Friday, October 2, 2015

Chandan Yatra in Odisha

Chandan Yatra, Puri, Odisha: Chandan Yatra also known as Gandhalepana yatra is the longest festival observed at Jagannath temple at Puri, India. Chandan Yatra is one such opportunity to engage lovingly in the service of the Lord. During this festival, to beat the blazing heat of the summer, the Lord’s body is anointed with sandalwood paste. Chandan Yatra meaning Sandalwood Voyage in Sanskrit, which continues for 42 days is observed in two parts: Bahara Chandana and Bhitara Chandana. 
This takes place in the month of Vaisaksha and continues for 42 days. But, generaly speaking and for the piligrims and visitors, it is a Festival of 21 day only. The first period known as "Bahar Chandan" or outer Chandan. During this period, the representative images of Rama, Krishna, Madanmohan, Laxmi and Biswadhatri at taken in a procession to Narendra tank. Also images of Siva from 5 Shiva Temples known as "Pancha Pandavas" accompany them in a Procession in the Narendra tank, the images play in well decorated boats and are worshipped. The second period of 21 days known as "Bhitar Chandana" is celebrated inside the Temple.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Naveen Patnaik felicitating Lokamohan Routray

Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik felicitating Lokamohan Routray, Lone odia member of Indian baseball team, for team performance in Teheran.

Odisha ranked 7th among states in Labour Reforms

Odisha has been ranked as 7th in Labour Reforms in India. This has been released in 'Implementation of Business Reforms Report, 2015' prepared by World Bank and CII recently. Minister, Still & Mines, Labour & ESI Sri Prafulla Kumar Mallik reacting on this success said it will build confidence in investors and attract investment to the state.
During a year period the Labour ESI Department has taken several positive measures for good service delivery and better citizen interface. The Composite Inspection Scheme introduced by the Department will help in timely inspection and preparation of transparent inspection scheduled. The industries and commercial establishments also will have a special scheme like Voluntary Compliance Scheme where inspection will be made once in three years. Likewise, one Common Application Form (CAF) which makes it easier for investors to obtain statutory clearance from different Departments through a single window system is introduced. Seven Act like Odisha Shops and Commercial Establishment Act, 1950, the Beedi & Cigar Workers Act-1996, Motor Transport Workers Act-1961, Contract Labour(R&A) Act-1970, Inter State Migrant Workmen (RE&CS) Act-1979, Building & other Construction Workers (RE&CS) Act-1996 and Industrial Employment Standing Order Act- 1946 have been brought under the Odisha Right to Public Services Act-2012 to ensure time bound registration, renewal and issue of licences.

Naveen Patnaik felicitating Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai for winning Google Science Fair

Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik felicitating Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai for winning Google Science Fair at Cali fornia, USA. Odisha's Lalita Prasida gets limelight after she has bagged an award at the Google Science Fair in the the 'Google Community Impact' sub category. The 13-year-old from Odisha was nominated in the Community Impact category which is for projects that make a difference in the innovator's community by addressing environmental, health and resource management issues.
Lalita, who is a Class 9 student in Delhi Public School, Damanjodi presented a project on a 'Low-cost bio absorbent', which aimed at cleaning through a simple and cost-effective way. She has developed a water purifier that works using waste corn cobs, which has won her an award of USD 10,000. Google Science Fair gives away a grand prize of USD 50,000 in scholarship. The competition received entries in 15 languages; there were 90 regional and 20 global finalists short listed.

Monday, September 21, 2015

9 Odisha kabaddi players died in road Accident

Nine kabaddi players died in a road mishap at Suarapali in Sundargarh district on Saturday. The accident took place when the mini-truck they were travelling in, lost its balance and fell down from a bridge. 21 people from Sendhapur were returning from Dhudi Gaon after playing a kabaddi match. Three people died at the spot while six passed away later during treatment. Odisha government has announced Rs.1 lakh ex-gratia to the family of those killed and the injured people will be treated at free of cost.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Odisha SSC Recruitment 2015 for Inspector of Supplies, Gram Panchayat Extension Officer, Progress Assistant , Statistical Investigators

Odisha Staff Selection Commission (OSSC) has communicated about through issuing an advertisement for hiring enthusiastic and passionate candidates to fill up the 225 vacant seats of Inspector of Supplies, Gram Panchayat Extension Officer, Progress Assistant , Statistical Investigator and Primary Investigator positions. Candidates may apply Online on or before 28th September, 2015
1. Inspector Of Supplies, Gram Panchayat Extension Officer, Progress Assistant = 196 Post
2. Statistical Investigator = 5 Post
3. Statistical Assistant = 18 Post
4. Primary Investigator = 6 Post
Qualification: Candidates wishing to apply against the latest vacancies should have done Graduation or Master Degree in relevant stream from recognized University Or Institutions.
Selection Procedure: The contestants who are going to participate under this recruitment procedure, they are to be notified that they shall have to face Preliminary Examination, Main Written Examination followed by Viva-Voce Test (interview).
How to Apply: Eligible and interested candidates should go through detail notification and applyon-line at official website which is on or before 28th September 2015
Last date: 28th September 2015.
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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha

Abdul Kalam Island: Odisha government in september 2015 renamed the wheeler island, the missile launching station of the Defence and Reasearch Development Organisation in the Bay of Bengal close to Dharma coast after former President Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam. Announcing the decision of the state government, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, the wheeler island had played a major role in the test fire of missiles and Dr Kalam has a major contribution in it. "Renaming the island as Abdul Kalam Island will inspire our youngsters to work dedicatedly for scientific research. It is a humble tribute to the People's President," said chief minister Naveen Patnaik while announcing renaming of the island. Naveen said the island assumes great significance in view of its strategic location. It has been used as the launching pad for India's missile defence system. Remembering Kalam's association with Odisha and the Island, Naveen said Kalam was working at Defence Research and Development Organization, Balasore for pretty long. "It was Biju Babu (Biju Patnaik), who allotted the historic Wheeler Island to the ministry of defence on the request of Dr Kalam in 1993," Naveen added.
About Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha:
  • Abdul Kalam Island (former Wheeler Island) is located approximately 10 kilometres off the Odisha coast on the Bay of Bengal. 
  • Abdul Kalam Island is about 2 kilometres in length and 390 acres, is considered as country's most advanced missile testing site.
  • Abdul Kalam Island is the missile test facility for most missiles of India; Akash Missiles, Agni Missiles, Astra Missile, BrahMos, Nirbhay, Prahaar Missile, Prithvi Missiles, Shaurya Missile, Advanced Air Defence (AAD), and Prithvi Air Defence. 
  • Access to the test facility is by ship, as there is no bridge or airport connecting the island to the mainland. There is a small helipad, but missile airframes and all supplies, construction materials and heavy equipment arrive by ship.