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  PECUC organized 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.          

  Active participation of more and more women in political process emphasized…

Bhubaneswar 22-Dec-2019: “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 people’s representative. The interface was held today at Red Cross Bhawan Conference Hall, being 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. He also encouraged the Women panchayat functionaries for their anti liquor campaign. 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 Federation, Balianta and Babita Sahu, President, Alibha Federation, Bolagarh, read memorandum containing issues like appointment of PEO in every panchayat, compulsory registration of birth and marriage in every panchayat, beneficiaries should get their money in time, abolition of two children rule for panchayat election, construction of 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 legislative Assembly.  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 Mohanty and Mr. Bamadev Jena facilitated the programme.       

  District Level Workshop on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights of Adolescent and Young Women

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 21st Dec 2019. 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 PECUC is working in this field and generating awareness among adolescents and young women on their education, life skill educationreproductive rights etc. Ms. Adaramani Baral, Chairman, PECUC chaired the session and Dr. Minakhi Panda, Director PECUC also spoke on the issues of adolescents and young women. Ms. 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 Guests of this workshop Mr. Diganta Routray, Project Director, DRDA, Khordha inaugurated the workshop and said to overcome the challenges  NGOs & Govt. 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 other   Mr. Manoj Naik, District Welfare Officer, Ms. 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 on this programme. They spoke about the adolescent issues and also women reproductive health issues, schemes and programmes of Govt. As the adolescent pass the changing phase of life and in this phase the children faces numerous physical and psychological problems, which they can’t share with anybody. Special education to adolescents is necessary for this purpose was their opinion. 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 Govt., 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. Mr. Prashant Kumar Mallick of PECUC gave the Vote of Thanks.  The programme was facilitated by Mr. Panu Behera, Ms Priyadarshini Swain and Binod Kumar Das of PECUC.                  

  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.     

  Weeklong Campaign on Ending Violence Against Women Started by PECUC

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. People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC) a leading organization in the state collaboration with The Hunger Project launched this “16 days of Activism” from 3rd December 2019 on Ending Violence against Women.

This weeklong campaign launched a mobile van campaign at Balianta and Bolagarh Block of Khordha 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 on 3rd Dec 2019 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. Ms. Sulata Deo, Adviser Women & Child Development dept., Govt. of Odisha, Ms. 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 other Swapna Bhoi, Vice Chairman, ALIBHA EWR Federation, Balianta block & Babita Sahoo, Sarpanch of Bolgarh block spoke on this occasion. Mrs. 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 PRI’s, SHG leaders participated and shared views on 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 &Dr. Sumitra Mohanty

  Weeklong 30th PECUC Sisumela Concluded…

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.

  World day for prevention of child abuse Observed

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.

  Fifth Day of 30th PECUC Sisumela

Fifth Day of 30th PECUC Sisumela

Bhubaneswar (18-Nov-2019) : Odishi Dance Competition among the children was the main attraction of the 5th day of 30th PECUC Sisumela. Children adorned with colorful Odishi Costume enthralled the audience by their performance on the stage. The guests of the evening Renowned Odishi Dancers Dr. Snehaprava Samantaray, Dr. Meenakshi Behera, Mamata Sathpaty, Sharat Pani, Musician, Shishir Bahinipati, State Programme Office, Tuberculosis, Health Dept.,  Manoranjan Mishra, Manager, HDB, Suhree Shailani Suman, Chief Editor, Research Edit,  distributed prizes among the winner of the drawing and quiz competition. The presence of the renowned personalities inspired both the artist and audience equally.

Among other Mr. Pradosh Pattnaik, Chairman, PECUC Sisumela Committee, Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, Secretary PECUC, Mrs. Anuradha Mohanty, Executive Director, PECUC were also present on the occasion. Mrs. Ratna Dash, Mr. Ganeswar Sing, Prashant Kumar Mallick, Rajkishor Senapati, Bamdev Jena, Biswajit Muduli etc. of PECUC conducted the programme. Cultural programme by children of Dibyajyoti Smrutipitha, Sharala Dance Group, Nrutyanshi Dance Group, Kwity Kid Group & Dasabatar Dance group captivated the audience.

PECUC Sisumela – 6th Day - 19th Nov 2019 Programme

Morning

World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse – 2019

Walkathon against Child Labour, Exploitation & Violence – Ram Mandir Square –7:00AM

Evening

Fancy Dress Competition – Sisu (4:30 PM), Sub Junior (5:30 PM), Junior (6:30 PM)

Venue: At: Ekamrahat Amphitheatre, Bhubaneswar

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

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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PECUC Sisumela 5th Day Programme of 18th Nov

Odishi Dance Competition at 5:00 PM

Cultural Programme & Prize Distribution at 7:00 PM

At: Ekamrahat Amphitheatre, Bhubaneswar

  Third day of 29th PECUC Sisumela

Bhubaneswar: PECUC sisumela has reached in its third day. The stage of the Amphitheatre of Ekamrahat vibrated with the dancing steps of the little stars and the enthralled audience recognized it with their loud applause & praise as this was the day of Modern Dance Competition. The judges for the today’s competition were Rekha Sahoo, Sanjay Suman and Surjyanarayan .

The guests of the evening were Ms. Dibya Saswati, Member, OSCPCR, Ms. Sulata Deo, Adviser of Women and Child Development Dept., Govt. of Odisha, Maya Swain, Chairperson, Lion Club, Nirmal Behera, Social Worker.  They appreciated the effort of PECUC for providing a platform for the children to exhibit their inner talent without any fear, anxiety and discrimination. Prize was distributed to the winner of Rhymes Compitition.

Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, Secretary PECUC, Mrs. Anuradha Mohanty, Executive Director, PECUC were present on this occassion. Mrs. Ratna Dash, Sushri Shailani Suman, Mr. Prashant Kumar Mallick, Upama Mohanty, Panu Behera etc. of PECUC conducted the programme. Cultural Troup of different dance groups like Lakhya dance Group, Sunrise Public School & Srimayee performed on this occasion, which was very entertaining and educative for the audience.

PECUC Sisumela 4th Day Programme of 17th Nov

Pilanka Akshya: Akshya Mohanty’s song by children at 6:00 PM

At Amphitheatre Ekamrahat, Bhubaneswar

  ପିକକ୍ ଶିଶୁମେଳା – ୨ୟ ଦିବସ

ପିକକ୍ ଶିଶୁମେଳା – ୨ୟ ଦିବସ 

କୁନି କୁନି ପିଲାଙ୍କ କଣ୍ଠରେ ପରିବେଶ, ପ୍ଲାଷ୍ଟିକ, ସ୍ଵଚ୍ଛତା, ଦେଶପ୍ରେମ ଆଦି ଉପରେ ସଚେତନତା ର ବାର୍ତ୍ତା

 

ପିପୁଲସ୍ କଲ୍ଚରାଲ ସେଣ୍ଟର (ପିକକ୍) ପକ୍ଷରୁ ଏକାମ୍ର ହାଟରେ ଚାଲିଥିବା ସାତଦିନ ବ୍ୟାପୀ ଶିଶୁମେଳାର ଏହା ଥିଲା ଦ୍ଵିତୀୟ ଦିବସ । ଦ୍ଵିତୀୟ ଦିନ ଅପରାହ୍ନରେ ବେବି ଅଫ୍ ଦ ଇୟର ଓ ସନ୍ଧ୍ୟାରେ ପିଲାମାନଙ୍କ ଦ୍ଵାରା ଆବୃତି ପ୍ରତିଯୋଗିତା ର ଆୟୋଜନ ହୋଇଥିଲା । କୁନିକୁନି ପିଲାଙ୍କ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ଅୟୋଜିତ ଏହି ଶିଶୁମେଳାର ଆକର୍ଷଣ ଥିଲା ବେବି ଅଫ୍ ଦ ଇୟର ପ୍ରତିଯୋଗିତା । ଏଥିରେ ଡାକ୍ତର ପୁରୁଣିମା ପ୍ରଧାନ, ମହିଳା ଓ ଶିଶୁ ବିକାଶ ବିଭାଗ ର ପରମର୍ଶଦାତ୍ରୀ ମଧୁମିତା ଦାସ, ସମାଜସେବୀ ସୁମିତ୍ରା ତ୍ରିପାଠୀ, ସିନ୍ଧୁଜା ପତ୍ରିକାର ସମ୍ପାଦିକା ଶର୍ମିଳା ସାହୁ,  ସମାଜସେବୀ ପ୍ରବୀଣା ତ୍ରିପାଠୀ ଏବଂ କଣ୍ଠଶିଳ୍ପୀ ବନ୍ଦିତା ଦାସ, ହେଲ୍ପ ଏଜ ଇଣ୍ଡିଆ ର ଭାରତି ଚକ୍ର  ଅତିଥି ଭାବେ ଯୋଗ  ଦେଇ ପିଲାମାନଙ୍କୁ ଉତ୍ସାହିତ କରିବା ସହିତ ପିଲାମାନଙ୍କ ପାଇଁ ସୁରକ୍ଷିତ ପରିବେଶ ନିମନ୍ତେ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କର ସହଯୋଗ ରହିବା ଆବଶ୍ୟକ ବୋଲି ମତ ରଖିଥିଲେ । ପିକକ୍ ଶିଶୁମେଳା କମିଟିର ଅଧକ୍ଷ ଶ୍ରୀଯୁକ୍ତ ପ୍ରଦୋଷ କୁମାର ପଟ୍ଟନାୟକ, ସମ୍ପାଦକ ରଞ୍ଜନ ମହାନ୍ତି, କାର୍ଯ୍ୟନିର୍ବାହୀ ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦେଶିକା ଅନୁରାଧା ମହାନ୍ତି ପ୍ରମୁଖ ଉପସ୍ଥିତ ଥିଲେ । କୁନି କୁନି ପିଲାମାନେ ପରିବେଶ, ପ୍ଲାଷ୍ଟିକ, ସ୍ଵଚ୍ଛତା, ଦେଶପ୍ରେମ ଆଦି ଉପରେ ଆଧାରିତ କବିତା ଆବୃତି କରିଥିଲେ । ଏହି କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକ୍ରମ  କୁ ଶ୍ରୀନିବାଶ ଘଟୁଆରୀ ସଂଯୋଜନା କରିଥିଲେ । ପିକକ୍ ର ରତ୍ନା ଦାଶ, ପ୍ରଶାନ୍ତ କୁମାର ମଲ୍ଲିକ, ଗଣେଶ୍ଵର ସିଂ, ଡାଃ ସୁମିତ୍ରା ମହାନ୍ତି ପ୍ରମୁଖ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକ୍ରମ ପରିଚାଳନା କରିଥିଲେ । ସନ୍ଧ୍ୟାରେ କେଟିଟି ଗ୍ରୁପ, ପର୍ଲ୍ଲୀ ଇଣ୍ଟରନ୍ୟାସନାଲ୍ ଗ୍ରୁପ, ଶ୍ରୀମୟୀ ଗ୍ରୁପ ଓ ସାଇନିଙ୍ଗ ଷ୍ଟାର ଗ୍ରୁପ ମାନଙ୍କର ଚିତ୍ତାକର୍ଷକ ସାଂସ୍କୃତିକ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକ୍ରମ ଦର୍ଶକ ମାନଙ୍କୁ ମନ୍ତ୍ରମୁଗ୍ଧ କରିଥିଲା ।

 

ପିକକ୍ ଶିଶୁମେଳା ତୃତୀୟ ଦିବସ ତା ୧୬॰ ୧୧॰ ୨୦୧୯ ରିଖ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟସୂଚୀ ସ୍ଥାନ – ଏକାମ୍ର ହାଟ ଅମ୍ଫିଥିଏଟର

ସନ୍ଧ୍ୟା ୫. ୦୦ ଘଟିକା –  ଆଧୁନିକ ନୃତ୍ୟ ପ୍ରତିଯୋଗିତା

ସନ୍ଧ୍ୟା ୭. ୦୦ ଘଟିକା  - ସାଂସ୍କୃତିକ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକ୍ରମ ଏବଂ ପୁରସ୍କାର ବିତରଣ ଉତ୍ସବ

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

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.

  Forest food festival started at the Exhibition Ground

Forest food festival organized by People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC) started today in the premises of Kalinga Book Fare, exhibition ground, Bhubaneswar. This event reflects the diversity of food stuff from the forest. Communities whose living space is the forest are invited from the entire state to participate and present different cultivated or wild food stuff. The festival  provide a platform to Adivasi women, to celebrate diversity and tradition as well as to present bio-dynamic and nutritious food stuff from the forest. Marking this occasion a workshop was organised in the Red Cross Bhawan. More than  hundreds of tribal women from the districts of Kendujhar, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Bargarh, Nabrangpur, Khordha, Kandhamal, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Dhenkanal, Boudh, Mayurbhanj etc participated in it. In this workshop specialists from different fields discussed about the importance of forest food products and its necessities in the present context. In their discussion they emphasised on the importance of this type festivals as it will promote the nutritional values of such foods. In the inaugural ceremony of this festival Dr. Sipra Mallick, Member, Food Commission, Govt. of Odisha, Mr. Pradeep Kumar Biswal, IAS, Special Secretary, Finance Dept., Govt. of Odisha, Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, Secretary PECUC, Dr. Minakhi Panda, Director PECUC, Specialist Ruby Rout &, Dipak Mishra  participated and through light on importance and nutritional value of traditional food, balanced food with special emphasis on the traditional farming culture of tribal people, forest food and its nutritional value etc.

This festival was organised by People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC), DISHA and CAUSE organisation implementing a programme titled Food Sovereignty for Adivasi Communities in Orissa, India working in 22 villages of Sundargarh and Kendujhar districts for preventing malnutrition by reviving traditional forest product, traditional seeds etc in collaboration with TDH(G) and BMZ. Ms. Anuradha Mohanty, Executive Director of PECUC gave the welcome address and also shared the purpose and Mr. Abdul Kalam Azad, Secretary DISHA, gave the vote of thanks.                 

 

  ରାଜ୍ୟ ସ୍ତରୀୟ 30 ତମ ପିକକ୍ ଶିଶୁମେଳା ନଭେମ୍ବର୧୪ ରୁ ୨୦ ତାରିଖ ବାର୍ଷିକ ସମ୍ମାନ ଓ ପୁରସ୍କାର ପାଇଁ ନାମାଙ୍କନ ଆ

ଓଡିଶାରେ ଶିଶୁ ଅଧିକାର ପାଇଁ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟରତ ରାଜ୍ୟର ଅଗ୍ରଣୀ ସ୍ଵେଚ୍ଛାସେବୀ ଅନୁଷ୍ଠାନ ପିପୁଲସ୍ କଲ୍ଚରାଲ ସେଣ୍ଟର (ପିକକ୍) ର ୩୦ ତମ ରାଜ୍ୟସ୍ତରୀୟ ଶିଶୁମେଳା ଆସନ୍ତା ନଭେମ୍ବର ୧୪ ତାରିଖ ଶିଶୁଦିବସ ସନ୍ଧ୍ୟା ୫ ଟାରେ ଭୁବନେଶ୍ଵର ଏକାମ୍ରହାଟ ମୁକ୍ତ ମଞ୍ଚ ରେ ଉଦ୍ଘାଟିତ ହେବ ଏବଂ ବିଶ୍ଵ ଶିଶୁଦିବସ ନଭେମ୍ବର ୨୦ ତାରିଖ ସନ୍ଧ୍ୟାରେ ଉଦଯାପିତ ହେବ । ପ୍ରତ୍ୟକ ସନ୍ଧ୍ୟାରେ ପିଲାମାନଙ୍କ ଦ୍ଵାରା ଚିତାକର୍ଷକ  ସାଂସ୍କୃତିକ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକ୍ରମ ପରିବେଷଣ କରାଯିବ। ଏହି ପରିପ୍ରେକ୍ଷୀରେ ପିଲାମାନଙ୍କ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ବିଭିନ୍ନ ପ୍ରତିଯୋଗିତା ମଧ୍ୟ ଅନୁଷ୍ଠିତ ହେବ ।  ଏହାର ସମ୍ପୂର୍ଣ ବିବରଣୀ wwwpecucorg ରେ ଉପଲବ୍ଧ । ଏହି ଅବସରରେ ପିକକ୍ ର ବିଭିନ୍ନ ବାର୍ଷିକ ସମ୍ମାନ ପାଇଁ ନାମାଙ୍କନ ଆହ୍ଵାନ କରାଯାଉଛି ।  ନାମାଙ୍କନ ବା ମନୋନୟନ ପତ୍ର ନଭେମ୍ବର ୭ ତାରିଖ ମଧ୍ୟରେ pecucsisumela@gmailcom ରେ ପହଞ୍ଚିବା ଆବଶ୍ୟକ। ୧୮ ବର୍ଷରୁ କମ୍ ପିଲାମାନଙ୍କୁ ସମାଜ ସେବା ପାଇଁ ପ୍ରାଣନାଥ ପଟ୍ଟନାୟକ ସ୍ମାରକୀ ସମ୍ମାନ’, ସାହସିକତା ପାଇଁ ବାଜିରାଉତ ସ୍ମାରକୀ ସମ୍ମାନ’, ପ୍ରଫୁଲ୍ଲ ଚନ୍ଦ୍ର ଦାସ ଶିଶୁ ପ୍ରତିଭା ପୁରସ୍କାର, ଅଭିନୟ ପାଇଁ ଶରତ ପୂଜାରୀ ସ୍ମାରକୀ ସମ୍ମାନ’, ଶିଶୁ କଣ୍ଠଶିଳ୍ପୀଙ୍କୁ ପିଲାଙ୍କ ଅକ୍ଷୟ ସମ୍ମାନ’, ବୃତ୍ତି ପରୀକ୍ଷାରେ ସର୍ବୋଚ ନମ୍ବର ରଖିଥିବା ଛାତ୍ରଛାତ୍ରୀ ଙ୍କୁ କେତକୀ ପଟ୍ଟନାୟକ ସ୍ମାରକୀ ସମ୍ମାନ’, ଦିଆଯିବ । ଏହି ଅବସରରେ ପ୍ରତ୍ୟକ ବର୍ଷପରି ଶିଶୁମାନଙ୍କ ପାଇଁ ଲେଖୁଥିବା କିମ୍ବା କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକରୁ ଥିବା ବ୍ୟକ୍ତିତ୍ଵଙ୍କୁ ଶିଶୁସାଥି ସମ୍ବାଦିକତା ପାଇଁ “ସ୍ୱରୂପ ଜେନା ସ୍ମାରକୀ ସମ୍ମାନ”, ଶିକ୍ଷାକ୍ଷେତ୍ରରେ ଶିକ୍ଷକଙ୍କୁ “ଅବନୀ ବରାଳ ସ୍ମାରକୀ ସମ୍ମାନ”, ଶିଶୁମାନଙ୍କ ସୁରକ୍ଷା ବା ବିକାଶ ପାଇଁ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟରତ ବ୍ୟକ୍ତିତ୍ଵଙ୍କୁ “ଡଃ ପି॰ ସି॰ ଦାସ ସ୍ମାରକୀ ସମ୍ମାନ”, ପଞ୍ଚାୟତର ନିର୍ବାଚିତ ମହିଳା ପ୍ରତିନିଧି ଙ୍କୁ  “ଆରାଧନା ନନ୍ଦ ସ୍ମାରକୀ ସମ୍ମାନ” ପ୍ରଦାନ କରାଯିବ । ୧୭ ତାରିଖ ଦିନ ସନ୍ଧ୍ୟା ୬ଟାରେ ସ୍ଵର୍ଗତ ଅକ୍ଷୟ ମହାନ୍ତି ଙ୍କର ସ୍ମୃତିରେ “ପିଲାଙ୍କ ଅକ୍ଷୟ”ଶୀର୍ଷକ ଏକ ବିଶେଷ ସଙ୍ଗୀତ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକ୍ରମ ଅନୁଷ୍ଠିତ ହେବ  । 

 

ଶିଶୁମେଳା ଅବସରରେ ପିଲାମାନଙ୍କ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ବିଭିନ୍ନ ପ୍ରକାରର ପ୍ରତିଯୋଗିତା ମଧ୍ୟ ଅନୁଷ୍ଠିତ ହେବ । ନଭେମ୍ବର ୧୩ ତାରିଖ ଦିନ ସନ୍ଧ୍ୟା ୫ ଟାରେ ଏକାମ୍ର ହାଟ ଠାରେ ସଙ୍ଗୀତ ପ୍ରତିଯୋଗିତା (୨ୟ ରୁ ୧୦ମ ଶ୍ରେଣୀ),  ୧୫ ତାରିଖ ଦିନ ଅପରାହ୍ନ ୪:୩୦ ରେ ୩ ବର୍ଷରୁ କମ୍ ଶିଶୁଙ୍କ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ସୁନ୍ଦର ସ୍ୱାସ୍ଥ୍ୟ ପ୍ରତିଯୋଗିତା ( ଜନ୍ମ ପ୍ରମାଣପତ୍ର ଏବଂ ଟିକାକରଣ ପ୍ରମାଣପତ୍ର ବାଧ୍ୟତାମୂଳକ) ଓ ରାଇମସ୍ ପ୍ରତିଯୋଗିତା (ନର୍ସରୀ ରୁ ପ୍ରଥମ), ୧୬ ତାରିଖ ସନ୍ଧ୍ୟା ୫ ରେ ଆଧୁନିକ ନୃତ୍ୟ (ନର୍ସରୀ ରୁ ୪ ର୍ଥ ଶ୍ରେଣୀ), ୧୭ ତାରିଖ ଦିନ ସକାଳ ୮॰ ୩୦ ରେ ଚିତ୍ରାଙ୍କନ (୨ୟ ରୁ ୧୦ମ ଶ୍ରେଣୀ), ସକାଳ ୧୧ ଟାରେ ବକ୍ତୃତା ପ୍ରତିଯୋଗିତା (୮ମ ରୁ ୧୦ମ), ଅପରାହ୍ନ ୧୨ଟାରେ କୁଇଜ୍ ପ୍ରତିଯୋଗିତା (୫ମ ରୁ ୧୦ମ ଶ୍ରେଣୀ) (ପ୍ରତ୍ୟକ ବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟରୁ ୨ ଜଣ ଛାତ୍ର)/ଛାତ୍ରୀ),୧୮ ତାରିଖ ଦିନ ସନ୍ଧ୍ୟା ୫ଟାରେ ଓଡିଶୀ ନୃତ୍ୟ (୨ୟ ରୁ ୭ ମ ଶ୍ରେଣୀ), ୧୯ ତାରିଖ ଦିନ ଅପରାହ୍ନ ୪.୩୦ କୌତୁକ ପୋଷାକ (ନର୍ସରୀ ରୁ ୧ମ ଶ୍ରେଣୀ, ୨ୟ ରୁ ୪ର୍ଥ, ୫ମ ରୁ ୭ମ ଶ୍ରେଣୀ) ପିଲାମାନଙ୍କ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ଅନୁଷ୍ଠିତ ହେବ। ପ୍ରତିଯୋଗୀ ମାନଙ୍କୁ ଶ୍ରେଣୀ ଅନୁସାରେ ଶିଶୁ, ସବଜୁନିୟର, ଜୁନିୟର ଏବଂ ସିନିୟର ଗ୍ରୁପରେ ବିଭକ୍ତ କରାଯାଇଛି ।                               

  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.

  Cyclone "Fani" Response by PECUC

ପିକକ୍ ର  ଫନି ସହାୟତା କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକ୍ରମ 

ପିକକ୍ ଦ୍ଵାରା ପ୍ରସ୍ତୁତ ଶିଶୁ ଅନୁକୂଳ ସ୍ଥାନ ବ ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧାଭବନ କୁ ଆସି 12 ବର୍ଷର ପିଲା ସୂର୍ଯ୍ୟକାନ୍ତ ଭୋଇ ର  ଅଭ୍ୟାସରେ ଆସିଛି ବହୁତ ପରିବର୍ତ୍ତନ, ସେ ପାନ, ଗୁଟକା, ବିଡି ଆଦି ବ୍ୟବହାର କରିବା ଛାଡି ଦେଇଛି ଓ ପ୍ରତିଦିନ ସ୍କୁଲ ଯାଉଛି। ସେହିପରି ୧୨ ବର୍ଷର ଝିଅ ଲିପସା ଭୋଇ ର ଡର ଏହି ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧାଭବନ କୁ ଆସି ଅନ୍ୟ ପିଲାମାନଙ୍କ ସହିତ ମିଶିବା, ଖେଳିବା  ଦ୍ଵାରା ଛାଡି ଯାଇଥିଲା ଓ ସେ ପୂର୍ବ ପରି ସ୍ଵାଭାବିକ ଅବସ୍ଥା କୁ ଫେରିଆସି ପାରିଥିଲା । କେବଳ ଲିପସା ବା ସୂର୍ଯ୍ୟକାନ୍ତ ନୁହନ୍ତି ଆହୁରି ଅନେକ ପିଲା ଏହି ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧାଭବନ ଦ୍ଵାରା ଉପକୃତ ହୋଇଛନ୍ତି ।                

 ସାମୁଦ୍ରିକ ବାତ୍ୟା ”ଫନି” ଉପକୂଳ ଓଡିଶାକୁ ଶୋଚନୀୟ ରୂପେ କ୍ଷତିଗ୍ରସ୍ତ କରିଥିଲା। ବିଶେଷକରି ଏହା ପୁରୀ ଓ ଖୋର୍ଦ୍ଧା ଜିଲ୍ଲାକୁ  ଅଧିକ ମାତ୍ରାରେ ପ୍ରଭାବିତ କରିଥିଲା। ଅନେକ ବୃକ୍ଷରାଜି ଉପୁଡିଯିବା ସହିତ, ବିଦ୍ୟୁତ୍, ଟେଲିଫୋନ, ସଡକ ଭିତ୍ତିଭୂମି ନଷ୍ଟ ହୋଇଯାଇଥିଲା। ମାତ୍ର ସରକାର ଓ ସ୍ଵେଚ୍ଛାସେବୀ ସଂଗଠନ ମାନଙ୍କର ଅକ୍ଲାନ୍ତ ଉଦ୍ୟମ ଫଳରେ ବହୁ ଧନ ଜୀବନ କୁ ରକ୍ଷା କରାଯାଇ ପାରିଥିଲା। ବାତ୍ୟା ପରବର୍ତ୍ତୀ ପୁନରୁଦ୍ଧାର କାର୍ଯ୍ୟରେ ଅତ୍ୟନ୍ତ ସକ୍ରିୟ ଭାବରେ ଅଂଶଗ୍ରହଣ କରି ପିପୁଲ୍ସ କଲ୍ଚରାଲ ସେଣ୍ଟର (ପିକକ୍), ଓଡିଶାର ଏକ ଅଗ୍ରଣୀ ସ୍ଵଚ୍ଛାସେବୀ ସଂଗଠନ, ବିପନ୍ନ ପରିବାରଙ୍କୁ ସାହାର୍ଯ୍ୟ ଓ ସହାୟତା ପ୍ରଦାନ କରିବା ସହିତ ଶିଶୁ ମାନଙ୍କ ସୁରକ୍ଷା ପ୍ରଦାନ ଦିଗରେ ମଧ୍ୟ ଏହା ବେଶ୍ ଯତ୍ନବାନ୍ ହୋଇଥିଲା। ବାତ୍ୟା ଯୋଗୁଁ ଘର ଦ୍ଵାର ଭାଙ୍ଗି ଯାଇଥିବା ପରିବାର ଓ ଅସୁରକ୍ଷିତ ହୋଇପଡିଥିବା ଶିଶୁ ମାନଙ୍କୁ ସୁରକ୍ଷା ପ୍ରଦାନ ନିମନ୍ତେ ଶିଶୁ ଅନୁକୂଳ ସ୍ଥାନ (ଚାଇଲ୍ଡ ଫ୍ରେଣ୍ଡଲି ସ୍ପେସ) ପ୍ରସ୍ତୁତ କରାଯାଇଥିଲା । ଏହାକୁ ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧା ଭବନ ନାମରେ ନାମିତ କରଯାଇଥିଲା।  ସେଠାରେ ପିଲାମାନେ ପିକକ୍ ପକ୍ଷରୁ ଯୋଗାଇଦିଆଯାଇଥିବା ଖେଳସାମଗ୍ରୀ ରେ ଖେଳିବା ସହିତ ନାଚ, ଗୀତ, ଗପ ମାଧ୍ୟମରେ ସେମାନଙ୍କର ମନୋରଞ୍ଜନ କରୁଥିଲେ ଓ ବିଭିନ୍ନ ବିଷୟରେ ଶିକ୍ଷାଲାଭ ମଧ୍ୟ କରୁଥିଲେ  । ସେମାନଙ୍କ ପାଇଁ ବାତ୍ୟାର ପ୍ରଭାବକୁ ଭୁଲିବା ନିମନ୍ତେ ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧାଭବନ ରେ ସ୍ଵତନ୍ତ୍ର ପରାମର୍ଶର ବ୍ୟବସ୍ତା ମଧ୍ୟ ରହିଥିଲା । ପିଲମାନଙ୍କୁ ମୁଖ୍ୟ ସ୍ରୋତ କୁ ଫେରାଇବା ପାଇଁ ସେମାନଙ୍କ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ପାଠ ପ୍ରତି ଆଗ୍ରହ ସୃଷ୍ଟିକରାଯାଇ ବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟ ଖୋଲିବା ପରେ ପିଲାମାନଙ୍କୁ ବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟକୁ ଫେରାଇବାରେ ସହଯୋଗ ମଧ୍ୟ କରଯାଇଥିଲା । ପିଲାମାନେ ଏହି  ଶିଶୁ ଅନୁକୂଳ ସ୍ଥାନ ବା ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧା ଭବନ ରେ ନିରାପଦରେ ସମୟ କାଟୁଥିଲେ। ଏହାଦ୍ଵାରା ପିଲମାନଙ୍କୁ ବାତ୍ୟା ଯୋଗୁଁ ସୃଷ୍ଟି ହୋଇଥିବା ବିପଦପୂର୍ଣ ପରିବେଶରୁ ରକ୍ଷା କରାଯାଇ ପାରିଥିଲା। ଏହି ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧାଭବନ କୁ ଆସି ୧୨ ବର୍ଷ ର ପିଲା ସୂର୍ଯ୍ୟକାନ୍ତ ଭୋଇର ଅଭ୍ୟାସରେ ବହୁତ ପରିବର୍ତ୍ତନ ଆସିଥିଲା ସେ ପାନ, ଗୁଟକା, ବିଡି ଆଦି ବ୍ୟବହାର କରିବା ଛାଡି ଦେଇଛି ଓ ପ୍ରତିଦିନ ସ୍କୁଲ ଯାଉଛି ।  ତିରଣପଦା ଗାଁ ର ୧୨ ବର୍ଷର ଝିଅ ଲିପସା ଭୋଇ ର ଡର ଏହି ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧାଭବନ କୁ ଆସି ଅନ୍ୟ ପିଲାମାନଙ୍କ ସହିତ ମିଶିବା, ଖେଳିବା  ଦ୍ଵାରା ଛାଡି ଯାଇଥିଲା । ସେ ପୂର୍ବ ପରି ସ୍ଵାଭାବିକ ଅବସ୍ଥା କୁ ଫେରିଆସି ପାରିଥିଲା ।           

ବାଲିଅନ୍ତା ର ଅଧିକାଂଶ ଗ୍ରାମରେ ବାସଗୃହ ଭାଙ୍ଗିଯିବା ଫଳରେ ପିଲାମାନଙ୍କର ପାଠ ଉପକରଣ ନଷ୍ଟ ହୋଇଯାଇଥିଲା । ଶ୍ରମଜୀବୀ ଲୋକେ ବାତ୍ୟା ପରବର୍ତ୍ତୀ ପୁନରୁଦ୍ଧର କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ ରେ ବ୍ୟସ୍ତ ଥିଲାବେଳେ ପିଲାମାନେ  ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧା ଭବନ ରେ ରହୁଥିଲେ।  ପିକକ୍ ପକ୍ଷରୁ ବାଲିଅନ୍ତା ରେ ୭ ଟି ଓ ଖୋର୍ଦ୍ଧା ମୁନିସିପାଲିଟିରେ ୫ ଟି, ମୋଟ ୧୨ ଟି ଶିଶୁ ଅନୁକୂଳ ସ୍ଥାନ କରଯାଇଥିଲା। ପିଲାମାନେ  ସେଠାରେ ସକାଳ ୯ ରୁ ଅପରାହ୍ନ ୪ ଟା ପର୍ଯ୍ୟନ୍ତ ସମୟ ଅତିବାହିତ କରୁଥିଲେ। ସେଠାରେ ସେମାନଙ୍କୁ କିଛି କିଛି ଶିକ୍ଷା ମଧ୍ୟ ଦିଆଯାଉଥିଲା । ବାଲିଅନ୍ତା ର ଗଣ୍ଡିଲୋ, ତିରଣପଦା, ଗୋହଳ, ଗୋତଳଗ୍ରାମ ସମେତ ଅନ୍ୟ କେତେକ ଗ୍ରାମରେ ଅସ୍ଥାୟୀ ଭାବେ ୪୬୯ ଶିଶୁଙ୍କୁ ଏଭଳି କେନ୍ଦ୍ରରେ ନାଚଗୀତ, ଖେଳକୁଦ, ସ୍ୱାସ୍ଥ୍ୟରକ୍ଷା ଆଦି ସମ୍ବନ୍ଧରେ ଶିକ୍ଷା ଦିଆଯାଉଥିଲା।

ପରିସ୍ଥିତି ସ୍ଵାଭାବିକ ଅବସ୍ଥାକୁ ଫେରିବା ପର୍ଯ୍ୟନ୍ତ ପିକକ୍ ପକ୍ଷରୁ ଖୋର୍ଦ୍ଧା ମୁନିସିପାଲିଟି, ଭୁବନେଶ୍ଵର, ବାଲିଅନ୍ତା, ଓ ନିମାପଡା ବ୍ଲକ୍ ରେ ୧୭ ଟି କମୁନିଟି କିଚେନ୍ ମାଧ୍ୟମରେ ୪୬୬୦ ଲୋକଙ୍କୁ ରନ୍ଧାଖାଦ୍ୟ ଯୋଗାଇଦିଆଯିବା ସହିତ ମୋଟ ୫୭୧୯ ପରିବାରକୁ ଶୁଖିଲା ଖାଦ୍ୟ ଯଥା ଚୁଡା, ଛତୁଆ, ଡାଲି, ଚାଉଳ, ଲୁଣ ଇତ୍ୟାଦି ଓ ଅନ୍ୟାନ ରିଲିଫ ସହାୟତା ଯୋଗାଇଦିଆଯାଇଥିଲା । ଏତତ୍ ବ୍ୟତିତ ୨୦ ଟି ସ୍ୱାସ୍ଥ୍ୟ ଶିବିରରେ ୧୬୩୦ ଜଣକୁ ଚିକିତ୍ସା ପ୍ରଦାନ କରଯାଇଥିଲା। ୨୬୫୦ ପରିବାରକୁ ପଲିଥିନ, ୮୦୦ ପରିବାରକୁ ମଶାରୀ, ୪୧୫ ସ୍କୁଲ ପିଲାଙ୍କୁ ବ୍ୟାଗ୍ ଓ ପାଠ୍ୟ ଉପକରଣ, ୧୬୯୩ କିଶୋରୀ ବାଳିକା ମାନଙ୍କୁ ୫୧୭୯ ସାନିଟାରି ନାପକିନ୍, ୧୪୦ ପରିବାରଙ୍କୁ ସୋଲାର ଲଣ୍ଠନ,   ୧୪୦୦ ପିଲାଙ୍କୁ ୧୪୦୦ ପ୍ୟାକେଟ୍ ବିସକୁଟ୍ ପ୍ରଦାନ କରଯାଇଥିଲା। ଏଥି ସହିତ ବାଲିଅନ୍ତା ର ୧୦୦ ପରିବାରଙ୍କୁ ପାକଶାଳା ବଗିଚା ସହାୟତା ଓ ୧୪୫୦ ବୃକ୍ଷ ମଧ୍ୟ ରୋପଣ କରଯାଇଥିଲା। ଏଥି ସହିତ ପୁରୀ ଜିଲ୍ଲା ର ବ୍ରହ୍ମଗିରୀ ବ୍ଲକ ଅଧୀନରେ ଥିବା ମହିଷା ଗ୍ରାମର ୨୮୯ ପରିବାରକୁ ସାନିଟାରି କିଟ୍ (ବାଲଟି, ମଗ ଓ ମଶାରୀ) ମଧ୍ୟ ପ୍ରଦାନ କରଯାଇଥିଲା। ଫନି ପରେ ସୃଷ୍ଟି ହୋଇଥିବା ଅସ୍ଵସ୍ଥିକର ପରିବେଶରୁ ଲୋକମାନଙ୍କର ସ୍ୱାସ୍ଥ୍ୟ ରକ୍ଷା ନିମନ୍ତେ ବାଲିଅନ୍ତା ବ୍ଲକ ର ୩୦ ଟି ଗ୍ରାମ, ଜଟଣୀ ବ୍ଲକ ର ୧ ଟି ଗ୍ରାମ ଓ ଖୋର୍ଦ୍ଧା ମୁନିସିପାଲିଟି ର ୪ ଟି ଗ୍ରାମରେ ରେ ସ୍ଵଚ୍ଛତା ଅଭିଯାନ କରାଯାଇ ନଳକୂପ ଓ ଅନ୍ୟାନ ଜଳସ୍ରୋତ ମାନଙ୍କୁ ବ୍ଲିଚିଙ୍ଗ ଦେଇ ବିଶୋଧନ କରିବା ସହିତ ପିଲାମାନଙ୍କୁ ହାତ ଧୋଇବା ଶିକ୍ଷା ଓ ଲୋକମାନଙ୍କୁ ସ୍ୱାସ୍ଥ୍ୟ ଓ ପରିମଳ ସମ୍ବଦ୍ଧରେ ସଚେତନ କରଯାଇଥିଲା। ଏତତ୍ ବ୍ୟତିତ ବାତ୍ୟାରେ କ୍ଷତିଗ୍ରସ୍ତ ବାଲିଅନ୍ତା ବ୍ଲକ ର ଅଟଳା ଗ୍ରାମ ରେ ଥିବା ଅନନ୍ତ ଗୋପାଳ ଉଚ୍ଚ ପ୍ରାଥମିକ ବିଦ୍ୟାପୀଠ କୁ  ମଧ୍ୟ ହେଲ୍ପ ଫର ଚିଲ୍ଡ୍ରେନ ଇନ୍ ନିଡ୍ ଫାଉଣ୍ଡସୋନ, ପୁନେ ର ସହଯୋଗରେ   ପୁନଃନିର୍ମାଣ  କରାଯାଉଛି। ପିକକ୍ କୁ ଏହି କାର୍ଯ୍ୟରେ ଅନ୍ୟମାନଙ୍କ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ତେରେ ଦେଶ୍ ହୋମସ୍ (ଜର୍ମାନୀ), ଏଇଆଇଏନ, ଆଡପ୍ସନ ସେଣ୍ଟ୍ରମ, ହିନ୍ଦୁସ୍ଥାନ କୋକାକୋଲା ବେଭେରେଜେସ୍ ପ୍ରା॰ ଲିଃ, ଆନାଲୋଗ ଡିଭାଇସେସ୍, ଏସଜିକେ, ସିଙ୍ଗାପୁର ଓଡିଆ ସୋସାଇଟି ଓ ବହୁ ସହୃଦୟ ବ୍ୟକ୍ତି ସହଯୋଗ କରିଥିଲେ। ପିକକ୍ ର କର୍ମଚାରୀ ମାନେ ମଧ୍ୟ ସେମାନଙ୍କର ଗୋଟିଏ ଦିନର ବେତନ ପ୍ରଦାନ କରି ଏଥିପାଇଁ ସହଯୋଗ କରିଛନ୍ତି ।

  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.

  United Nations ECOSOC granted Special Consultative Status to PECUC

United Nations ECOSOC granted Special Consultative Status to PECUC

People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC), a leading voluntary organization of Odisha was granted Special Consultative Status from United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on coordination and management meeting of 6th June 2019. A letter in this regards from the Acting Chief, NGO Branch, Office of the Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development, Deptt. Of Economic and Social Affairs was received today by PECUC office at Bhubaneswar. Consultative status for an organization enables it to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat, programmes, and agencies in a number of ways. Consultative relationship with NGOs also enables the Council or one of its bodies to seek expert information or advice from organizations with special competence in a subject matter.

Peoples’ Cultural Centre (PECUC) was initiated in late 1980s by a group of social activists, professionals from different background, artists and National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers to help the children of different slums and outskirt villages of Bhubaneswar and also to provide a platform to the children to explore their potential. Finally got legal entity during 1990, with the purpose to empower the weaker sections of the society.  PECUC’S  mission is to empower and enable people especially children, women, the aged and others disadvantaged in society, to participate powerfully in their holistic development. PECUC is primarily a child rights focused organization, and  prioritized to focus on the issues relating to child rights, deepening democracy, women empowerment, health & Sanitation, livelihood, rights of the senior citizens, emergency management & climate change adaptation too, during these years. PECUC has pioneered in the field of eradication of child labour in the country and rescued & rehabilitated 32069 child labourers. PECUC has also been awarded with different awards and honours by different Govt and Non Govt organizations. Recently PECUC also has been accepted as a member of Global Partnership to End Violence against Children.

 

PECUC is now in its 29th year of getting legal entity and PECUC’s representatives will be able to register for and participate in events, conferences and activities of the United Nations and organizations in general and special consultative status may designate authorized representatives to sit as observers at public meetings of ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, the Human Rights Council and, under certain conditions, the General Assembly and other United Nations intergovernmental bodies.

  World Day against Child Labour 2019 observed Youth against Child Labour……..Public Awareness Rally &

World Day against Child Labour 2019 observed

Youth against Child Labour……..Public Awareness Rally & Signature Campaign in Capital City

“Government of Odisha has formulated a master plan to eradicate child labour from Odisha by the end of 2025” said Subhash Singh, Chairperson of Odisha Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board while addressing the youths at the Master Canteen Square.

Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams. Yet today, 152 million children are still in child labour out of which 73 million in the hazardous work. In India there were more than 10.2 million “economically active” children in the age group of five to 14 years – 5.6 million boys and 4.5 million girls, Eight million children were working in rural areas, and 2 million in urban areas, (ILO & UNICEF)

 “Hundreds of millions of girls and boys throughout the world are engaged in work that deprives them of adequate education, health, leisure and basic freedoms, violating their rights. Of these children, more than half are exposed to the worst forms of child labour such as work in hazardous environments, slavery, or other forms of forced labour, illicit activities such as drug trafficking and prostitution, as well as involvement in armed conflict.” 

Although child labour occurs in almost every sector, seven out of every ten is in agriculture. On this World Day, we also look forward towards UN Sustainable Development Goal Target 8.7 set by the international community calling for an end to child labour in all its forms by 2025. In support of Alliance 8.7, we call for immediate action to address the remaining challenges so that the world community can get firmly on track towards eliminating child labour. Children are not meant to be labourers. This takes away their childhood. Every child must be stopped from stepping in to any form of labour – this is hazardous for any child, anywhere. It is every child’s right not to be a labourer. This issue should be addressed in all spheres and on priority basis told by Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, Chairperson of NACG EVAC India and Former National Convenor on Campaign against Child Labour while addressing the Public Awareness Rally.  

On the occasion of World Day against Child Labour 2019 People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC), a leading child rights organization of Odisha organized a Youth against Child Labour – Public Awareness Rally & Signature Campaign in collaboration with Labour and ESI department of Government of Odisha on 12th June 2019 from Ram Mandir Square to Master Canteen. The Rally & Signature Campaign was Flag up by Chairperson of Odisha Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board Sj. Subash Singh in presence of Famous Ollywood Actress and PECUC’s Goodwill Ambassador for promotion of Child Rights Bhoomika Dash and Anshika Routray Goodwill Ambassador for the promotion of Right to Play and Anuradha Biswal, Olympian. Other esteemed guest like Kishalaya Sathpathy, Divisional Labour Commissioner, Arun Kumar Behera, ADM, Anuradha Mohanty, Executive Director PECUC, Ambika Prasad Mishra, District Labour Officer, Satyanarayan Acharya & Dharashree Mohapatra, Additional Labour Officer, Kuldeep Prasad, Labour Inspector participated in the rally. Speakers emphasized to stop child labour and give children a safe and secure childhood. There is need to work together to eradicate child labour and mainstream them through quality education. Though the Government & Civil Society Organisations of Odisha are taking up various steps for development of children and eradication of child labour but it is not sufficient enough to deal with such a big issue. Awareness and participation in the part of every concerned citizen can go a long way to eradicate child labour completely from the society. Every child deserves a safe and secure childhood; it is their most basic right stressed by the speakers. Hundreds of youth participated in this rally. Mr. Jyotisankar Mohanty, Mr. Prashant Kumar Mallick, of PECUC facilitated the programme.

  ଶିଶୁ ଅଧିକାର ବାର୍ତ୍ତା ପ୍ରସାର ପାଇଁ ଅଭିନେତ୍ରୀ ଭୂମିକା ଓ ଖେଳାଳି ଅଂଶିକା ପିକକ୍ ର ଗୁଡୱିଲ ଆମ୍ବାସଡର

ଶିଶୁ ଅଧିକାର ବାର୍ତ୍ତା ପ୍ରସାର ପାଇଁ ଅଭିନେତ୍ରୀ ଭୂମିକା ଓ ଖେଳାଳି ଅଂଶିକା ପିକକ୍ ର ଗୁଡୱିଲ ଆମ୍ବାସଡର

ପିପୁଲସ୍ କଲ୍ଚରାଲ ସେଣ୍ଟର (ପିକକ୍), ଜାତିସଂଘ ର  ଶିଶୁ ଅଧିକାର ନିମନ୍ତେ ସମ୍ମିଳନ (ଇଉଏନସିଆରସି), ଦ୍ଵାରା ପ୍ରେରିତ ହୋଇ ଓଡିଶା ତଥା ସମଗ୍ର ଦେଶରେ ଶିଶୁ ମାନଙ୍କର ଅଧିକାରର ସୁରକ୍ଷା ନିମନ୍ତେ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟରତ। ପିକକ୍ ଶିଶୁ ମାନଙ୍କ ସହିତ ମିଶି ସେମାନକୁ ପ୍ରେରଣା ଦେବା ସହିତ ସେମାନଙ୍କର ବିକାଶ, ସୁରକ୍ଷା, ଭାଗିଦାରୀତା, ତଥା ଏକ ଗୁଣାତ୍ମକ ମନର ଜୀବନ ନିମନ୍ତେ   ନିମନ୍ତେ ସଦା ସର୍ବଦା ଚେଷ୍ଟିତ। ଶିଶୁ ଅଧିକାରର ର ସୁରକ୍ଷା ପାଇଁ ପିକକ୍ ଗୁଡୱିଲ ଆମ୍ବାସଡାର ର ପରିକଳ୍ପନା ୨୦୧୦ ମସିହାରୁ କରିଅଛି। ସେମାନେ ଶିଶୁ ଅଧିକାର ର ସୁରକ୍ଷା ଓ ଯୁବ ଗୋଷ୍ଟି ମାନଙ୍କର ସମସ୍ୟା ତଥା ଶିକ୍ଷା, ଉତ୍ତମ ସ୍ୱାସ୍ଥ୍ୟ,  ଖେଳିବା ପାଇଁ ନିରାପଦ ସ୍ଥାନ, ହିଂସା ଓ ନିର୍ଯ୍ୟାତନା ବିରୋଧରେ ଜନସଚେତନତା ସୃଷ୍ଟି କରିବେ। ଓଡିଶା କୁ ଏକ ଶିଶୁ ଉପଯୋଗୀ ରାଜ୍ୟ ଭାବେ ଗଢିବା ନିମନ୍ତେ ପରିବେଶ ସୃଷ୍ଟିରେ ସହାୟକ ହେବେ ।  

ବିଶିଷ୍ଟ ଅଭିନେତ୍ରୀ ଭୂମିକା ଦାଶ ଙ୍କୁ ଶିଶୁ ଅଧିକାର ତଥା ଶିଶୁ ମାନଙ୍କ ନିମନ୍ତେ ଅନୁକୂଳ ବାତାବରଣର ନିମନ୍ତେ ଓ ଖେଳାଳି ଅଂଶିକା ରାଉତରାୟ ଙ୍କୁ ଶିଶୁ ମାନଙ୍କର ଖେଳ ଅଧିକାର ତଥା କ୍ରୀଡାର ପ୍ରସାର ନିମନ୍ତେ ୨୦୧୯-୨୧ ପର୍ଯ୍ୟନ୍ତ ଗୁଡୱିଲ ଆମ୍ବାସଡର ଭାବେ ଘୋଷଣା କରାଯାଇଅଛି। ଏହି ଘୋଷଣା ୩୦ ଏପ୍ରିଲ-ଶିଶୁ ଶ୍ରମ ନିରୋଧ ଦିବସ ଦିନ  ଭୁବନେଶ୍ଵର ର ସ୍ଥାନୀୟ ଆଞ୍ଚଳିକ ବିଜ୍ଞାନ କେନ୍ଦ୍ରଠାରେ କରଯାଇଥିଲା। ଏହି ଅବସର ଉପଲକ୍ଷେ ଏକ ସ୍ଵତନ୍ତ୍ର ସମାରୋହ ସ୍ଥାନୀୟ ଆଞ୍ଚଳିକ ବିଜ୍ଞାନ କେନ୍ଦ୍ରଠାରେ ଆୟୋଜନ କରାଯାଇଥିଲା । ଏହି ସମାରୋହରେ ପିକକ୍ ର ସମ୍ପାଦକ ରଞ୍ଜନ କୁମାର ମହାନ୍ତି ସ୍ଵାଗତ ଭାଷଣ ଦେବା ସହିତ ଏହାର ଲକ୍ଷ୍ୟ ଓ ଉଦ୍ଦେଶ୍ୟ ସମ୍ପର୍କରେ ସୂଚନା ଦେଇଥିଲେ। ପିକକ୍ ର ଅଧକ୍ଷା ଶ୍ରୀମତୀ ଆଦରମଣି ବରାଳ ଏହି ସଭାରେ ସଭାପତିତ୍ଵ କରିଥିଲେ ଏବଂ ଅନ୍ୟ ମାନଙ୍କ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ଅଲମ୍ପିୟାନ ଅନୁରାଧା ବିଶ୍ଵାଳ, ଡ ସ୍ନେହପ୍ରଭା ସାମନ୍ତରାୟ, ବିଶିଷ୍ଟ ଓଡିଶୀ ନୃତ୍ୟଶିଳ୍ପୀ ତଥା ପିକକ୍ ର ଅନ୍ୟତମ ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦେଶିକ ପ୍ରମୁଖ ଏଠାରେ ଉପସ୍ଥିତ ଥିଲେ।

ପିକକ୍ ର ପୂର୍ବତନ ଗୁଡୱିଲ ଆମ୍ବାସଡର ଆକାଂକ୍ଷା କବି ନବ ନିଯୁକ୍ତ ଗୁଡୱିଲ ଆମ୍ବାସଡର ଭୂମିକା ଦାଶ  ଓ ଅଂଶିକା ରାଉତରାଯ  କୁ ଗୁଡୱିଲ ଆମ୍ବାସଡର ର ଉପାଧି ପ୍ରଦାନ କରି ସେମାନଙ୍କର ଭବିଷ୍ୟତ ନିମନ୍ତେ ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା କାମନା କରିଥିଲେ।                  

“ଏହା ମୋ ପାଇଁ ଏକ ଗୌରବର ବିଷୟ, ଗୁଡୱିଲ ଆମ୍ବାସଡର ଭାବେ ମୁଁ ଶିଶୁ ମାନଙ୍କ ନିମନ୍ତେ ଏହି ଅଭିଯାନରେ ସାମିଲ ହୋଇ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ କରିବା ପାଇଁ ଅତ୍ୟନ୍ତ ଆଗ୍ରହୀ” ବୋଲି ଅଭିନେତ୍ରୀ ଭୂମିକା ନିଜର ମତ ପ୍ରକାଶ କରିଥିଲେ।

“ମୋ ପରି ଶିଶୁ ମାନେ ଖେଳିବା ଆବଶ୍ୟକ ଓ ଖେଳିବା ସବୁ ଶିଶୁମାନଙ୍କର ଅଧିକାର ପିକକ ର ଗୁଡୱିଲ ଆମ୍ବାସଡର ରୂପେ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ କରିବା ମୋ ପାଇଁ ଅତ୍ୟନ୍ତ ଗୌରବର ବିଷୟ” ବୋଲି ଅଂଶିକା ନିଜର ମତାମତ ଦେଇଥିଲେ।      

ପିକକ୍ ର କାର୍ଯ୍ୟନିର୍ବାହୀ ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦେଶିକା ଅନୁରାଧା ମହାନ୍ତି ଧନ୍ୟବାଦ ଦେଇଥିଲେ । ପିକକ୍ ର  ରତ୍ନା ଦାଶ, ଜ୍ୟୋତି ଶଙ୍କର ମହାନ୍ତି, ପ୍ରତୀକ୍ଷା ବୋହିଦାର,  ପାଣୁ ବେହେରା, ଡ ସୁମିତ୍ରା ମହାନ୍ତି ପ୍ରମୁଖ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକ୍ରମ ର ପରିଚାଳନା କରିଥିଲେ ।               

          

  PECUC Goodwill Ambassador for the year 2019-21 announced

PECUC Goodwill Ambassador for child rights promotion announced

Bhoomika Cine Actress  Goodwill Ambassador for promotion of child rights and Anshika  Sports person to promote right to play  

PECUC is devoted for promotion and protection of rights of the children guided by the framework of United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). PECUC directly works with the children, to motivate children and strengthen their right to survival , development, protection & participation. In order to promote and strengthen the rights of children, PECUC has come up with the concept of the goodwill ambassador since 2010 to promote the rights of the children & build a child friendly environment. They will help to raise awareness of children’s rights such as right to education, safe places to play and learn and the impact of violence, bullying and poverty etc. The Goodwill Ambassador will be working towards promoting a child friendly environment through various actions & campaigns.

Eminent Actress  & 16 year old Bhoomika Dash has been announced as PECUC’s newest Goodwill Ambassador for promotion of child rights  for the year 2019-2021  & 14 year old  sports person Anshika Routray, as Goodwill Ambassador for  Promotion of Right of the Children to Play. It was declared on the occasion of   No Child Labour Day 30th April at Regional Science Centre, Bhubaneswar.

For this purpose a public announcement  ceremony was organized at Regional Science Centre, Bhubaneswar. Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, Eminent child rights Activist & Secretary PECUC, while giving brief on the purpose of Goodwill Ambassador Nomination, gave clarion call to all for working towards a child friendly Odisha & to end all sorts of violence on children. Ms. Anuradha Mohanty, Executive Director, PECUC, gave the Welcome address. Mrs. Adaramoni Boral, Chairman, PECUC chaired the programme, among others Anuradha Biswal, Olympian, Dr. Snehaprava Samantaray, Eminent Odishi Dancer & Director PECUC were present in this ceremony.

Akankhya Kabi, previous Goodwill Ambassador of PECUC presented the SASH to both the new Goodwill Ambassadors with all her good wishes.

‘It’s a huge honour to join as PECUC’s Goodwill Ambassador and I am looking forward to campaign for  promoting the rights of children, to end child labour, promote quality education for all, to end violence on children & to promote a conducive environment where the children can lead a dignified life  ” said Bhoomika.

‘Children like me need to play & that is their right, it’s a huge honour for me to join as a Goodwill Ambassador of PECUC & promote the theme,’ Said Anshika

 Ms Ratna Dash, Mr J.S.Mohanty, Ms Pratikhya Bohidar, Mr Panu Behera, Ms Sumitra Mohanty of PECUC facilitated the programme.

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Child Artiste Anjalideepa Satpathy got “Pilanka Akshaya Samman-2018

  Third day of 29th PECUC Sisumela Call for Respect, Safety and Dignity of all on the occasion of Inte

Third day of 29th PECUC Sisumela

Call for Respect, Safety and Dignity of all on the occasion of International Day of Tolerance

  2nd day PECUC Sisumela: A day dedicated to street & working Children

2nd day PECUC Sisumela: A day dedicated to street & working Children

  PECUC’s 29th Sisu Mela:Week Long Children Festival Inaugurated

PECUC’s 29th Sisu Mela:Week Long Children Festival Inaugurated

  National Consultation on Right of Children to Safe and Quality Education

National Consultation on Right of Children to Safe and Quality Education

  State level media workshop by Odisha Election Watch and ADR

State level media workshop  by Odisha Election Watch and ADR 

  State level media workshop by Odisha Election Watch and ADR

State level media workshop  by Odisha Election Watch and ADR 

  Efforts OF “ALIBHA “ Federation of women panchayat functionaries for a violence free & Women friendl

Bhubaneswar, 21/9/2018 ( Odisha Samachar )- : ALIBHA   Federation formed by women panchayat functionaries of Balianta & Bolagarh Block interacted with Media at Bhubaneswar . This workshop was organised by People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC)in collaboration with  The Hunger Project .The participants of this workshop were from the Women representatives of Balianta and Bolgarh Block of Khordha District , print and electronic media houses .The meeting was presided   by Ms Anuradha  Mohanty ,Executive Director, PECUC She gave emphasis on participation of women in the governance process  is need of the hour. Also She informed that PECUC is working with Elected women panchayat functionaries of 23 Panchayat and 223 women representatives of Balianta and Bologarh. She also informed that various trainings provided to the EWRs on finance management of Panchayat, Leadership building ,federation building  and Government schemes &programmes etc. to build their capacity & leadership. She informed that EWRs have solved 11 cases of violence against women, stopped 5 child marriage cases, linked people with various schemes of Govt & also have planted more than 1000 trees in their area.  Mrs. Rashmita Patra, President of AlIbha EWR federation of Blianta Block and Sarapanch of Benupur,  said she is continuously trying to make her panchayat alcohol free & violence free . Ms Babita Sahoo, Alibha-EWR federation  President & Sarapanch ,Bolgarh, discussed about the work of Alibha federation in stopping violence against women and also child marriage. . Dr  Meenakshi Panda, Director ,PECUC shared her thoughts & said that there is need of a supportive environment  & encouragement to women Panchayat functionaries so that they can also perform.

 The women representative also shared their success stories in the Workshop. The Naib Sarpanch Satyabhamapur ,MS sabitri sahu  shared that she could solved a domestic  violence case, Laxmipriya Sahoo  ward member of Bhainchua stopped a child marriage case , Bijayani Patra Ward member of Balianta solved a problem in her school as well as constructed a tube well in her area, Ward member of Puran Panchayat Swapna Bhoi send all the children of her ward to school and she also provided support to a poor cancer patient. The ward member of Puran panchayat , Shantilata Pradhan provided help and support to a Person with Disabilities (PWD). The ward member of Bhingarpur Gitanjali Das cited the problem of a poor people in getting Government sanctioned house. The ward member of Bolgarh Anjana Swain, who won in the unreserved seat told about the problem of people who are not included in any scheme of Government and she is trying hard to link them to get benefit. The Ward Member Puspalata Paikray  discussed about the solving of drinking water problem in her area. There are lots of success stories  &  challenges like this they shared . Media people also asked various queries and questions which was answered by the women panchayat functionaries. Mr Jyoti  Shankar  Mohanty, Programme Manger ,PECUC  Ms. Upama Mohanty and Bamadeva Jena  of PECUC  facilitated the workshop.`

  WOMEN PANCHAYAT FUNCTIONARIES INTERACT WITH MEDIA IN ODISHA CAPITAL
Bhubaneswar (21/9/2018): Alibha Federation formed by women panchayat functionaries of Balianta & Bolagarh Block interacted with media here on Friday.
This media interface workshop was organised by People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC) in collaboration with The Hunger Project. The participants of this workshop were from the women representatives of Balianta and Bolgarh blocks of Khordha district, print and electronic media houses.
Presiding the meeting, executive director, PECUC Anuradha Mohanty emphasised that participation of women in the governance process is need of the hour.
Mohanty informed that PECUC is working with elected women panchayat functionaries of 23 panchayats and 223 women representatives of Balianta and Bolagarh.
She said that various trainings are being imparted to the EWRs on finance management of panchayat, leadership building, federation building and government schemes and other programmes to build their capacity and leadership quality.
She further highlighted that EWRs have solved 11 cases of violence against women, stopped 5 child marriage cases, linked people with various schemes of government and planted more than 1000 trees in their area.
President of Alibha EWR Federation of Balianta block Rashmita Patra and sarpanch of Benupur Rashmita Patra said she is continuously trying to make her panchayat alcohol free & violence free.
Alibha-EWR Federation president and sarpanch of Bolgarh Babita Sahoo discussed about the work of Alibha Federation in stopping violence against women and also child marriage.
Director, PECUC Dr Meenakshi Panda shared her thoughts and said that there is need of a supportive environment and encouragement to women panchayat functionaries so that they can also perform. The women representative also shared their success stories and challenges of their localities. Naib sarpanch of Satyabhamapur Sabitri Sahu shared that she could solve a domestic violence case.
Similarly, ward member of Bhainchua Laxmipriya Sahoo has stopped a child marriage case, while ward member of Balianta Bijayani Patra solved a problem in her school and constructed a tube well in her area, Besides, ward member of Puran panchayat Swapna Bhoi stated that she has successfully sent all the children of her ward to school and provided support to a poor cancer patient.
Ward member of Puran panchayat Shantilata Pradhan provided help and support to a person with disability and ward member of Bhingarpur Gitanjali Das cited the problem of a poor people in getting government sanctioned house.
Apart from them, ward member of Bolgarh Anjana Swain, who won in the unreserved seat told about the problem of people who are not included in any scheme of government and said that she is striving hard to link them to get benefit.
Ward member Puspalata Paikray discussed about the solving of drinking water problem in her area.
Media persons also asked various queries and questions which was answered by the women panchayat functionaries.
Programme manager, PECUC Jyoti Shankar Mohanty, Upama Mohanty and Bamadeva Jena of PECUC facilitated the workshop.` .
  ହିଂସା ଓ ନିଶାମୁକ୍ତ ପଞ୍ଚାୟତ

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 ।  

  19 girls receive education materials under Masoom programme

19 girls receive education materials under Masoom programme

 

Bhubaneswar, 13/9/2018 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhishek Mohanty )- : As many as 19 girls received education materials under Masoom, a Support a child programme initiated by PECUC in collaboration with Rotary Club of Heritage, Bhubaneswar.

 

The distribution event was held at Government Girls’ High School, Unit-6 here on Wednesday.

 

Headmistress of the school Nirupa Behera, executive director of PECUC Anuradha Mohanty, Rtn B. B. Samant, Rtn Dibya Ranjan Dash, Rtn P Srinibas, Rtn B K Sahoo graced the programme and encouraged children.

 

All the guests advised the children to focus on their dream and also for planting trees for environmental protection.

 

The programme ended with vote of thanks by Panu Behera from PECUC.

  District Level workshop on Violence Against women

District Level workshop on Violence Against women

One-third of women in the world are victims of violence. In India, a woman is raped in every 14 minutes, sexually abused in every 7 minutes & in every 4 minutes we witness violence against a woman. About 42% of women in the state of Odisha face physical or sexual violence. 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. The 16 Days Activism is an International Campaign that started in 1991. Since then, over 5,179 groups 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. People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC) a leading organization in the state collaboration with The Hunger Project    organized this “16 days of Activism” from 3rd December to 9th December 2017 on Violence against Women. This weeklong event launched a mobile van campaign at Balianta and Bolagarh Block of Khordha 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 by PECUC in collaboration with The Hunger Project on 9th Dec. Prof. Adaramani Boral, Chairperson, PECUC chaired the meeting and Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, Secretary PECUC   said,”PECUC is taking initiative at different levels to address the issues to protect women from violence and abuses”.Esteemed Guest, Mr. Manas Ranjan Samal, Sub-Collerctor, Bhubaneswar  addressed the gathering that the domestic violence issues can be solved by creating awareness among all sections of people. Mr. Ashok Dash (Spl Secretary, State Election Commission), Member Women Commission Ms. Snehanjali Mohanty, Mrs. Rasmiprava Mishra (DV Protection officer) Khordha Dist, 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. Mrs. Anuradha Mohanty, Executive Director gave welcome address and shared the objective of the workshop and weeklong campaign.

 

In this campaign more than 100 women PRI’s, SHG leaders participated and shared views on  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. Mrs. Ratna Dash,traesurer PECUC gave vote of thanks and the programme was facilitated by PECUC team Member  Mr. Jyoti Sankar Mohanty, Pulak Mishra, Upama Mohanty, Bamadeva Jena and Chinmayee Pattanayak.

  World day for prevention of child abuse Observed Walk against Child Labour in Bhubaneswar City

19th November is being observed as the   “World day for prevention of child abuse” all over the world.  Theme for this year:- “ Prevention of Violence against Children and Youth”.

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.

Atleast 3 of every 4 of the world’s children have experienced violence .Child labour is one of the worst forms of violence against children. The ILO’s Statistical Information and Monitoring Program on Child Labor recently estimated that 211 million children, or 18 % of children aged 5-14, are economically active worldwide. 60% of these working children live in Asia, and 23% live in sub-Saharan Africa. Most economically active children are employed in agriculture.

Child labor not only negatively affects a child’s health, but it also negatively impacts his/her ability to receive schooling and perform academically. When children are forced by their families to work, they no longer have the time to attend school. Though there are a significant number of children who go to school and work, the work may negatively impact their studies, told by many eminent dignitaries while addressing a programme held here today to mark the occasion.

 To mark the occasion   a “ Walk against child labour” , Fro Ram Mandir to Lower PMG and  Signature campaign and Human chain at Master Canteen Square  were  organized by People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC) a leading child right organization in collaboration with   the Labour Directorate, Govt. Of Odisha.   Inaugurating the walk and signature campaign Mr. Susanta Singh ,Minister of State ,Labour and Employees, State Insurance said that 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 of Odisha is taking up various steps for development of children .However we all need to work together .Massive awareness required to eliminate child labour he emphasized. Mr. Ananata Narayan  Jena , Mayor , Bhubaneswar Muncipal Corporation   and Sj. Ashwini Das, Former Labour Commissioner  emphasized on coordination and Convergence between different departments and key stake holders,.

 While speaking on the occasion Eminent Journalist Mr. Pradosh Pattnaik , Ms, Sulata Deo , Former  Chairperson Social welfare Board , Film Producer and Director , Santosh Panda, Mr. Debasis Sit , Corporator , Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohanty Secretary , PECUC , Mrs. Anuradha Mohanty , Executive Director  , PECUC stressed that  it is our responsibility to aware people about not to engage children as child labour which destroy their childhood . It is the responsibility of the elders to give them safe child hood. Mr. B.B . Acharya from State Labour Institute  gave vote of thanks., A large number of youth from NSS, Utkal University , Ekamra college  , NIIS College  , BJB college and  member of women groups and youth volunteers participated in the programme.

Ms. Jyotirmayee Mohapatra and Mr. Jyotisankar Mohanty, Mr. Pulak Mishra  facilitated the programme.

This year the 19th November is connected with the SDG target 16.2 (End abuse, Exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of Children) and also with the Universal Children’s day on 20th November to speed up local, National and international event for better prevention and protection measures and elimination of violence and abuse against Children and Youth around the world by 2030.

  PECUC’s weeklong 28th Sisu Mela Inaugurated, Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Children must dream to become great man during early stage of their lives and to fulfil 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 28th year Sisu Mela (Children festival week) of People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC) , a leading socio-cultural organization at Bhubaneswar begun at Ekarma Hat , Bhubaneswar. On Tuesday evening, while inaugurating the weeklong festival of PECUC they encouraged the children and emphasized that children must see the dream and accordingly they should engage themselves to achieve those. They said 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. Addressing the children festival Dr. Debasis Panigrahi ,IPS, Director Vigilance told that parents have the responsibility to give life skill education to the children so that they fight against any odd towards success. Safe and happy childhood leads to good personality and boosting the inner quality of the children in future emphasized by Sj. Soumya Ranjan Pattnaik , Editor, Sambad & Mr. Pattnaik also point out to ensure safe child and happy childhoods for all children is the primary responsibility of parents and Govt . Sj Nirmal Chandra Mishra , Collector, Khordha emphasized that children must respect their parents as well as their birthplace & mother tongue. SJ Sachin Ramchandra Yadav ,IAS, Labour Commissioner said that it is the responsibility of all the elders to ensure smiling on the face of all children. Sj. Pradosh Pattnaik, President, PECUC sisu mela committee presided the inaugural function.Amongst others Mr. Sahadev Sahu , Former Chief Secretary Govt Of Odisha , Mrs. Kasturi Mohapatra (Chairperson of Odisha State Commission for protection of child Rights, Mr. Laxmi Narayan Nanda ,Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF ,Mrs. Ruby Rout , Country Director, Adoptions Centrum, Mrs Adaramani Boral, Chairman, PECUC , Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohanty , Secretary ,PECUC , Ms. Nikita Mishra and Ms. Akankshya Kabi goodwill ambassador for promotion of child rights , Cine artist Mr. Aryan Dash Kumar , Actress Bhumika Das , Labanya Das discussed different aspects. Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohanty , Secretary ,PECUC gave a brief introduction to the weeklong festival. Smt.Anuradha Mohanty, Executive Director, PECUC extended vote of thanks followed by cultural program by children of culture department , Govt of Odisha under the direction Snehaprava Samantray , Chorus Unit -6 Govt girl’s high school , Sunrise public school , Royal Public school , Vicky dance group , Sarala Dance academy , Nrutya Upasanapitha and orchestra under the direction of Bhramarabara Dalei. The program was conducted by Ratna Dash , Jyotirmayee Mohapatra , Jyotisankar Mohanty , Srinibash Ghatuary, Ganeswar Singh , Monika Das of PECUC .
The festival will continue until 20 th Nov.

  Seminar on Preservation of Environment at Keonjhar

Urgent action is needed to tackle the Environmental   related issues and for preservation of Environment.  We need to intensify and accelerate action to  save energy, save water, Save our mother earth and preserve Environment.  And we need to do it by  our self as well as  together. These were viewed by eminent dignitaries in a two days Seminar  on “Environmental Preservation” organized by People’s Cultural Center(PECUC)  ,a leading civil society  organization of Odisha in association with Vishwa Yuvak Kendra, New Delhi  at Extension Training Centre ,Keonjhar .

            Purnachandra Mishra , Sub collector Keonjhar  inaugurated the seminar. Inagurating the seminar the sub collector said that “at the time when global warming is an important issue in the world organising such types of seminar really appreciable. It will help to preserve the valuable forest and environment to get relief from global warming issue.

            Dr. Banabihari Mishra, expert member district level environment impact appraisal committee narrated detail about the causes and remedies of global warming issue that grip whole world now days. He also appeal the youths to come forward to fight back the situation with adopting small small practices in their house and society and to aware the remedies among others in their house and society.

Er Ripu Kumar Sahu, environment engineer,State Polution control board ,Keonjhar narrated all about the causes of environment degradation and its remedies, He also narrated the different government policies and laws implemented to protect the environment.

Giving opening remarks on the the second day Mr. Nrusingha charan Swain,Project Director,DRDA,that we need to effectively manage our natural resources in a sustainable maner ,other wise it will be create disastrous situation in future even if it will be difficult to take breath.  Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohanty Secretary chaired the session. Rajeev Nirmal, program officer of Viswa Yubak Kendra gave introductory remarks. Amongst others Prof Balaram panigrahi, HOD,Soil and conservation engineering department,OUAT, Dr Umashankar Nayak, senior scientist, Regional research training and transfer system,bhadrak, Dr sanjaya kumar mohanty, senior scientist, KVK,Balasore, DR Gayadhara Shial, forestry expert, KVK, Social activists, Academicians, CSO functionaries , Representatives of NSS of different colleges and ECO SAVERS youth network spoke on the occasion. Jyotirmayee Mohapatra, Program Manager, PECUC gave vote of thanks in the meeting.

  Child marriage rampant in high women literacy dists'

A three day long convention to end violence against children organised by Odisha Alliance for child rights and National Action and coordination group in association with the Odisha State Commission for Protection of child rights 

  Odisha: Three days long Convention on Ending Violence against Children concluded,

Bhubaneswar: The three day long convention on Ending Violence against children at Bhubaneswar organised by Odisha
Alliance for Child Rights and National Action and Coordination Group to end violence against children in partnership with
Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights , came to an end with children and adults sharing their
observations , hopes , aspiration and concerns before a larger media .
Over the last three days children and adults had worked closely on issues that affect children the most like , child protection ,
child marriage , Child trafficking , child labour , migration, children children safety in educational institution .They also
discussed on the safety and security of children in disaster situation .
Children by their natural physiological and social position are high on the vulnerability factor.Even during regular times their
dependency on others and the instinct to be influenced by others heightens this vulnerability , children observed in their
consultation . This confirms the fact that the vulnerability of children is much higher in a disaster situation, be it natural or
man made .
While discussing on the issue of child marriage in the state which was affecting lives of children at large , it was learned that
the matter of child marriage in Odisha was least discussed .Many communities practice child marriage soon after the girl
child attains puberty .Further it has been a higher concern in district with high women illiteracy .
As a result of consultation both adults and children came up with their well documented recommendations which were
shared before the invited guests . Children , in their recommendations had pointed out the challenges of reaching of the
benefits of government schemes to the grassroots in addition to the lack of accessibility to children even when they reach
the point of implementation .They had observed that there was a need by the system to see that the provisions were
reaching the children . Promotion of 1098 , the phone number of ChildLine be made more extensive by creating awareness
on the service at the anganwadi & school level , they felt . While child labours were rescued from different places , the
system had no adequate space & provision to rehabilitate them properly .This was the reason why children return to become
child labour .They suggested for opening centres for rehabilitation at district level with support to be there with the children till
they were in the development process without compromising their childhood opportunities .Children came up with
suggestion that there was a need of opening of child protection committee at the village level with children being must
members in them .
Efforts of children and adults working together in realising a greater reality was appreciated by all including the guests on the
dais .Addressing the valedictory session Sj. Subash Singh ,Chairman, Building and Construction workers welfare board
emphasised on the spending of MP ,MLA Lad fund for building school infrastructure.
The valedictory function was presided by Ranjan Mumar Mohanty ,Chairman,Odisha Alliance for child Rights and addressed
by Dr. Chiranjeev Kakoty,Cairmaan,NACG-EVAC, Sj.Prasanth Reddy,IAS,Director,Social welfare,Women and children
Development Department,Mr.Chudamani Seth,IAS,Director, Elementary Education. Usharani Behera moved vote of thanks.

  The 12th State Level Convention of Odisha Election

 

Press Release

The 12th State Level Convention of Odisha Election held on 4th September 2016 at IDCOL House Auditorium, Bhubaneswar in collaboration with National Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms. This year’s Focal Theme for discussion was “Transparency in Finances of Political Parties & panchayat election 2017 issues & concerns”. In the inaugural session, Sj. Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, Coordinator, Odisha Election Watch, welcomed the guests and said that Odisha Electon Watch has evolved as a strong network that aims at further promoting free and fair election. Sj. Ananta Charan Nayak, IAS, Addl. CEO-cum-Addl. Secretary, Home (elections) dept. highlighted on the active participation of all stakeholders to ensure free and fair election. Sj. Rabindra Nath Sahu, OAS, Secretary State Election Commission said that voters must exercise their right to vote and participate in the democratic process. Prof. Trilochan Sastry,Founder  Trustee of Association of Democratic reforms  says “He who plays the piper decides the tune. If the donors to parties are unknown, details of those controlling the functioning of such parties is also unknown, which is very worrying. If the parties claim to be doing public service by contesting elections, it is very worrying that 80% of their funds is unknown. It is not a very healthy state of affair when the parties’ finances are not in public domain.” Sj. Sahadev Sahoo, IAS (Retd), Ex-Chief Secretary and core team member (OEW) emphasized on more turn over in ethical voting and increased youth participation in the voting process that can bring about a great difference. Sj. Khyamakar Swain gave the vote of thanks in the inaugural session.

In the first technical session, Transparency in finances of political parties was chaired by Sj. Dillip Bisoi, Senior Journalist. In the panel, Prof. Surya Narayan Mishra, core team member (OEW) gave emphasis on youth participation to ensure transparent governance and reduce the number of political parties. Sj. Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Ex-MP, Editor-Sambad, and President, Aama Odisha, said that mass psychology has to be changed and election campaign days have to be reduced. Sj. Panchanan Kanungo, Former Finance Minister said that panchayat election should be free from involvement of any political parties and elections should be purely state-funded to check corruption. Sj. Sameer Mohanty, Vice-President, BJP, said that political parties should have inner party democracy. Capt. Dibya Shankar Mishra, MLA and Spokesperson, BJD highlighted on the importance of information dissemination at grass root level and the youths should take the forefront in the political process. Prof. Kailash Chandra Acharya, Chief Spokesperson, INC. Odisha said that all the elections should be held in the same period to dual expenditure. Sj. Santosh Das, State Secretariat Member, CPI (M) said that all political parties should be transparent in terms of public fund utilization and declare the same in the public domain. Sj. Baishnav Charan Parida, Ex-MP, BJD, said that political parties are accountable to public, hence, they must adopt to the ethical election process. Sj. Souribandu Kar, State Secretariat member, CPI said that state funding is highly necessary to check corruption. In addition, he highlighted the importance of auditing these election funds for further transparency.

In the second panel, themed Panchayat elections and role of civil society organizations, under the chairmanship of Sj. Baikuntha Panigrahi, Ex-DDG, Doordarshan, Mrs. Chandana Das, Head-CWS, Sj. Sudarshan Das, Agami Odisha, Sj. Biswajit Padhi, Srusti-Nuapada gave valuable suggestions to take the campaign ahead. The afternoon session was themed on Free and fair Panchayat elections 2017-Issues and concerns, held under the chairmanship of Sj. Hrudaya Ballav Das, Former Judge. Sj. Sanjeev Hota, IAS (Retd), Former State election commissioner, Odisha, said that people have interest in Panchayat election, because they have easy access to the elected members. He also said that emphasis should be led on awareness of voters as well as political parties on the election process and procedures. Among others, Sj. Ganeswar Behera, Former minister, INC-Odisha, Sj. Sashi Bhusan Behera, MLA, Spokesperson, BJD, Sj. Sajjan Sharma, Chief spokesperson, BJP, Sj. Tejaswar Parida, BJD, Mrs. Tapasi Praharaj, State Committee member, CPI (M), Sj. Ramakrushna Panda, State Committee member, CPI all emphasized free and fair elections in the panchayats can only be possible with voters awareness and participation in huge numbers. 

  Conservation & management of Water Resource is essential – Opinion by different Eminent Personalitie

Conservation & management of Water Resource is essential – Opinion by different Eminent Personalities in the state level workshop of Eco-savers Youth Network and PECUC

Bhubaneswar – 30th July 2016: Water conservation is essential for our future generation, Sj Pradeep Jena, IAS, Principal Secretary of Water Resource Department, Govt of Odisha told in the today’s state level workshop.

A statelevel workshop on “Water Resource Management- save water & save live” is organized by People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC) with the support of Adoptions Centrum in collaboration with ECOSAVERS Youth Network at Redcross Bhawan, Bhubaneswar.  Sj Pradeep Jena, Senior administrator & Chief Guest advised the youths for proper use and management water which can help conservation of water. Odisha have 11% of water out of total water in India. But it is unfortunate that the people of Odisha still suffer water deficiency. Efforts must be from both Government and private level for prioritizing water conservation.

Sj Dillip Kumar Routray, Joint secretary, Govt of Odisha told that mass awareness is required for water conservation and proper utilization. Youths must act as change maker for a green and healthy world. Adoptions Centrum Country Director Mrs. Rubi Rout told that we are misusing the water used in our home. In this regard, it is essential to reuse the waste water. Among others, participating in the discussion, Dr Rajendra Prasad Mishra, Expert and Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, Secretary, PECUC told that efforts and steps must be taken from every level to stop misuse of water and conserve water to ensure a safe and healthy life. Mrs. Anuradha Mohanty, Executive Director of PECUC coordinated the workshop. Among others, Mr. Jyoti Shankar Mohanty and Ms. Jyoti Mohapatra of PECUC managed the programme. 75 youth representatives from ECOSAVERS Youth Network members from different districts of State participated in the workshop.

 

 

 

  Labour Minister calls for Child Labour free Bhubaneswar City

Labour Minister calls for Child Labour free Bhubaneswar City “Together we all should work and join hand to end child labour in Bhubaneswar city”, was the message given by Sj. Prafulla Kumar Mallick, Minister Labour and ESI, Steel and Mines, Odisha. While inaugurating a signature campaign through a pledging banner on the occasion of World Day against Child Labour today, Mr. Mallick gave this message to the public by writing this message. The program was organized by People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC) in cooperation with Odisha Alliance for Child Rights, Rotary Club of Heritage Bhubaneswar, and National Action on Coordination group to end violence against children. Amongst others, Bhubaneswar Mayor Sj. Ananta Narayan Jena, Sj. Priyadarshi Mishra, MLA, Ms. Rajalaxmi Das, Ms. Sandhyabati Pradhan, Members, Odisha State Commission for Child Rights, Snehanjali Mohanty, Member, Odisha state commission for women, Olympiad Anuradha Biswal, Rtn Debabrata Panigrahi, many other celebrities joined the program. In pledge banner in which it was mentioned that “I do hereby pledge that I shall not employ any child in my home, office, establishment and worksite. I shall make all efforts to eliminate child labour,” signed by hundreds of people from different works of lives. On this occasion, Mr. Priyadarshi Mishra flagged off the “Walk for Children”, a mini walkathon. This walkathon was participated by a large number of youths. Hundreds of children participated in a special event titled as “Children Together against Child Labour” in which the children showed “red card” to child labour. Colourful cultural programs performed by children to create awareness against employment of children. “This year world day against child labour focuses on eliminating child labour in supply chains and it requires the commitment of governments, workers and employer’s organizations and enterprises themselves”, told by Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, Secretary, PECUC and Chairman, Odisha Alliance for Child Rights. “The world day is an opportunity to shine a light on what can be done to keep child labour out of supply chains”, he added.

  PECUC at Rahagiri

PECUC at Rahagiri

  PECUC celebrated International Family Day on 15th May 2016 at rahagiri.

PECUC celebrated International Family Day on 15th May 2016 at rahagiri.

  Rahagiri By PECUC-Red card to child labour

PECUC at Rahagiri-Red card by child labour-Dance Workshop for children-Theme of the programme was care for change. Many children showed their inner talents at "children corners-show your talent". Children were fully mesmerised into the paintings, games and other activities organised by PECUC & Rotary Club of Heritage Bhubaneswar

  World Day against Child labour observed- Quality Education and Awareness can bring change

World Day against Child labour observed- Quality Education and Awareness can bring change Date. 12th June, 2015, Bhubaneswar A large number of children still are engaged in labour. Children are not meant to be labourers. This takes away their childhood. Every child must be stopped from stepping in to any form of labour – this is hazardous for any child, anywhere. It is every child’s right not to be a labourer. “We often come across child labour incidents in television and news papers which are only tip of the iceberg many more remains unreported. The number of child labour in the state is much higher than the statistical data we have. Complete elimination of child labour is only possible by understanding the situation of a child in which a she/he pushed to became a child labour and addressing the issue through appropriate means” opined by Sri Arun Kumar Sahoo, Minister, Panchayatiraj & Law, Government of Odisha. On the eve of World Day against child Labour People’s Cultural centre (PECUC),a leading civil society organisation, National Centre for Child Rights (NCCR) organised a Public Discourse on “Elimination of Child Labour Through Quality Education-Reality, Challenges & Prospects” at Jayadev Bhawan, Bhubaneswar in cooperation with TdH(G) and AEI. Education can be prerequisite for eliminating child labour opined by Sj. Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, secretary, PECUC and Chairman, NCCR while sharing the purpose and introductory note. He also focused although the number of child labour is reducing but in a slow pace. The reduction rate is 2.2% per year only. Sj. Mahendra Kumar Mallick, State Project Director, OPEPA briefed the audience about various government interventions to reduce child labour and to increase attendance. Mrs. Rajalaxmi Das, Member, OSCPCR said OSCPCR has important role in rescuing and rehabilitating child labours in the state and also monitoring schools for 100% enrolment upto age of 14. Mr. P.K Mohapatra, Assistant labour Commissioner focused on convergence among different stakeholders highly required to end child labour.Eminent Trade Unionist Mr. Souribandhu Kar, said there is a need of legislation to complete ban on child labour along with budget allocation. He also focused for appointment of trained and equally remunerated teachers to ensure quality education. Dr. Debiprasanna Pattnaik gave importance on mother tongue education from childhood to ensure quality learning of a child. Prof. Adaramani, Boral, Chairperson, PECUC said each and every citizen need to be responsible enough for elimination of child labour from our society. The technical session chaired by Prof. Prabir Pattnaik on a note the child labour situation can be changed if parents and duty bearers act sensitively. In this session experiences on eliminating child labour and quality education shared by Mrs. Anuradha Mohanty, PECUC; Sj. P.K Mohapatra, ALC; Mr. Sribachha Patel, OPEPA, Usharani Behera, BGVS, Pratap Chandra Swain, HM & Bijay Kumar Pradhan SMC Memnber, Bangdagaon primary school. Amongst other panellist Dr. Bijay Ku. Bohidar; Prof. Shribatsa L. Jena, former Director, SCERT; Dr. Bikash Das, Advocate spoke on the issues promoting social protection measures to encourage school attendance; fostering safe and quality learning environment - challenges and prospects and ensuring coherence and enforcement of laws on child labour and school attendance. More than three hundred participants from NSS Volunteers & Programme Officers from Utkal University and +2 council , PRI Members, Educationists, civil society group members, teachers, academics, trade unionist, media etc participated in the programme. Ms. Jyoti Mohapatra, Sunanda Biswal from PECUC extended vote of thanks. Mr. Jyoti Mohanty , G.Singh, Anisha Mitra, Jayashree Moharana from PECUC supported in organising the programme

  World Aids Day

World Aids Day

  Walkathon child right-Signature Campaign

Walkathon child right-Signature Campaign

  Observation of the International day for Older person

Observation of the International day for older person Date 1.10.2015: The older people above 60 years of age and there percentage will increase up to 21.5% in the world by 2050. At present, the population of older people more than 60 years in the world is 901 million and by 2030 it is expected to rise by 1.4 billion. 16.5% of older people population of the world will live in developed countries. By 2050, it will be 2.1 billion. Nowadays, throughout the world people are moving to urban sector. Out of 10 people, 5 will be living in the urban areas by the end of 2030. It is being expected that by 2050 around 900 million older people who are at the age of more than 60 will reside in the urban areas. Every year International day of Older Persons is observed throughout the world on 1st October. The objective of this is day to create awareness, providing them security in the family and society, as a result of which they can get their rights and lead a life of dignity. Some of the important work contributed by older people is supporting family, volunteering, experience and knowledge sharing & upgrade the upcoming generations. Today, People’s cultural Centre [PECUC] along with Rotary Club of Heritage, Bhubaneswar, and SSB Hospital organized an eye check up camp at Johala village near Pahala. Mr B.K. Sahu, the Director of SSB hospital spoke how to take care of one's eyes and how important this is for any person. Also kitchen garden seeds and plants were distributed to them. Mrs. Anuradha Mohanty, Executive Director of PECUC said that, “The elderlies should not be treated as liabilities and different programmes can be carried out for bringing the older people into the mainstream of the society”. Sri.Dibyarajan Das, of Rotary Heritage said that, “older people are part of society and family therefore everyone should respect them.” In this programme more than 100 nos. of older men and women had participated.

  Workshop on Violence against Women was organized by PECUC in collaboration with The Hunger Project

An Workshop on Violence against Women was organized by PECUC in collaboration with The
Hunger Project on 4th Dec, where the Chief Guest, Mr Sashi Bhusan Behera, Honble MLA
flagged up the mobile campaign van and addressed the gatherings that the domestic violence
issues can be solved by creating awareness among all sections of people.Member Women
Commission Mrs Snigdha Panigrahi, Ms Snehanjali Mohanty , Mrs Rasmiprava Mishra ,[DV
Protection officer] Khordha Dist,Prof Adaramani Boral ,Chairman PECUC addressed the
gatherings and appreciated that the campaign van is going to villages where people can get
information and access the services to end violence against women. Also they spoke on DV
act ,Women commission role & protection officer role .
Mr.Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, Secretary PECUC chaired the session, and said,” PECUC is taking
initiative at different level to address the issues to protect women from violence and abuses.
Ms.Anuradha Mohanty, Executive Director gave welcome address and share the objective of
the workshop and weeklong campaign .
In this launching programme more than 100 women PRI’s, SHG leaders from Balianta &
Bhubaneswar Block participated and by putting messages on the signature banner on the
issues. Also handed over their demand notes to guests present on the occasion. The demands
are i.e. panchayat should be given adequate power giving birth certificate, marriage
certificate, caste certificate, death certificate etc; formation of prevention of Sexual
Harassment committee at panchayat level ; single/divorced women, unmarried girls/ widow’s
life should be protected; public hearing on Food Security Scheme should be with Panchayat;
every panchayat should have separate toilets for women; two-child norm at Panchayati Raj
system should be completely banned; panchayat office should be open from 10.00 am to 5.00
pm so that people can access services easily.
The programme was facilitated by PECUC team members Mr. Jyoti Sankar Mohanty, Panu
Behera, Upama Mohanty, Pradipta Beura, Pragyan Swain.

  Odisha Election Watch received National CSO Award 2015

Odisha Election Watch received National CSO Award 2015 from Election Commission of India

  Budget for children need to be increased in State Budget- Odisha Alliance for Child Rights

Budget for children need to be increased in State Budget- Odisha Alliance for Child Rights

In Odisha as per the recent census, children constitute 38.8% of total population. They represent not just Odisha’s future, but are integral to securing Odisha’s present. Yet development indicators continue to show slow progress towards securing their welfare and delivering their basic rights. Hence, it is important to both protect and increase expenditures to promote child rights viewed by the participants and speakers in the state consultation on ‘child budgeting’ today organised by Odisha Alliance for Child Rights(OACR), an alliance of child rights groups and networks at Red Cross Bhawan. While welcoming the decision of State Govt. to ask suggestions from public for the 2016-17 budget through website and SMS, Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, Chairman of Odisha Alliance for Child Rights told that there is still huge gap between the money needed to fulfill the rights of children in the State and money promise to the budget, and between allocation and actual expenditure, to incapacities in programme delivering mechanism. Mr.Surendra Sahoo, Senior Research Fellow, CYSD-OBAC gave a presentation on “Budget for Children in Odisha Context- Trend & Future Prospective”. While speaking on the occasion, Laxmi Narayan Nanda, Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF; Mrs. Rubby Rout, Adoption Centrum, Ashis Sarkar, CRY-Kolkata, Maitrayee Mondol , Save the Children; Debendra Kumar Swain, Aide-et- Actions focused on increase of investment for children in various sectors including child health, child development, child education and children in difficult circumstances. The participants also emphasized on allocation of finances for implementation of state plan of action for elimination of child labour, specialized health care system for new born at different level, more observation homes in the state, residential child care institutions at source and child care and learning centres at destination point to address the issues of children in migration, allocate adequate finances to implement the norms of Right of children to free and compulsory Education Act, child care institutions for children with disability etc. Amongst others Prakash Rath, Vice-Chairman, OACR from OLS, Kshyamakar Swain, Secretary, OVHA, Harihar Nayak, CCRP, Child representatives Puja Das, Santoshini Behera, Rosy Behera, Deepa Sahoo participated in the deliberation.

 

  District Media Workshop on Maternal-Neo-Natal Child Health, Bolangir, 27-8-15

District Media Workshop on Maternal-Neo-Natal Child Health, Bolangir, 27-8-15

  Electoral Reform for Elections to Panchayatiraj institutions need of the Hour 11 th State Conference

Electoral Reform for Elections to Panchayatiraj institutions need of the Hour
11 th State Conference of Odisha Election Watch held

 

Date-22nd July 2015     Venue-Red Cross Bhawan, Bhubaneswar

  District Media Workshop on Maternal-Neo-Natal Child Health-Boudh

District Media Workshop on Maternal-Neo-Natal Child Health-Boudh

Orgnised By- PECUC-NCCR

Supported By- UNICEF Odisha

Dae-3-06-2015 

 

  OBSERVATION OF WORLD EARTH DAY PRESS RELEASE

Organized by: People's Cultural Centre (PECUC) & SOS Children Village, Bhubaneswar

 

  National No Child Labour Day Press Release

Organised by: People’s Cultural Centre (PECUC)

                       &  Rotary Club of Bhubaneswar Heritage

  State Level CSO Workshop Press Release

Organised By: People's Cultural Centre (PECUC) and National Centre for Child Rights

Supported by: UNICEF Odisha

  EWR INTERFACE WORKSHOP WITH MEDIA

EWR INTERFACE WORKSHOP WITH MEDIA

  Observation of Green Consumer Day

On the occasion of Green consumer Day ECOSAVERS Youth Network, Bhubaneswar Unit   an initiative of people’s Cultural Centre  [PECUC] observed the day in collaboration with NSS wing IMS, Bhubaneswar, and Rotary Heritage of Bhubaneswar in IMS campus . 28th September is observed as the Green Consumer Day. On this day awareness is made to encourage purchasing only eco-friendly products which does not pollute the environment and makes you a Green Consumer.

  Consultation Workshop on Positive Parenting & Non-Violent Discipline in School Situations

Consultation Workshop on Positive Parenting & Non-Violent Discipline in School Situations

  Observation of World Day against Child labour

Observation of  World Day against Child labour

  Observation of World Day against Child labour

Observation of  World Day against Child labour

  Workshop on Rights of the Aged-4

Workshop on Rights of the Aged-4

  workshop on Rights of the Aged-2

workshop on Rights of the Aged-2

  workshop on Rights of the Aged

workshop on Rights of the Aged

  Consultation workshop on Child protection in Emergency8

Consultation workshop on Child protection in Emergency8

  Consultation workshop on Child protection in Emergency7

Consultation workshop on Child protection in Emergency7

  Consultation workshop on Child protection in Emergency6

Consultation workshop on Child protection in Emergency6

  Consultation workshop on Child protection in Emergency5

Consultation workshop on Child protection in Emergency5

  Consultation workshop on Child protection in Emergency4

Consultation workshop on Child protection in Emergency4

  Consultation workshop on Child protection in Emergency3

Consultation workshop on Child protection in Emergency3

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