Sisumela. Addressing the closing ceremony Chief Guest Justice Sj Biswanath Rath, Honourable Judge Odisha High Court said  we all should work for the development of children. Mr. Saumya Ranjan Pattnaik, Editor, The Sambad and MLA advised the children to remain grateful  to their parents and to take care of them in the old age and the parents also should consider their child’s interest. Mr. Sitanshu Kumar Rout, Collector Khordha empasised that the children should build their character for a greater future. Mr, Ashok Kumar Tripathy, Former  Administrator Ashok Kumar Tripathy, encouraged the children to follow their dream. Our guests from AEIN Luxembourg Francois, Julien and Jeff congratulated the children on the 30th anniversary of UNCRC. Among other Ruby Rout, Country Director, Adoption Centrum,  emphasized on the welfare of the children. They emphasized that all children deserve happy childhood and they should be encouraged to follow their dream. They further stated that all the parent, guardian, citizen, community, Govt. bodies, voluntary organization should come forward to join their hand to create a better environment where every child  should feel safe, secure and well protected. Their natural physical and mental progress should not be hindered by any social, economical and cultural barrier.

This programme was presided over by President, Sisumela Committee and Renowned Journalist Mr. Prodosh Kumar Pattnaik and Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, Secretary, PECUC gave the introductory note. Among others Mrs. Adaramani Boral, chairman PECUC  spoke on the occasion. Vote of Thanks was given by Anuradha Mohanty, Executive Director PECUC.

On this occasion children and adults personalities were honoured with many prestigious annual awards for outstanding performance in different fields. Senior Journalist Sj Shital Taranga Beuria  was honoured with prestigious “Swarup Jena Memorial Award 2019 for outstanding contribution in the field of journalism, where as “Abani Baral Memorial Award 2019” to Retd. Teacher Kishor Chandra Paramguru  for his contribution in the field of teaching,  “Sisusathi Award 2019” to Sj. Nrushinha Nath Singh for outstanding contribution for children,  “Prafulla Chandra Dash Memorial Sisu Adhikar Surakshya Award 2019” to SJ Prakash Kumar Rath for his social work, Women PRI Rasmita Patra was given “Aradhana Nanda Smaraki Samman 2019” for his outstanding work as a people’s representative,  “Ketaki Pattnaik Memorial Award 2019”  to Smruti Ranjan Mohanty & Rajeswari Swain  for securing highest mark in scholarship examination,  “Dr. Sarat Chandra Pujari Memorial Award 2019” to Child Artist  Ayesha Shamal for acting, “Prafulla Chandra Das Memorial Sisu Prativa Award 2019”  to Ayusha Pattnaik  for all round achievement , “Baji Rout Memorial Award 2019” to Kumari Shrimati Bandra for bravery and courageous activity,  “Prananath Pattnaik Memorial Award 2019” to a child Kalyani Priyadarshini for social work, Gautam Rath was chosen for “Baby of the Year award 2019”.

Child artists of Cultural groups like Sunrise Public School, BJEM Dance group, Flowers Group,  Navodaya Vidyalaya, Khordha, Sarala Dance Group, performed colourful cultural programme. In this week long children festival help and cooperation was provided by Cultural Department and Labour Department of State Government, Rotary Club RCB Unique, Adoption Centrum, TDH[G], AEIN, OIK, DIK,  SBI, India, IMFA, Canara Bank etc. Mrs. Ratna Dash, Mr. Jyoti Sankar Mohanty, Mr Prashant Kumar Mallick, Mr. Panu Behera, Mr. Ganeswar Singh, Upama Mohanty, Binod Kumar Dash, Dr. Sumitra Mohanty, Monalisa Patra  etc. of PECUC conducted the programme.


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   PECUC’s 30th Sisu Mela: Week Long Children Festival Inaugurated


Bhubaneswar: Children must dream to become successful during early stage of their life and to fulfill the dream they should devote their effort in this direction. All parents, guardians and teachers should come forward to encourage their children in achieving their goal, told by eminent dignitaries while addressing to the Inaugural Ceremony of 30th year Sisu Mela (Children festival week) of People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC), a leading socio-cultural organization at Bhubaneswar.

On Thurseday evening, while inaugurating the weeklong festival of PECUC the guest encouraged the children and emphasized that the children must see dream and they should engage themselves to achieve them.
Inaugurating the 30th PECUC Sisumela Minister of Home, Energy & Industry Captain Dibya Shankar Mishra emphasized that the children should be encouraged to follow their dream. Sri Arun Kumar Sahoo, Minister, Higher Education & Agriculture and farmer empowerment, fisheries and animal resources said that children should not became the machine rather they should spent their childhood in enjoying it to the fullest. MLA Ananta Narayan Jena and MLA Prashant Muduli told about the different schemes and programmes of Government for children.

The inaugural function was chaired by senior journalist and President of PECUC sisumela Sri Pradosh Pattnaik, Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, Secretary, PECUC gave the welcome address and Esecutive Director of PECUC Ms. Anuradha Mohanty gave vote of thanks.

Mr. Niranjan Sahoo, IAS, labour commissioner, Govt. of Odisha emphasized that it is the responsibility of all the elders to ensure smiling on the face of all children, he also said about the recent child labour act provisions & engaging children in labour is a heinous crime. Mr. Sahadev Sahu, Retd IAS, Former Chief Secretary Govt. of Orissa said that dedication, hard work and positive attitude are the key points behind all success and to be a responsible citizen all children should follow these principles. Among other Adaramani Baral, Chairperson, PECUC, Dr. Seba Mohapatra and Ms Anuradha Biswal, Olympian said a happy childhood is the right of every child.
Eminent Actress & 16 year old Bhoomika Dash PECUC’s Goodwill Ambassador for promotion of child rights for the year 2019-2021 discussed about the different challenges the children of today are facing and she also encouraged the children to follow their dreams. 14 year old sports person Anshika Routray, Goodwill Ambassador for Promotion of Right of the Children to Play shows her concerns over the less time to play for children and stressed that the parents should encourage their children for outdoor games as it is necessity for their physical stability.

It was followed by colourful cultural program by Children of KTT group from Dept of culture, Govt of Odisha, Vickey dance group and by Avantika dance group. The program was conducted by Mrs. Ratna Dash, Mr. Prashant Kumar Mallick, Mr. Jyotisankar Mohanty, Mr. Ganeswar Singh of PECUC.
The festival will continue until 20th Nov.


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   PECUC TO OBSERVE 30TH YEAR OF SISUMELA CHILDREN FESTIVAL FROM NOVEMBER 14 TO 20


PECUC TO OBSERVE 30TH YEAR OF SISUMELA CHILDREN FESTIVAL FROM NOVEMBER 14 TO 20


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   PECUC TO OBSERVE 30TH YEAR OF SISUMELA CHILDREN FESTIVAL FROM NOVEMBER 14 TO 20


Bhubaneswar(01/11/2019): This year, People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC) is observing 30th year of Sisumela Children Festival from November 14 to 20, 2019 at Ekamra Haat, Bhubaneswar. There will be mesmerizing cultural performances by children every evening.

Besides, different competitions will also be conducted among children during the festival.

Details about the competitions are available on website-www.pecuc.org.

This apart, eminent personalities and talented children will be honoured for their excellence in various fields.

Interested persons may apply for different awards online through pecucsisumela@gmail.com by November 7. The prestigious Prananath Patnaik Smaraki Samman will be conferred on children below 18 years of age for social service.

Similarly, the Bajirout Smaraki Samman will be conferred for bravery and Sarat Pujari Smaraki Samman will be presented for acting.

The Pilanka Akhaya Samman and Ketaki Patnaik Smaraki Samman will be conferred on children for their success in scholarship examinations and singing, respectively.

Moreover, talented children will be conferred with Praffulla Chandra Das Sisu Prativa Puraskar


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   Cyclone "Fani" Response by PECUC


A change in habbit has been seen in Suryakanta Bhoi aged 12, a regular attendee of Child Friendly Space. He has left the habbit of taking of Pan, Gutka and Bidi and also regular attending the school. Similarly 12 years old Lipasa Bhoi has overcome her fear by coming to this centre and playing with children of her age. Not only Suryakanta or Lipsa but many children were benefited by the Child Friendly Space organized by PECUC.  

On the third of May Cyclone “Fani” ravaged the coast of Odisha. The situation of the people was precarious with thousands of broken trees and broken electric pole disrupting both the land and telephonic communication associated with the problem of water scarcity left the people of capital in a stand still situation. The loss of other things including house, agriculture, livelihood and livestock was beyond imagination. Khordha & Puri district was worst hit. In the advent of cyclone People’s Cultural Centre PECUC had supported community in its operational areas for early warning, in evacuation and also deputed volunteers etc to make people aware about the situation. Continuously supported in the evacuation process and also counseled people in the shelter and looked after their safety. They also coordinated in the block office. PECUC team reached in the field after the cyclone to assess the situation so that immediate relief measure can be undertaken to help people.

As immediate measure Community kitchen were organized in Chacherasabarasahi of Khordha Municipality, Sundarpur, Dashpur and Godibari village of Bhubaneswar block, Purunajinti Bhoisahi, Nabati Bhoisahi and Barijanga Bhoisahi of Balianta block. In total PECUC could able to feed 3760 hungry soul, which was the immediate need of the community as the people mostly being poor and houses being broken were deprived of cooked food for many days. In total PECUC could organize 15 community kitchens. Besides two days community kitchen for 900 people, at Chanrapada village, Nimapada block of Puri district was provided by PECUC.  

A total of 5719 families were supported with food and non food items in 63 villages of Balianta block, 5 villages of Bhubaneswar block, 5 villages of Khodha Municipality and 4 slums of BMC. Temporary shelter 2650 families supported with tarpaulin one piece each, 800 families with double cotton Mosquito net one each, 133 families with 13.30 quintals of rice, 2462 families with 49.24 quintals of dal, 310 families 9.97 quintals of flat rice, 2329 families [for children] 69.87 quintals of Chhatua, 2329 families with 1KG salt each, 1400 children received 1400 pkts of Biscuit, 1693 adolescent girls received 5179 pkts of sanitary napkins, solar lantern support to 140 families, kitchen garden support to 100 families, 1450 plants, 415 schools children of Balinat block received school kit support. Besides 289 families of Mahisha village of Nimapada block of Puri received sanitary kit including mosquito net, Bucket and Mug one set each.

After “Fani” children in Balianta block were most vulnerable. Their houses broken & study materials destroyed they were very much affected by the situation. Schools were also closed during that period for summer vacation. They were traumatized and passing through a period of uncertainty. Considering the situation PECUC set up 12 Child Friendly Space (CFS) at 7 vulnerable places  of Balianta block, 5 at Khordha Municipality to protect children from abuse, violence & exploitation and to provide them a safe space, where they can spent their time without any fear and anxiety. This space was called as Shradha Bhawan. The children were playing there and also taking part in dance, song, and other such fun activities. Their education was also given equally importance in that centre. Counseling support was also provided to the children to recover from the trauma of cyclone. Trained CFS volunteers were there to take care of them and the centre was opening from 9 AM to 4 PM. The children were engaged in a various activities in a very joyful manner. A total of 469 children were coming to CFS on a regular basis. After the school reopened the children were motivated to join school and the CFS now operating in the morning and afternoon before and after school hours. The volunteers are helping the children to cope with the school. CFS was also a success as the children were playing in the centre under the guidance of our trained volunteers their parents get time to repair their house.

Health risk of community as an aftermath of “Fani” increased. Heat wave, fever, diarrhea, cold etc made situation more vulnerable. PECUC organized 20 nos of Health camps in Balinata block. Around 1630 nos people including children, women and older people, attended the health camp   get medicines. Various awareness campaign like on Diarrhea, hand wash, malaria are also organized in this camp. Sanitation drives was also taken up 30 villages of Balianta block, 1 village in Jatani block and 4 villages in the Khordha municipality where bleaching powder also applied near hand pumps, wells, ponds, drains etc and people were made aware about their health and sanitation. PECUC is also conducting repairing work of cyclone affected Ananta Gopal Upper Primary Bidyapitha of Atala village of Balianta block with the support of Help for Children in Need Foundation, Pune, Maharastra. 

However PECUC was not alone in its endeavor, it was supported by its benevolent partner organizations like TDH(G), AEIN, DIK, Adoptions Centrum, Hindusthan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd., Analog Devices, SGK India Industrial Services (P) Ltd., Singapur Odia Society and many generous personalities. PECUC’s staffs and its Board Members were also contributed to Fani Response programme.


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   Cyclone "Fani" Response by PECUC


Bhubaneswar: Suryakanta Bhoi aged 12, a regular attendee of Child Friendly Space. He has left the habbit of taking of Pan, Gutkha and Bidi and also regular attending the school. Similarly 12 years old Lipasa Bhoi has overcome her fear by coming to this centre and playing with children of her age. Not only Suryakanta or Lipsa but many children were benefited by the Child Friendly Space & back to school.
On the third of May Cyclone “Fani” ravaged the coast of Odisha. The situation of the people was precarious with thousands of broken trees and broken electric pole disrupting both the land and telephonic communication associated with the problem of water scarcity left the people of capital in a stand still situation. The loss of other things including house, agriculture, livelihood and livestock was beyond imagination. Khordha & Puri district was worst hit. In the advent of cyclone People’s Cultural Centre PECUC had supported community in its operational areas for early warning, in evacuation and also deputed volunteers etc to make people aware about the situation. Continuously supported in the evacuation process and also counseled people in the shelter and looked after their safety. They also coordinated in the block office. PECUC team reached in the field after the cyclone to assess the situation so that immediate relief measure can be undertaken to help people.
As immediate measure Community kitchen were organized in Chacherasabarasahi of Khordha Municipality, Sundarpur, Dashpur and Godibari village of Bhubaneswar block, Purunajinti Bhoisahi, Nabati Bhoisahi and Barijanga Bhoisahi of Balianta block. In total PECUC could able to feed 3760 hungry soul, which was the immediate need of the community as the people mostly being poor and houses being broken were deprived of cooked food for many days. In total PECUC could organize 15 community kitchens. Besides two days community kitchen for 900 people, at Chanrapada village, Nimapada block of Puri district was provided by PECUC.
A total of 5719 families were supported with food and non food items in 63 villages of Balianta block, 5 villages of Bhubaneswar block, 5 villages of Khodha Municipality and 4 slums of BMC. Temporary shelter 2650 families supported with tarpaulin one piece each, 800 families with double cotton Mosquito net one each, 133 families with 13.30 quintals of rice, 2462 families with 49.24 quintals of dal, 310 families 9.97 quintals of flat rice, 2329 families [for children] 69.87 quintals of Chhatua, 2329 families with 1KG salt each, 1400 children received 1400 pkts of Biscuit, 1693 adolescent girls received 5179 pkts of sanitary napkins, solar lantern support to 140 families, kitchen garden support to 100 families, 1450 plants, 415 schools children of Balinat block received school kit support. Besides 289 families of Mahisha village of Nimapada block of Puri received sanitary kit including mosquito net, Bucket and Mug one set each.
After “Fani” children in Balianta block were most vulnerable. Their houses broken & study materials destroyed they were very much affected by the situation. Schools were also closed during that period for summer vacation. They were traumatized and passing through a period of uncertainty. Considering the situation PECUC set up 12 Child Friendly Space (CFS) at 7 vulnerable places of Balianta block, 5 at Khordha Municipality to protect children from abuse, violence & exploitation and to provide them a safe space, where they can spent their time without any fear and anxiety. This space was called as Shradha Bhawan. The children were playing there and also taking part in dance, song, and other such fun activities. Their education was also given equally importance in that centre. Counseling support was also provided to the children to recover from the trauma of cyclone. Trained CFS volunteers were there to take care of them and the centre was opening from 9 AM to 4 PM. The children were engaged in a various activities in a very joyful manner. A total of 469 children were coming to CFS on a regular basis. After the school reopened the children were motivated to join school and the CFS now operating in the morning and afternoon before and after school hours. The volunteers are helping the children to cope with the school. CFS was also a success as the children were playing in the centre under the guidance of our trained volunteers their parents get time to repair their house.
Health risk of community as an aftermath of “Fani” increased. Heat wave, fever, diarrhea, cold etc made situation more vulnerable. PECUC organized 20 nos of Health camps in Balinata block. Around 1630 nos people including children, women and older people, attended the health camp get medicines. Various awareness campaign like on Diarrhea, hand wash, malaria are also organized in this camp. Sanitation drives was also taken up 30 villages of Balianta block, 1 village in Jatani block and 4 villages in the Khordha municipality where bleaching powder also applied near hand pumps, wells, ponds, drains etc and people were made aware about their health and sanitation. PECUC is also conducting repairing work of cyclone affected Ananta Gopal Upper Primary Bidyapitha of Atala village of Balianta block with the support of Help for Children in Need Foundation, Pune, Maharastra.
However PECUC was not alone in its endeavor, it was supported by its benevolent partner organizations like TDH(G), AEIN, DIK, Adoptions Centrum, Hindusthan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd., Analog Devices, SGK India Industrial Services (P) Ltd., Singapur Odia Society and many generous personalities. PECUC’s staffs and its Board Members were also contributed to Fani Response programme.


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   Cyclone "Fani" Response by PECUC


Bhubaneswar: Suryakanta Bhoi aged 12, a regular attendee of Child Friendly Space. He has left the habbit of taking of Pan, Gutkha and Bidi and also regular attending the school. Similarly 12 years old Lipasa Bhoi has overcome her fear by coming to this centre and playing with children of her age. Not only Suryakanta or Lipsa but many children were benefited by the Child Friendly Space & back to school.
On the third of May Cyclone “Fani” ravaged the coast of Odisha. The situation of the people was precarious with thousands of broken trees and broken electric pole disrupting both the land and telephonic communication associated with the problem of water scarcity left the people of capital in a stand still situation. The loss of other things including house, agriculture, livelihood and livestock was beyond imagination. Khordha & Puri district was worst hit. In the advent of cyclone People’s Cultural Centre PECUC had supported community in its operational areas for early warning, in evacuation and also deputed volunteers etc to make people aware about the situation. Continuously supported in the evacuation process and also counseled people in the shelter and looked after their safety. They also coordinated in the block office. PECUC team reached in the field after the cyclone to assess the situation so that immediate relief measure can be undertaken to help people.
As immediate measure Community kitchen were organized in Chacherasabarasahi of Khordha Municipality, Sundarpur, Dashpur and Godibari village of Bhubaneswar block, Purunajinti Bhoisahi, Nabati Bhoisahi and Barijanga Bhoisahi of Balianta block. In total PECUC could able to feed 3760 hungry soul, which was the immediate need of the community as the people mostly being poor and houses being broken were deprived of cooked food for many days. In total PECUC could organize 15 community kitchens. Besides two days community kitchen for 900 people, at Chanrapada village, Nimapada block of Puri district was provided by PECUC.
A total of 5719 families were supported with food and non food items in 63 villages of Balianta block, 5 villages of Bhubaneswar block, 5 villages of Khodha Municipality and 4 slums of BMC. Temporary shelter 2650 families supported with tarpaulin one piece each, 800 families with double cotton Mosquito net one each, 133 families with 13.30 quintals of rice, 2462 families with 49.24 quintals of dal, 310 families 9.97 quintals of flat rice, 2329 families [for children] 69.87 quintals of Chhatua, 2329 families with 1KG salt each, 1400 children received 1400 pkts of Biscuit, 1693 adolescent girls received 5179 pkts of sanitary napkins, solar lantern support to 140 families, kitchen garden support to 100 families, 1450 plants, 415 schools children of Balinat block received school kit support. Besides 289 families of Mahisha village of Nimapada block of Puri received sanitary kit including mosquito net, Bucket and Mug one set each.
After “Fani” children in Balianta block were most vulnerable. Their houses broken & study materials destroyed they were very much affected by the situation. Schools were also closed during that period for summer vacation. They were traumatized and passing through a period of uncertainty. Considering the situation PECUC set up 12 Child Friendly Space (CFS) at 7 vulnerable places of Balianta block, 5 at Khordha Municipality to protect children from abuse, violence & exploitation and to provide them a safe space, where they can spent their time without any fear and anxiety. This space was called as Shradha Bhawan. The children were playing there and also taking part in dance, song, and other such fun activities. Their education was also given equally importance in that centre. Counseling support was also provided to the children to recover from the trauma of cyclone. Trained CFS volunteers were there to take care of them and the centre was opening from 9 AM to 4 PM. The children were engaged in a various activities in a very joyful manner. A total of 469 children were coming to CFS on a regular basis. After the school reopened the children were motivated to join school and the CFS now operating in the morning and afternoon before and after school hours. The volunteers are helping the children to cope with the school. CFS was also a success as the children were playing in the centre under the guidance of our trained volunteers their parents get time to repair their house.
Health risk of community as an aftermath of “Fani” increased. Heat wave, fever, diarrhea, cold etc made situation more vulnerable. PECUC organized 20 nos of Health camps in Balinata block. Around 1630 nos people including children, women and older people, attended the health camp get medicines. Various awareness campaign like on Diarrhea, hand wash, malaria are also organized in this camp. Sanitation drives was also taken up 30 villages of Balianta block, 1 village in Jatani block and 4 villages in the Khordha municipality where bleaching powder also applied near hand pumps, wells, ponds, drains etc and people were made aware about their health and sanitation. PECUC is also conducting repairing work of cyclone affected Ananta Gopal Upper Primary Bidyapitha of Atala village of Balianta block with the support of Help for Children in Need Foundation, Pune, Maharastra.
However PECUC was not alone in its endeavor, it was supported by its benevolent partner organizations like TDH(G), AEIN, DIK, Adoptions Centrum, Hindusthan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd., Analog Devices, SGK India Industrial Services (P) Ltd., Singapur Odia Society and many generous personalities. PECUC’s staffs and its Board Members were also contributed to Fani Response programme.


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   Cyclone "Fani" Response by PECUC


Bhubaneswar: Suryakanta Bhoi aged 12, a regular attendee of Child Friendly Space. He has left the habbit of taking of Pan, Gutkha and Bidi and also regular attending the school. Similarly 12 years old Lipasa Bhoi has overcome her fear by coming to this centre and playing with children of her age. Not only Suryakanta or Lipsa but many children were benefited by the Child Friendly Space & back to school.
On the third of May Cyclone “Fani” ravaged the coast of Odisha. The situation of the people was precarious with thousands of broken trees and broken electric pole disrupting both the land and telephonic communication associated with the problem of water scarcity left the people of capital in a stand still situation. The loss of other things including house, agriculture, livelihood and livestock was beyond imagination. Khordha & Puri district was worst hit. In the advent of cyclone People’s Cultural Centre PECUC had supported community in its operational areas for early warning, in evacuation and also deputed volunteers etc to make people aware about the situation. Continuously supported in the evacuation process and also counseled people in the shelter and looked after their safety. They also coordinated in the block office. PECUC team reached in the field after the cyclone to assess the situation so that immediate relief measure can be undertaken to help people.
As immediate measure Community kitchen were organized in Chacherasabarasahi of Khordha Municipality, Sundarpur, Dashpur and Godibari village of Bhubaneswar block, Purunajinti Bhoisahi, Nabati Bhoisahi and Barijanga Bhoisahi of Balianta block. In total PECUC could able to feed 3760 hungry soul, which was the immediate need of the community as the people mostly being poor and houses being broken were deprived of cooked food for many days. In total PECUC could organize 15 community kitchens. Besides two days community kitchen for 900 people, at Chanrapada village, Nimapada block of Puri district was provided by PECUC.
A total of 5719 families were supported with food and non food items in 63 villages of Balianta block, 5 villages of Bhubaneswar block, 5 villages of Khodha Municipality and 4 slums of BMC. Temporary shelter 2650 families supported with tarpaulin one piece each, 800 families with double cotton Mosquito net one each, 133 families with 13.30 quintals of rice, 2462 families with 49.24 quintals of dal, 310 families 9.97 quintals of flat rice, 2329 families [for children] 69.87 quintals of Chhatua, 2329 families with 1KG salt each, 1400 children received 1400 pkts of Biscuit, 1693 adolescent girls received 5179 pkts of sanitary napkins, solar lantern support to 140 families, kitchen garden support to 100 families, 1450 plants, 415 schools children of Balinat block received school kit support. Besides 289 families of Mahisha village of Nimapada block of Puri received sanitary kit including mosquito net, Bucket and Mug one set each.
After “Fani” children in Balianta block were most vulnerable. Their houses broken & study materials destroyed they were very much affected by the situation. Schools were also closed during that period for summer vacation. They were traumatized and passing through a period of uncertainty. Considering the situation PECUC set up 12 Child Friendly Space (CFS) at 7 vulnerable places of Balianta block, 5 at Khordha Municipality to protect children from abuse, violence & exploitation and to provide them a safe space, where they can spent their time without any fear and anxiety. This space was called as Shradha Bhawan. The children were playing there and also taking part in dance, song, and other such fun activities. Their education was also given equally importance in that centre. Counseling support was also provided to the children to recover from the trauma of cyclone. Trained CFS volunteers were there to take care of them and the centre was opening from 9 AM to 4 PM. The children were engaged in a various activities in a very joyful manner. A total of 469 children were coming to CFS on a regular basis. After the school reopened the children were motivated to join school and the CFS now operating in the morning and afternoon before and after school hours. The volunteers are helping the children to cope with the school. CFS was also a success as the children were playing in the centre under the guidance of our trained volunteers their parents get time to repair their house.
Health risk of community as an aftermath of “Fani” increased. Heat wave, fever, diarrhea, cold etc made situation more vulnerable. PECUC organized 20 nos of Health camps in Balinata block. Around 1630 nos people including children, women and older people, attended the health camp get medicines. Various awareness campaign like on Diarrhea, hand wash, malaria are also organized in this camp. Sanitation drives was also taken up 30 villages of Balianta block, 1 village in Jatani block and 4 villages in the Khordha municipality where bleaching powder also applied near hand pumps, wells, ponds, drains etc and people were made aware about their health and sanitation. PECUC is also conducting repairing work of cyclone affected Ananta Gopal Upper Primary Bidyapitha of Atala village of Balianta block with the support of Help for Children in Need Foundation, Pune, Maharastra.
However PECUC was not alone in its endeavor, it was supported by its benevolent partner organizations like TDH(G), AEIN, DIK, Adoptions Centrum, Hindusthan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd., Analog Devices, SGK India Industrial Services (P) Ltd., Singapur Odia Society and many generous personalities. PECUC’s staffs and its Board Members were also contributed to Fani Response programme.


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   Cyclone "Fani" Response by PECUC


Bhubaneswar: Suryakanta Bhoi aged 12, a regular attendee of Child Friendly Space. He has left the habbit of taking of Pan, Gutkha and Bidi and also regular attending the school. Similarly 12 years old Lipasa Bhoi has overcome her fear by coming to this centre and playing with children of her age. Not only Suryakanta or Lipsa but many children were benefited by the Child Friendly Space & back to school.
On the third of May Cyclone “Fani” ravaged the coast of Odisha. The situation of the people was precarious with thousands of broken trees and broken electric pole disrupting both the land and telephonic communication associated with the problem of water scarcity left the people of capital in a stand still situation. The loss of other things including house, agriculture, livelihood and livestock was beyond imagination. Khordha & Puri district was worst hit. In the advent of cyclone People’s Cultural Centre PECUC had supported community in its operational areas for early warning, in evacuation and also deputed volunteers etc to make people aware about the situation. Continuously supported in the evacuation process and also counseled people in the shelter and looked after their safety. They also coordinated in the block office. PECUC team reached in the field after the cyclone to assess the situation so that immediate relief measure can be undertaken to help people.
As immediate measure Community kitchen were organized in Chacherasabarasahi of Khordha Municipality, Sundarpur, Dashpur and Godibari village of Bhubaneswar block, Purunajinti Bhoisahi, Nabati Bhoisahi and Barijanga Bhoisahi of Balianta block. In total PECUC could able to feed 3760 hungry soul, which was the immediate need of the community as the people mostly being poor and houses being broken were deprived of cooked food for many days. In total PECUC could organize 15 community kitchens. Besides two days community kitchen for 900 people, at Chanrapada village, Nimapada block of Puri district was provided by PECUC.
A total of 5719 families were supported with food and non food items in 63 villages of Balianta block, 5 villages of Bhubaneswar block, 5 villages of Khodha Municipality and 4 slums of BMC. Temporary shelter 2650 families supported with tarpaulin one piece each, 800 families with double cotton Mosquito net one each, 133 families with 13.30 quintals of rice, 2462 families with 49.24 quintals of dal, 310 families 9.97 quintals of flat rice, 2329 families [for children] 69.87 quintals of Chhatua, 2329 families with 1KG salt each, 1400 children received 1400 pkts of Biscuit, 1693 adolescent girls received 5179 pkts of sanitary napkins, solar lantern support to 140 families, kitchen garden support to 100 families, 1450 plants, 415 schools children of Balinat block received school kit support. Besides 289 families of Mahisha village of Nimapada block of Puri received sanitary kit including mosquito net, Bucket and Mug one set each.
After “Fani” children in Balianta block were most vulnerable. Their houses broken & study materials destroyed they were very much affected by the situation. Schools were also closed during that period for summer vacation. They were traumatized and passing through a period of uncertainty. Considering the situation PECUC set up 12 Child Friendly Space (CFS) at 7 vulnerable places of Balianta block, 5 at Khordha Municipality to protect children from abuse, violence & exploitation and to provide them a safe space, where they can spent their time without any fear and anxiety. This space was called as Shradha Bhawan. The children were playing there and also taking part in dance, song, and other such fun activities. Their education was also given equally importance in that centre. Counseling support was also provided to the children to recover from the trauma of cyclone. Trained CFS volunteers were there to take care of them and the centre was opening from 9 AM to 4 PM. The children were engaged in a various activities in a very joyful manner. A total of 469 children were coming to CFS on a regular basis. After the school reopened the children were motivated to join school and the CFS now operating in the morning and afternoon before and after school hours. The volunteers are helping the children to cope with the school. CFS was also a success as the children were playing in the centre under the guidance of our trained volunteers their parents get time to repair their house.
Health risk of community as an aftermath of “Fani” increased. Heat wave, fever, diarrhea, cold etc made situation more vulnerable. PECUC organized 20 nos of Health camps in Balinata block. Around 1630 nos people including children, women and older people, attended the health camp get medicines. Various awareness campaign like on Diarrhea, hand wash, malaria are also organized in this camp. Sanitation drives was also taken up 30 villages of Balianta block, 1 village in Jatani block and 4 villages in the Khordha municipality where bleaching powder also applied near hand pumps, wells, ponds, drains etc and people were made aware about their health and sanitation. PECUC is also conducting repairing work of cyclone affected Ananta Gopal Upper Primary Bidyapitha of Atala village of Balianta block with the support of Help for Children in Need Foundation, Pune, Maharastra.
However PECUC was not alone in its endeavor, it was supported by its benevolent partner organizations like TDH(G), AEIN, DIK, Adoptions Centrum, Hindusthan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd., Analog Devices, SGK India Industrial Services (P) Ltd., Singapur Odia Society and many generous personalities. PECUC’s staffs and its Board Members were also contributed to Fani Response programme.


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   Cyclone "Fani" Response by PECUC


Bhubaneswar: Suryakanta Bhoi aged 12, a regular attendee of Child Friendly Space. He has left the habbit of taking of Pan, Gutkha and Bidi and also regular attending the school. Similarly 12 years old Lipasa Bhoi has overcome her fear by coming to this centre and playing with children of her age. Not only Suryakanta or Lipsa but many children were benefited by the Child Friendly Space & back to school.
On the third of May Cyclone “Fani” ravaged the coast of Odisha. The situation of the people was precarious with thousands of broken trees and broken electric pole disrupting both the land and telephonic communication associated with the problem of water scarcity left the people of capital in a stand still situation. The loss of other things including house, agriculture, livelihood and livestock was beyond imagination. Khordha & Puri district was worst hit. In the advent of cyclone People’s Cultural Centre PECUC had supported community in its operational areas for early warning, in evacuation and also deputed volunteers etc to make people aware about the situation. Continuously supported in the evacuation process and also counseled people in the shelter and looked after their safety. They also coordinated in the block office. PECUC team reached in the field after the cyclone to assess the situation so that immediate relief measure can be undertaken to help people.
As immediate measure Community kitchen were organized in Chacherasabarasahi of Khordha Municipality, Sundarpur, Dashpur and Godibari village of Bhubaneswar block, Purunajinti Bhoisahi, Nabati Bhoisahi and Barijanga Bhoisahi of Balianta block. In total PECUC could able to feed 3760 hungry soul, which was the immediate need of the community as the people mostly being poor and houses being broken were deprived of cooked food for many days. In total PECUC could organize 15 community kitchens. Besides two days community kitchen for 900 people, at Chanrapada village, Nimapada block of Puri district was provided by PECUC.
A total of 5719 families were supported with food and non food items in 63 villages of Balianta block, 5 villages of Bhubaneswar block, 5 villages of Khodha Municipality and 4 slums of BMC. Temporary shelter 2650 families supported with tarpaulin one piece each, 800 families with double cotton Mosquito net one each, 133 families with 13.30 quintals of rice, 2462 families with 49.24 quintals of dal, 310 families 9.97 quintals of flat rice, 2329 families [for children] 69.87 quintals of Chhatua, 2329 families with 1KG salt each, 1400 children received 1400 pkts of Biscuit, 1693 adolescent girls received 5179 pkts of sanitary napkins, solar lantern support to 140 families, kitchen garden support to 100 families, 1450 plants, 415 schools children of Balinat block received school kit support. Besides 289 families of Mahisha village of Nimapada block of Puri received sanitary kit including mosquito net, Bucket and Mug one set each.
After “Fani” children in Balianta block were most vulnerable. Their houses broken & study materials destroyed they were very much affected by the situation. Schools were also closed during that period for summer vacation. They were traumatized and passing through a period of uncertainty. Considering the situation PECUC set up 12 Child Friendly Space (CFS) at 7 vulnerable places of Balianta block, 5 at Khordha Municipality to protect children from abuse, violence & exploitation and to provide them a safe space, where they can spent their time without any fear and anxiety. This space was called as Shradha Bhawan. The children were playing there and also taking part in dance, song, and other such fun activities. Their education was also given equally importance in that centre. Counseling support was also provided to the children to recover from the trauma of cyclone. Trained CFS volunteers were there to take care of them and the centre was opening from 9 AM to 4 PM. The children were engaged in a various activities in a very joyful manner. A total of 469 children were coming to CFS on a regular basis. After the school reopened the children were motivated to join school and the CFS now operating in the morning and afternoon before and after school hours. The volunteers are helping the children to cope with the school. CFS was also a success as the children were playing in the centre under the guidance of our trained volunteers their parents get time to repair their house.
Health risk of community as an aftermath of “Fani” increased. Heat wave, fever, diarrhea, cold etc made situation more vulnerable. PECUC organized 20 nos of Health camps in Balinata block. Around 1630 nos people including children, women and older people, attended the health camp get medicines. Various awareness campaign like on Diarrhea, hand wash, malaria are also organized in this camp. Sanitation drives was also taken up 30 villages of Balianta block, 1 village in Jatani block and 4 villages in the Khordha municipality where bleaching powder also applied near hand pumps, wells, ponds, drains etc and people were made aware about their health and sanitation. PECUC is also conducting repairing work of cyclone affected Ananta Gopal Upper Primary Bidyapitha of Atala village of Balianta block with the support of Help for Children in Need Foundation, Pune, Maharastra.
However PECUC was not alone in its endeavor, it was supported by its benevolent partner organizations like TDH(G), AEIN, DIK, Adoptions Centrum, Hindusthan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd., Analog Devices, SGK India Industrial Services (P) Ltd., Singapur Odia Society and many generous personalities. PECUC’s staffs and its Board Members were also contributed to Fani Response programme.


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   Cyclone "Fani" Response by PECUC


Bhubaneswar: Suryakanta Bhoi aged 12, a regular attendee of Child Friendly Space. He has left the habbit of taking of Pan, Gutkha and Bidi and also regular attending the school. Similarly 12 years old Lipasa Bhoi has overcome her fear by coming to this centre and playing with children of her age. Not only Suryakanta or Lipsa but many children were benefited by the Child Friendly Space & back to school.
On the third of May Cyclone “Fani” ravaged the coast of Odisha. The situation of the people was precarious with thousands of broken trees and broken electric pole disrupting both the land and telephonic communication associated with the problem of water scarcity left the people of capital in a stand still situation. The loss of other things including house, agriculture, livelihood and livestock was beyond imagination. Khordha & Puri district was worst hit. In the advent of cyclone People’s Cultural Centre PECUC had supported community in its operational areas for early warning, in evacuation and also deputed volunteers etc to make people aware about the situation. Continuously supported in the evacuation process and also counseled people in the shelter and looked after their safety. They also coordinated in the block office. PECUC team reached in the field after the cyclone to assess the situation so that immediate relief measure can be undertaken to help people.
As immediate measure Community kitchen were organized in Chacherasabarasahi of Khordha Municipality, Sundarpur, Dashpur and Godibari village of Bhubaneswar block, Purunajinti Bhoisahi, Nabati Bhoisahi and Barijanga Bhoisahi of Balianta block. In total PECUC could able to feed 3760 hungry soul, which was the immediate need of the community as the people mostly being poor and houses being broken were deprived of cooked food for many days. In total PECUC could organize 15 community kitchens. Besides two days community kitchen for 900 people, at Chanrapada village, Nimapada block of Puri district was provided by PECUC.
A total of 5719 families were supported with food and non food items in 63 villages of Balianta block, 5 villages of Bhubaneswar block, 5 villages of Khodha Municipality and 4 slums of BMC. Temporary shelter 2650 families supported with tarpaulin one piece each, 800 families with double cotton Mosquito net one each, 133 families with 13.30 quintals of rice, 2462 families with 49.24 quintals of dal, 310 families 9.97 quintals of flat rice, 2329 families [for children] 69.87 quintals of Chhatua, 2329 families with 1KG salt each, 1400 children received 1400 pkts of Biscuit, 1693 adolescent girls received 5179 pkts of sanitary napkins, solar lantern support to 140 families, kitchen garden support to 100 families, 1450 plants, 415 schools children of Balinat block received school kit support. Besides 289 families of Mahisha village of Nimapada block of Puri received sanitary kit including mosquito net, Bucket and Mug one set each.
After “Fani” children in Balianta block were most vulnerable. Their houses broken & study materials destroyed they were very much affected by the situation. Schools were also closed during that period for summer vacation. They were traumatized and passing through a period of uncertainty. Considering the situation PECUC set up 12 Child Friendly Space (CFS) at 7 vulnerable places of Balianta block, 5 at Khordha Municipality to protect children from abuse, violence & exploitation and to provide them a safe space, where they can spent their time without any fear and anxiety. This space was called as Shradha Bhawan. The children were playing there and also taking part in dance, song, and other such fun activities. Their education was also given equally importance in that centre. Counseling support was also provided to the children to recover from the trauma of cyclone. Trained CFS volunteers were there to take care of them and the centre was opening from 9 AM to 4 PM. The children were engaged in a various activities in a very joyful manner. A total of 469 children were coming to CFS on a regular basis. After the school reopened the children were motivated to join school and the CFS now operating in the morning and afternoon before and after school hours. The volunteers are helping the children to cope with the school. CFS was also a success as the children were playing in the centre under the guidance of our trained volunteers their parents get time to repair their house.
Health risk of community as an aftermath of “Fani” increased. Heat wave, fever, diarrhea, cold etc made situation more vulnerable. PECUC organized 20 nos of Health camps in Balinata block. Around 1630 nos people including children, women and older people, attended the health camp get medicines. Various awareness campaign like on Diarrhea, hand wash, malaria are also organized in this camp. Sanitation drives was also taken up 30 villages of Balianta block, 1 village in Jatani block and 4 villages in the Khordha municipality where bleaching powder also applied near hand pumps, wells, ponds, drains etc and people were made aware about their health and sanitation. PECUC is also conducting repairing work of cyclone affected Ananta Gopal Upper Primary Bidyapitha of Atala village of Balianta block with the support of Help for Children in Need Foundation, Pune, Maharastra.
However PECUC was not alone in its endeavor, it was supported by its benevolent partner organizations like TDH(G), AEIN, DIK, Adoptions Centrum, Hindusthan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd., Analog Devices, SGK India Industrial Services (P) Ltd., Singapur Odia Society and many generous personalities. PECUC’s staffs and its Board Members were also contributed to Fani Response programme.


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ହିଂସା ଓ ନିଶାମୁକ୍ତ ପଞ୍ଚାୟତ ଗଠନ ଲାଗି ମହିଳା ଲୋକ ପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନଙ୍କୁ ନେଇ ଗଠିତ ମହାସଂଘ ଅଲିଭା ଫେଡେରେସନ ତାହାର ଉଦ୍ୟମ ଜାରି ରଖିଛି । ଆଗାମୀ ଦିନରେ ଅଧିକରୁ ଅଧିକ ମହିଳା ଲୋକ ପ୍ରତିନିଧିଙ୍କୁ ଏଥିରେ ସାମିଲ କରାଯିବ ବୋଲି ଆଜି ଏଠାରେ ମହିଳା ଲୋକପ୍ରତିନିଧି ଓ ଗଣମାଧ୍ୟମକୁ ନେଇ ଆୟୋଜିତ କର୍ମଶାଳାରେ କୁହାଯାଇଛି ।

ସ୍ୱେଚ୍ଛାସେବୀ ସଂଗଠନ ପିପୁଲ୍‍ସ କଲଚରାଲ ସେଣ୍ଟର (ପିକକ୍‍) ଓ ଦି ହଙ୍ଗର ପ୍ରୋଜେକ୍ଟର ମିଳିତ ସହାୟତାରେ ଆୟୋଜିତ ଏହି କର୍ମଶାଳାରେ ବାଲିଅନ୍ତା ଓ ବୋଲଗଡ ବ୍ଲକର ମହିଳା ଲୋକପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନେ ଯୋଗ ଦେଇଥିଲେ । ବାଲିଅନ୍ତା ବ୍ଲକ ଅଲିଭା ଫେଡେରେସନର ସଭାପତି ତଥା ବେଣୁପୁର ସରପଞ୍ଚ ରଶ୍ମିତା ପାତ୍ର, ବୋଲଗଡ ଅଲିଭା ସଭାପତି ତଥା ବୋଲଗଡ ସରପଞ୍ଚ ବବିତା ସାହୁ, ପିକକ୍‍ର କାର୍ଯ୍ୟନିର୍ବାହୀ ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦେଶିକା ଅନୁରାଧା ମହାନ୍ତି ଓ ପିକ୍‍କର ମିନାକ୍ଷୀ ପଣ୍ଡା ପ୍ରମୁଖ ଉପସ୍ଥିତ ଥିଲେ ।

ଉପସ୍ଥିତ ମହିଳା ଲୋକପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନଙ୍କୁ ଉଦ୍‍ବୋଧନ ଦେଇ ଶ୍ରୀମତୀ ମହାନ୍ତି ଶାସନ ବ୍ୟବସ୍ଥାରେ ମହିଳା ପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନେ ନିଜ ସାମିଲ ହେବାକୁ ଆହ୍ୱାନ ଦେଇଥିଲେ । ସେ କହିଥିଲେ ଯେ ବାଲିଅନ୍ତା ଓ ବୋଲଗଡର ୨୩ଟି ପଞ୍ଚାୟତର ୨୨୩ ଜଣ ମହିଳା ଲୋକପ୍ରତିନିଧି ଏହି ଅଭିଯାନରେ ସାମିଲ ଅଛନ୍ତି ।

ମହିଳା ଲୋକ ପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନେ କିଭଳି ସରକାରୀ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟବ୍ୟବସ୍ଥା ବିଶେଷକରି ପଞ୍ଚାୟତର ଅର୍ଥ ପରିଚାଳନା ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତରେ ଭଲଭାବେ ବୁଝି ଉନ୍ନୟନ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକୁ ଆଗକୁ ନେବେ ସେ ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତରେ ସେମାନଙ୍କୁ ତାଲିମ ପ୍ରଦାନ କରାଯାଉଛି ।

କର୍ମଶାଳାରେ ଉପସ୍ଥିତି ମହିଳା ପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନେ ସେମାନଙ୍କର ସଫଳତାର ଅଭିଜ୍ଞତା ବର୍ଣ୍ଣନା କରିଥିଲେ । ବେଣୁପୁର ସରପଞ୍ଚ ଶ୍ରୀମତୀ ପାତ୍ର ନିଜ ଅଞ୍ଚଳକୁ ନିଶାମୁକ୍ତ କରିଥିବାବେଲେ ଏଥିପାଇଁ ପିକକ୍‍ ସେମାନଙ୍କୁ ସାହସ ଯୋଗାଉଥିବା କହିଥିଲେ ।

ବୋଲଗଡ ସରପଞ୍ଚ ବବିତା ସାହୁ ନାରୀ ନିର୍ଯ୍ୟାତା ଓ ବାଲ୍ୟ ବିବାହ ରୋକିବା କ୍ଷେତ୍ରରେ ଅଲିଭା ଫାଉଣ୍ଡେସନର କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତରେ ଉଲ୍ଲେଖ କରିଥିଲେ । ସତ୍ୟଭାମାପୁରର ନାଏବ ସରପଞ୍ଚ ସାବିତ୍ରୀ ସାହୁ ନିଜସ୍ୱ ଉଦ୍ୟମରେ ଘରୋଇ ହିଂସାର ସମାଧାନ, ଭଇଁଚୁଆ ପଞ୍ଚାୟତର ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ଲକ୍ଷ୍ମୀପ୍ରିୟା ସାହୁ ବାଲ୍ୟବିବାହ ରୋକିବା, ବାଲିଅନ୍ତାର ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ବିଜୟିନୀ ପାତ୍ର ବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟରେ ଥିବା ଅସୁବିଧାକୁ ଦୂର କରିବା ସହିତ ଘରୋଇ ହିଂସା ରୋକିବା ଓ ଆବଶ୍ୟକ ସ୍ଥାନରେ ନଳକୂପ ଖନନ କରିଥିବା କହିଥିଲେ ।

ପୂରଣ ପଞ୍ଚାୟତର ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ସ୍ୱପ୍ନା ଭୋଇ ନିଜ ଅଞ୍ଚଳର ସମସ୍ତ ପିଲାଙ୍କୁ ବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟକୁ ପଠାଇବା ସହିତ ଜଣେ ଦୁଃସ୍ଥ କର୍କଟରୋଗୀଙ୍କୁ ସହାୟତା କରିଥିବା ଦର୍ଶାଇଥିଲେ । ସେହି ପଞ୍ଚାୟତର ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ଶାନ୍ତିଲତା ପ୍ରଧାନ ଭିନ୍ନକ୍ଷମଙ୍କୁ ସରକାରୀ ସହାୟତା କରିଥିବାବେଳେ ଭିଙ୍ଗାରପୁରର ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ଗୀତାଞ୍ଜଳୀ ଦାସ ଜଣେ ଗରିବ ଲୋକଙ୍କୁ ସରକାରୀ ଘର ପାଇବାରେ ଉପୁଜିଥିବା ପ୍ରତିବନ୍ଧକ ଦର୍ଶାଇଥିଲେ ।

ପୁରୁଷଙ୍କ ପ୍ରତିଦ୍ୱନ୍ଦୀଙ୍କ ସହିତ ଲଢି ବିଜୟୀ ହୋଇଥିବା ବୋଲଗଡ ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ଅଞ୍ଜନା ସ୍ୱାଇଁ ଯୋଜନାରୁ ବାଦ୍‍ ପଡିଥିବା ହିତାଧିକାରୀଙ୍କୁ ଭତ୍ତା ପ୍ରଦାନ କରିଥିବା କହିଥିଲେ । ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ପୁଷ୍ପଲତା ପାଇକରାୟ ନିଜ ଅଞ୍ଚଳରେ ଜଳ ସମସ୍ୟାର ସମାଧାନ କଥା କହିଥିଲେ ।  


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ହିଂସା ଓ ନିଶାମୁକ୍ତ ପଞ୍ଚାୟତ ଗଠନ ଲାଗି ମହିଳା ଲୋକ ପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନଙ୍କୁ ନେଇ ଗଠିତ ମହାସଂଘ ଅଲିଭା ଫେଡେରେସନ ତାହାର ଉଦ୍ୟମ ଜାରି ରଖିଛି । ଆଗାମୀ ଦିନରେ ଅଧିକରୁ ଅଧିକ ମହିଳା ଲୋକ ପ୍ରତିନିଧିଙ୍କୁ ଏଥିରେ ସାମିଲ କରାଯିବ ବୋଲି ଆଜି ଏଠାରେ ମହିଳା ଲୋକପ୍ରତିନିଧି ଓ ଗଣମାଧ୍ୟମକୁ ନେଇ ଆୟୋଜିତ କର୍ମଶାଳାରେ କୁହାଯାଇଛି ।

ସ୍ୱେଚ୍ଛାସେବୀ ସଂଗଠନ ପିପୁଲ୍‍ସ କଲଚରାଲ ସେଣ୍ଟର (ପିକକ୍‍) ଓ ଦି ହଙ୍ଗର ପ୍ରୋଜେକ୍ଟର ମିଳିତ ସହାୟତାରେ ଆୟୋଜିତ ଏହି କର୍ମଶାଳାରେ ବାଲିଅନ୍ତା ଓ ବୋଲଗଡ ବ୍ଲକର ମହିଳା ଲୋକପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନେ ଯୋଗ ଦେଇଥିଲେ । ବାଲିଅନ୍ତା ବ୍ଲକ ଅଲିଭା ଫେଡେରେସନର ସଭାପତି ତଥା ବେଣୁପୁର ସରପଞ୍ଚ ରଶ୍ମିତା ପାତ୍ର, ବୋଲଗଡ ଅଲିଭା ସଭାପତି ତଥା ବୋଲଗଡ ସରପଞ୍ଚ ବବିତା ସାହୁ, ପିକକ୍‍ର କାର୍ଯ୍ୟନିର୍ବାହୀ ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦେଶିକା ଅନୁରାଧା ମହାନ୍ତି ଓ ପିକ୍‍କର ମିନାକ୍ଷୀ ପଣ୍ଡା ପ୍ରମୁଖ ଉପସ୍ଥିତ ଥିଲେ ।

ଉପସ୍ଥିତ ମହିଳା ଲୋକପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନଙ୍କୁ ଉଦ୍‍ବୋଧନ ଦେଇ ଶ୍ରୀମତୀ ମହାନ୍ତି ଶାସନ ବ୍ୟବସ୍ଥାରେ ମହିଳା ପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନେ ନିଜ ସାମିଲ ହେବାକୁ ଆହ୍ୱାନ ଦେଇଥିଲେ । ସେ କହିଥିଲେ ଯେ ବାଲିଅନ୍ତା ଓ ବୋଲଗଡର ୨୩ଟି ପଞ୍ଚାୟତର ୨୨୩ ଜଣ ମହିଳା ଲୋକପ୍ରତିନିଧି ଏହି ଅଭିଯାନରେ ସାମିଲ ଅଛନ୍ତି ।

ମହିଳା ଲୋକ ପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନେ କିଭଳି ସରକାରୀ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟବ୍ୟବସ୍ଥା ବିଶେଷକରି ପଞ୍ଚାୟତର ଅର୍ଥ ପରିଚାଳନା ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତରେ ଭଲଭାବେ ବୁଝି ଉନ୍ନୟନ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକୁ ଆଗକୁ ନେବେ ସେ ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତରେ ସେମାନଙ୍କୁ ତାଲିମ ପ୍ରଦାନ କରାଯାଉଛି ।

କର୍ମଶାଳାରେ ଉପସ୍ଥିତି ମହିଳା ପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନେ ସେମାନଙ୍କର ସଫଳତାର ଅଭିଜ୍ଞତା ବର୍ଣ୍ଣନା କରିଥିଲେ । ବେଣୁପୁର ସରପଞ୍ଚ ଶ୍ରୀମତୀ ପାତ୍ର ନିଜ ଅଞ୍ଚଳକୁ ନିଶାମୁକ୍ତ କରିଥିବାବେଲେ ଏଥିପାଇଁ ପିକକ୍‍ ସେମାନଙ୍କୁ ସାହସ ଯୋଗାଉଥିବା କହିଥିଲେ ।

ବୋଲଗଡ ସରପଞ୍ଚ ବବିତା ସାହୁ ନାରୀ ନିର୍ଯ୍ୟାତା ଓ ବାଲ୍ୟ ବିବାହ ରୋକିବା କ୍ଷେତ୍ରରେ ଅଲିଭା ଫାଉଣ୍ଡେସନର କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତରେ ଉଲ୍ଲେଖ କରିଥିଲେ । ସତ୍ୟଭାମାପୁରର ନାଏବ ସରପଞ୍ଚ ସାବିତ୍ରୀ ସାହୁ ନିଜସ୍ୱ ଉଦ୍ୟମରେ ଘରୋଇ ହିଂସାର ସମାଧାନ, ଭଇଁଚୁଆ ପଞ୍ଚାୟତର ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ଲକ୍ଷ୍ମୀପ୍ରିୟା ସାହୁ ବାଲ୍ୟବିବାହ ରୋକିବା, ବାଲିଅନ୍ତାର ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ବିଜୟିନୀ ପାତ୍ର ବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟରେ ଥିବା ଅସୁବିଧାକୁ ଦୂର କରିବା ସହିତ ଘରୋଇ ହିଂସା ରୋକିବା ଓ ଆବଶ୍ୟକ ସ୍ଥାନରେ ନଳକୂପ ଖନନ କରିଥିବା କହିଥିଲେ ।

ପୂରଣ ପଞ୍ଚାୟତର ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ସ୍ୱପ୍ନା ଭୋଇ ନିଜ ଅଞ୍ଚଳର ସମସ୍ତ ପିଲାଙ୍କୁ ବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟକୁ ପଠାଇବା ସହିତ ଜଣେ ଦୁଃସ୍ଥ କର୍କଟରୋଗୀଙ୍କୁ ସହାୟତା କରିଥିବା ଦର୍ଶାଇଥିଲେ । ସେହି ପଞ୍ଚାୟତର ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ଶାନ୍ତିଲତା ପ୍ରଧାନ ଭିନ୍ନକ୍ଷମଙ୍କୁ ସରକାରୀ ସହାୟତା କରିଥିବାବେଳେ ଭିଙ୍ଗାରପୁରର ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ଗୀତାଞ୍ଜଳୀ ଦାସ ଜଣେ ଗରିବ ଲୋକଙ୍କୁ ସରକାରୀ ଘର ପାଇବାରେ ଉପୁଜିଥିବା ପ୍ରତିବନ୍ଧକ ଦର୍ଶାଇଥିଲେ ।

ପୁରୁଷଙ୍କ ପ୍ରତିଦ୍ୱନ୍ଦୀଙ୍କ ସହିତ ଲଢି ବିଜୟୀ ହୋଇଥିବା ବୋଲଗଡ ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ଅଞ୍ଜନା ସ୍ୱାଇଁ ଯୋଜନାରୁ ବାଦ୍‍ ପଡିଥିବା ହିତାଧିକାରୀଙ୍କୁ ଭତ୍ତା ପ୍ରଦାନ କରିଥିବା କହିଥିଲେ । ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ପୁଷ୍ପଲତା ପାଇକରାୟ ନିଜ ଅଞ୍ଚଳରେ ଜଳ ସମସ୍ୟାର ସମାଧାନ କଥା କହିଥିଲେ ।  


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ହିଂସା ଓ ନିଶାମୁକ୍ତ ପଞ୍ଚାୟତ ଗଠନ ଲାଗି ମହିଳା ଲୋକ ପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନଙ୍କୁ ନେଇ ଗଠିତ ମହାସଂଘ ଅଲିଭା ଫେଡେରେସନ ତାହାର ଉଦ୍ୟମ ଜାରି ରଖିଛି । ଆଗାମୀ ଦିନରେ ଅଧିକରୁ ଅଧିକ ମହିଳା ଲୋକ ପ୍ରତିନିଧିଙ୍କୁ ଏଥିରେ ସାମିଲ କରାଯିବ ବୋଲି ଆଜି ଏଠାରେ ମହିଳା ଲୋକପ୍ରତିନିଧି ଓ ଗଣମାଧ୍ୟମକୁ ନେଇ ଆୟୋଜିତ କର୍ମଶାଳାରେ କୁହାଯାଇଛି ।

ସ୍ୱେଚ୍ଛାସେବୀ ସଂଗଠନ ପିପୁଲ୍‍ସ କଲଚରାଲ ସେଣ୍ଟର (ପିକକ୍‍) ଓ ଦି ହଙ୍ଗର ପ୍ରୋଜେକ୍ଟର ମିଳିତ ସହାୟତାରେ ଆୟୋଜିତ ଏହି କର୍ମଶାଳାରେ ବାଲିଅନ୍ତା ଓ ବୋଲଗଡ ବ୍ଲକର ମହିଳା ଲୋକପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନେ ଯୋଗ ଦେଇଥିଲେ । ବାଲିଅନ୍ତା ବ୍ଲକ ଅଲିଭା ଫେଡେରେସନର ସଭାପତି ତଥା ବେଣୁପୁର ସରପଞ୍ଚ ରଶ୍ମିତା ପାତ୍ର, ବୋଲଗଡ ଅଲିଭା ସଭାପତି ତଥା ବୋଲଗଡ ସରପଞ୍ଚ ବବିତା ସାହୁ, ପିକକ୍‍ର କାର୍ଯ୍ୟନିର୍ବାହୀ ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦେଶିକା ଅନୁରାଧା ମହାନ୍ତି ଓ ପିକ୍‍କର ମିନାକ୍ଷୀ ପଣ୍ଡା ପ୍ରମୁଖ ଉପସ୍ଥିତ ଥିଲେ ।

ଉପସ୍ଥିତ ମହିଳା ଲୋକପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନଙ୍କୁ ଉଦ୍‍ବୋଧନ ଦେଇ ଶ୍ରୀମତୀ ମହାନ୍ତି ଶାସନ ବ୍ୟବସ୍ଥାରେ ମହିଳା ପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନେ ନିଜ ସାମିଲ ହେବାକୁ ଆହ୍ୱାନ ଦେଇଥିଲେ । ସେ କହିଥିଲେ ଯେ ବାଲିଅନ୍ତା ଓ ବୋଲଗଡର ୨୩ଟି ପଞ୍ଚାୟତର ୨୨୩ ଜଣ ମହିଳା ଲୋକପ୍ରତିନିଧି ଏହି ଅଭିଯାନରେ ସାମିଲ ଅଛନ୍ତି ।

ମହିଳା ଲୋକ ପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନେ କିଭଳି ସରକାରୀ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟବ୍ୟବସ୍ଥା ବିଶେଷକରି ପଞ୍ଚାୟତର ଅର୍ଥ ପରିଚାଳନା ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତରେ ଭଲଭାବେ ବୁଝି ଉନ୍ନୟନ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକୁ ଆଗକୁ ନେବେ ସେ ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତରେ ସେମାନଙ୍କୁ ତାଲିମ ପ୍ରଦାନ କରାଯାଉଛି ।

କର୍ମଶାଳାରେ ଉପସ୍ଥିତି ମହିଳା ପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନେ ସେମାନଙ୍କର ସଫଳତାର ଅଭିଜ୍ଞତା ବର୍ଣ୍ଣନା କରିଥିଲେ । ବେଣୁପୁର ସରପଞ୍ଚ ଶ୍ରୀମତୀ ପାତ୍ର ନିଜ ଅଞ୍ଚଳକୁ ନିଶାମୁକ୍ତ କରିଥିବାବେଲେ ଏଥିପାଇଁ ପିକକ୍‍ ସେମାନଙ୍କୁ ସାହସ ଯୋଗାଉଥିବା କହିଥିଲେ ।

ବୋଲଗଡ ସରପଞ୍ଚ ବବିତା ସାହୁ ନାରୀ ନିର୍ଯ୍ୟାତା ଓ ବାଲ୍ୟ ବିବାହ ରୋକିବା କ୍ଷେତ୍ରରେ ଅଲିଭା ଫାଉଣ୍ଡେସନର କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତରେ ଉଲ୍ଲେଖ କରିଥିଲେ । ସତ୍ୟଭାମାପୁରର ନାଏବ ସରପଞ୍ଚ ସାବିତ୍ରୀ ସାହୁ ନିଜସ୍ୱ ଉଦ୍ୟମରେ ଘରୋଇ ହିଂସାର ସମାଧାନ, ଭଇଁଚୁଆ ପଞ୍ଚାୟତର ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ଲକ୍ଷ୍ମୀପ୍ରିୟା ସାହୁ ବାଲ୍ୟବିବାହ ରୋକିବା, ବାଲିଅନ୍ତାର ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ବିଜୟିନୀ ପାତ୍ର ବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟରେ ଥିବା ଅସୁବିଧାକୁ ଦୂର କରିବା ସହିତ ଘରୋଇ ହିଂସା ରୋକିବା ଓ ଆବଶ୍ୟକ ସ୍ଥାନରେ ନଳକୂପ ଖନନ କରିଥିବା କହିଥିଲେ ।

ପୂରଣ ପଞ୍ଚାୟତର ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ସ୍ୱପ୍ନା ଭୋଇ ନିଜ ଅଞ୍ଚଳର ସମସ୍ତ ପିଲାଙ୍କୁ ବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟକୁ ପଠାଇବା ସହିତ ଜଣେ ଦୁଃସ୍ଥ କର୍କଟରୋଗୀଙ୍କୁ ସହାୟତା କରିଥିବା ଦର୍ଶାଇଥିଲେ । ସେହି ପଞ୍ଚାୟତର ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ଶାନ୍ତିଲତା ପ୍ରଧାନ ଭିନ୍ନକ୍ଷମଙ୍କୁ ସରକାରୀ ସହାୟତା କରିଥିବାବେଳେ ଭିଙ୍ଗାରପୁରର ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ଗୀତାଞ୍ଜଳୀ ଦାସ ଜଣେ ଗରିବ ଲୋକଙ୍କୁ ସରକାରୀ ଘର ପାଇବାରେ ଉପୁଜିଥିବା ପ୍ରତିବନ୍ଧକ ଦର୍ଶାଇଥିଲେ ।

ପୁରୁଷଙ୍କ ପ୍ରତିଦ୍ୱନ୍ଦୀଙ୍କ ସହିତ ଲଢି ବିଜୟୀ ହୋଇଥିବା ବୋଲଗଡ ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ଅଞ୍ଜନା ସ୍ୱାଇଁ ଯୋଜନାରୁ ବାଦ୍‍ ପଡିଥିବା ହିତାଧିକାରୀଙ୍କୁ ଭତ୍ତା ପ୍ରଦାନ କରିଥିବା କହିଥିଲେ । ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ପୁଷ୍ପଲତା ପାଇକରାୟ ନିଜ ଅଞ୍ଚଳରେ ଜଳ ସମସ୍ୟାର ସମାଧାନ କଥା କହିଥିଲେ ।  


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ହିଂସା ଓ ନିଶାମୁକ୍ତ ପଞ୍ଚାୟତ ଗଠନ ଲାଗି ମହିଳା ଲୋକ ପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନଙ୍କୁ ନେଇ ଗଠିତ ମହାସଂଘ ଅଲିଭା ଫେଡେରେସନ ତାହାର ଉଦ୍ୟମ ଜାରି ରଖିଛି । ଆଗାମୀ ଦିନରେ ଅଧିକରୁ ଅଧିକ ମହିଳା ଲୋକ ପ୍ରତିନିଧିଙ୍କୁ ଏଥିରେ ସାମିଲ କରାଯିବ ବୋଲି ଆଜି ଏଠାରେ ମହିଳା ଲୋକପ୍ରତିନିଧି ଓ ଗଣମାଧ୍ୟମକୁ ନେଇ ଆୟୋଜିତ କର୍ମଶାଳାରେ କୁହାଯାଇଛି ।

ସ୍ୱେଚ୍ଛାସେବୀ ସଂଗଠନ ପିପୁଲ୍‍ସ କଲଚରାଲ ସେଣ୍ଟର (ପିକକ୍‍) ଓ ଦି ହଙ୍ଗର ପ୍ରୋଜେକ୍ଟର ମିଳିତ ସହାୟତାରେ ଆୟୋଜିତ ଏହି କର୍ମଶାଳାରେ ବାଲିଅନ୍ତା ଓ ବୋଲଗଡ ବ୍ଲକର ମହିଳା ଲୋକପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନେ ଯୋଗ ଦେଇଥିଲେ । ବାଲିଅନ୍ତା ବ୍ଲକ ଅଲିଭା ଫେଡେରେସନର ସଭାପତି ତଥା ବେଣୁପୁର ସରପଞ୍ଚ ରଶ୍ମିତା ପାତ୍ର, ବୋଲଗଡ ଅଲିଭା ସଭାପତି ତଥା ବୋଲଗଡ ସରପଞ୍ଚ ବବିତା ସାହୁ, ପିକକ୍‍ର କାର୍ଯ୍ୟନିର୍ବାହୀ ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦେଶିକା ଅନୁରାଧା ମହାନ୍ତି ଓ ପିକ୍‍କର ମିନାକ୍ଷୀ ପଣ୍ଡା ପ୍ରମୁଖ ଉପସ୍ଥିତ ଥିଲେ ।

ଉପସ୍ଥିତ ମହିଳା ଲୋକପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନଙ୍କୁ ଉଦ୍‍ବୋଧନ ଦେଇ ଶ୍ରୀମତୀ ମହାନ୍ତି ଶାସନ ବ୍ୟବସ୍ଥାରେ ମହିଳା ପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନେ ନିଜ ସାମିଲ ହେବାକୁ ଆହ୍ୱାନ ଦେଇଥିଲେ । ସେ କହିଥିଲେ ଯେ ବାଲିଅନ୍ତା ଓ ବୋଲଗଡର ୨୩ଟି ପଞ୍ଚାୟତର ୨୨୩ ଜଣ ମହିଳା ଲୋକପ୍ରତିନିଧି ଏହି ଅଭିଯାନରେ ସାମିଲ ଅଛନ୍ତି ।

ମହିଳା ଲୋକ ପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନେ କିଭଳି ସରକାରୀ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟବ୍ୟବସ୍ଥା ବିଶେଷକରି ପଞ୍ଚାୟତର ଅର୍ଥ ପରିଚାଳନା ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତରେ ଭଲଭାବେ ବୁଝି ଉନ୍ନୟନ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକୁ ଆଗକୁ ନେବେ ସେ ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତରେ ସେମାନଙ୍କୁ ତାଲିମ ପ୍ରଦାନ କରାଯାଉଛି ।

କର୍ମଶାଳାରେ ଉପସ୍ଥିତି ମହିଳା ପ୍ରତିନିଧିମାନେ ସେମାନଙ୍କର ସଫଳତାର ଅଭିଜ୍ଞତା ବର୍ଣ୍ଣନା କରିଥିଲେ । ବେଣୁପୁର ସରପଞ୍ଚ ଶ୍ରୀମତୀ ପାତ୍ର ନିଜ ଅଞ୍ଚଳକୁ ନିଶାମୁକ୍ତ କରିଥିବାବେଲେ ଏଥିପାଇଁ ପିକକ୍‍ ସେମାନଙ୍କୁ ସାହସ ଯୋଗାଉଥିବା କହିଥିଲେ ।

ବୋଲଗଡ ସରପଞ୍ଚ ବବିତା ସାହୁ ନାରୀ ନିର୍ଯ୍ୟାତା ଓ ବାଲ୍ୟ ବିବାହ ରୋକିବା କ୍ଷେତ୍ରରେ ଅଲିଭା ଫାଉଣ୍ଡେସନର କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ ସଂକ୍ରାନ୍ତରେ ଉଲ୍ଲେଖ କରିଥିଲେ । ସତ୍ୟଭାମାପୁରର ନାଏବ ସରପଞ୍ଚ ସାବିତ୍ରୀ ସାହୁ ନିଜସ୍ୱ ଉଦ୍ୟମରେ ଘରୋଇ ହିଂସାର ସମାଧାନ, ଭଇଁଚୁଆ ପଞ୍ଚାୟତର ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ଲକ୍ଷ୍ମୀପ୍ରିୟା ସାହୁ ବାଲ୍ୟବିବାହ ରୋକିବା, ବାଲିଅନ୍ତାର ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ବିଜୟିନୀ ପାତ୍ର ବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟରେ ଥିବା ଅସୁବିଧାକୁ ଦୂର କରିବା ସହିତ ଘରୋଇ ହିଂସା ରୋକିବା ଓ ଆବଶ୍ୟକ ସ୍ଥାନରେ ନଳକୂପ ଖନନ କରିଥିବା କହିଥିଲେ ।

ପୂରଣ ପଞ୍ଚାୟତର ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ସ୍ୱପ୍ନା ଭୋଇ ନିଜ ଅଞ୍ଚଳର ସମସ୍ତ ପିଲାଙ୍କୁ ବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟକୁ ପଠାଇବା ସହିତ ଜଣେ ଦୁଃସ୍ଥ କର୍କଟରୋଗୀଙ୍କୁ ସହାୟତା କରିଥିବା ଦର୍ଶାଇଥିଲେ । ସେହି ପଞ୍ଚାୟତର ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ଶାନ୍ତିଲତା ପ୍ରଧାନ ଭିନ୍ନକ୍ଷମଙ୍କୁ ସରକାରୀ ସହାୟତା କରିଥିବାବେଳେ ଭିଙ୍ଗାରପୁରର ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ଗୀତାଞ୍ଜଳୀ ଦାସ ଜଣେ ଗରିବ ଲୋକଙ୍କୁ ସରକାରୀ ଘର ପାଇବାରେ ଉପୁଜିଥିବା ପ୍ରତିବନ୍ଧକ ଦର୍ଶାଇଥିଲେ ।

ପୁରୁଷଙ୍କ ପ୍ରତିଦ୍ୱନ୍ଦୀଙ୍କ ସହିତ ଲଢି ବିଜୟୀ ହୋଇଥିବା ବୋଲଗଡ ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ଅଞ୍ଜନା ସ୍ୱାଇଁ ଯୋଜନାରୁ ବାଦ୍‍ ପଡିଥିବା ହିତାଧିକାରୀଙ୍କୁ ଭତ୍ତା ପ୍ରଦାନ କରିଥିବା କହିଥିଲେ । ୱାର୍ଡମେମ୍ବର ପୁଷ୍ପଲତା ପାଇକରାୟ ନିଜ ଅଞ୍ଚଳରେ ଜଳ ସମସ୍ୟାର ସମାଧାନ କଥା କହିଥିଲେ ।  


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   ODISHA ELECTION WATCH & ADR TO LAUNCH MASSIVE VOTERS’ AWARENESS PROGRAMME


Bhubaneswar (7/9/2018): Odisha Election Watch (OEW), the state chapter of National Election Watch, on Friday announced its decision to undertake massive voters’ awareness programme in collaboration with Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
Throwing light on the objective of the awareness programme, former chief secretary and core team member of OEW Sahadev Sahu said, “The initiative aims to create larger awareness among voters regarding electoral process, increasing voter’s participation, particularly youth and women in forthcoming general elections and assembly elections and also to promote ethical voting.” OEW will launch the campaign “My Vote My Country: My Vote not for Sale” soon in the state, he added.
In her address, core team member, OEW Dr Seba Mohapatra said that the campaign shall be conducted in different villages and cities covering all the 30 districts of Odisha through mobile van campaign using audio visual materials, folk media, street play, different cultural actions, posters, pamphlets, workshops and awareness meetings.
OEW has appealed to all the print, electronics and web media of Odisha to join hands with it to create a conducive environment for ensuring free and fare elections, increasing voter’s turn out and promoting ethical voting, Mohapatra added. OEW and ADR have jointly launched a campaign titled “Hum Badlenge Apnaa Bharat” to sensitize children to perform their duties as citizens of India responsively and apprise them on challenges facing the Indian democracy.
Speaking on the occasion, coordinator of OEW Ranjan Kumar Mohanty said, “Banning of criminals from contesting elections is not only a necessity for the welfare of the nation, but it is also a means of safeguarding the integrity of the Parliament and Legislative Assembly.
If people with criminal records are allowed to contest elections, they may use unethical means and coercion to force persons to vote for them.
This will increase violence in elections and create challenge for free and fair elections.
This is a violation of the very fundamental basis of democracy.” OEW and ADR requests all the political parties that persons with serious criminal background and involved in heinous crime should be debarred from contesting election.
Political parties should not nominate such persons to contest elections on their behalf in the forthcoming general election and election to Odisha Legislative Assembly and restraint from distributing tickets to the persons with criminal background.
Also the political parties should disclose the criteria on which candidates are given tickets. Among others, former director, Doordarshan Baikuntha Nath Panigrahi also spoke on the occasion.

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   Youth convention on environment & ecology organised in Bhubaneswar


Youth convention on environment & ecology organised in Bhubaneswar

 

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   Youth convention on environment & ecology organised in Bhubaneswar


Youth convention on environment & ecology organised in Bhubaneswar

 

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   Youth convention on environment & ecology organised in Bhubaneswar


Youth convention on environment & ecology organised in Bhubaneswar

 

Bhubaneswar, 28/6/20o18 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhishek Mohanty )- : A two-day state level youth convention on environment and ecology was organised by People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC), in association with ECOSAVERS Youth Network and Adoptions Centrum on June 27 and 28 at DRTC here.

As many as 70 youths including members of ECOSAVER youth network promoted by PECUC, CAUSE, YSC, DISHA, OLS, Ruchika, PALLISHREE, Sikhyasandhan  and  NSS volunteers  participated in the convention and decided to take up massive plantation, protect forests, campaigning
against use of plastics, promote organic kitchen garden, conserve rainwater, make bird nests, observe different days relating to environment and create awareness among general public, youths, children and community people.

Additional Secretary of General Administration Department Pradeep Biswal, senior environment scientist State Pollution Control Board Dr Dilip Kumar Behera, Assistant Conservator  Forest, City forest Division, Bhubaneswar Ashok Mishra, Country Director, Adoptions
Centrum Ruby Rout, Secretary, PECUC Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, HOD, Department of Soil & Water Conservation Engineering, OUAT Prof. Balaram Panigrahi, Research Scholar Sushree Shailani Suman and Executive Director, PECUC Anuradha Mohanty spoke on the occasion and encouraged the youths to be  change agents  for  protecting the environment.

The two-day convention concluded with a vote of thanks by Programme Manager, PECUC Jyotirmayee Mohapatra.

The convention was supported by Panu Behera, Bijaya Senapati, Nilakantha Reddy, Bisnupriya Mohapatra and Reena Dash of PECUC.


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   NATIONAL CSO AWARD


National Election Watch was conferred the “National CSO Award 2015” by Election Commission of India for the campaign in Odisha, M.P.  UP, Maharashtra and Bihar for carrying out  “Mera Vote Mera Desh”- Campaign to promote ethical and informed voting. Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, Secretary, PECUC and State Coordinator of  Odisha Election Watch, the state chapter of National Election Watch received the Award for Odisha”for the best campaign on voter education and awareness for General Election 2014 for its commendable election related measures in the State of Odisha from Honorable former President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalamon the occasion of 5th National Voters’ Day celebration held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi on 25th of January, 2015.

 

Odisha Election Watch, that aims to strengthen and promote good governance with a view to further democratize polity at all levels, it had started its journey in the year 2004 by educating cross sections of the society towards political and Electoral reforms. It has undertaken a focused campaign in the state during the Elections 2014 i.e. My Vote My Country. The campaign aims at increasing voters’ turnover, voters’ participation and promoting ethical voting.

 

Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) is coordinating the National process of Election Watch whereas PECUC, a leading civil society organization in Odisha is coordinating the state process of Election Watch. More than 150 civil society groups and large numbers of persons from different background including Media, academia, Retired Senior Bureaucrats, Doctors, Retd. Judges, Retd. Senior Police officials, Concern citizens are actively involved in the process. 30 CSOs are coordinating the District level process in 30 districts.


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   NATIONAL CSO AWARD


PECUC and State Coordinator of  Odisha Election Watch, the state chapter of National Election Watch received the Award for Odisha”for the best campaign on voter education and awareness for General Election 2014 for its commendable election related measures in the State of Odisha from Honorable former President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalamon the occasion of 5th National Voters’ Day celebration held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi on 25th of January, 2015.

 

Odisha Election Watch, that aims to strengthen and promote good governance with a view to further democratize polity at all levels, it had started its journey in the year 2004 by educating cross sections of the society towards political and Electoral reforms. It has undertaken a focused campaign in the state during the Elections 2014 i.e. My Vote My Country. The campaign aims at increasing voters’ turnover, voters’ participation and promoting ethical voting.

 

Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) is coordinating the National process of Election Watch whereas PECUC, a leading civil society organization in Odisha is coordinating the state process of Election Watch. More than 150 civil society groups and large numbers of persons from different background including Media, academia, Retired Senior Bureaucrats, Doctors, Retd. Judges, Retd. Senior Police officials, Concern citizens are actively involved in the process. 30 CSOs are coordinating the District level process in 30 districts.


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   NATIONAL CSO AWARD


PECUC and State Coordinator of  Odisha Election Watch, the state chapter of National Election Watch received the Award for Odisha”for the best campaign on voter education and awareness for General Election 2014 for its commendable election related measures in the State of Odisha from Honorable former President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalamon the occasion of 5th National Voters’ Day celebration held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi on 25th of January, 2015.

 

Odisha Election Watch, that aims to strengthen and promote good governance with a view to further democratize polity at all levels, it had started its journey in the year 2004 by educating cross sections of the society towards political and Electoral reforms. It has undertaken a focused campaign in the state during the Elections 2014 i.e. My Vote My Country. The campaign aims at increasing voters’ turnover, voters’ participation and promoting ethical voting.

 

Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) is coordinating the National process of Election Watch whereas PECUC, a leading civil society organization in Odisha is coordinating the state process of Election Watch. More than 150 civil society groups and large numbers of persons from different background including Media, academia, Retired Senior Bureaucrats, Doctors, Retd. Judges, Retd. Senior Police officials, Concern citizens are actively involved in the process. 30 CSOs are coordinating the District level process in 30 districts.


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   NATIONAL CSO AWARD


PECUC and State Coordinator of  Odisha Election Watch, the state chapter of National Election Watch received the Award for Odisha”for the best campaign on voter education and awareness for General Election 2014 for its commendable election related measures in the State of Odisha from Honorable former President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalamon the occasion of 5th National Voters’ Day celebration held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi on 25th of January, 2015.

 

Odisha Election Watch, that aims to strengthen and promote good governance with a view to further democratize polity at all levels, it had started its journey in the year 2004 by educating cross sections of the society towards political and Electoral reforms. It has undertaken a focused campaign in the state during the Elections 2014 i.e. My Vote My Country. The campaign aims at increasing voters’ turnover, voters’ participation and promoting ethical voting.

 

Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) is coordinating the National process of Election Watch whereas PECUC, a leading civil society organization in Odisha is coordinating the state process of Election Watch. More than 150 civil society groups and large numbers of persons from different background including Media, academia, Retired Senior Bureaucrats, Doctors, Retd. Judges, Retd. Senior Police officials, Concern citizens are actively involved in the process. 30 CSOs are coordinating the District level process in 30 districts.


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   Harsh Mayar with Jitendra Mishra reaching Bhubaneswar for inauguration of 25 th PECUC -SISUMELA - Se


Harsh Mayar with Jitendra Mishra reaching Bhubaneswar for inauguration of 25 th PECUC -SISUMELA - See more at: http://www.orissadiary.com/CurrentNews.asp?id=54895#sthash.pPggPdd2.dpuf

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   24th PECUC sisumela 2013 - Valediction


24th PECUC Sisu Mela 2013 concluded with mesmerizing performances by children


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