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Utkal Divas on 1st April 2015

Like every year, the CSIR-IMMT Staff club had organized UTKAL DIVAS (ଓଡ଼ିଶା ଦିବସ) celebration on 1st April 2015, to commemorate the formation of the Odisha state which is the first State in the Indian Union to have been formed on linguistic basis, in 1936 on the same day. To grace the occasion, Padma Shri (Prof.) Debiprasanna Pattanaik, a linguist, a social scientist, an author and was invited to address the gathering. Dr.B.Bhoi and his team of students performed flawlessly “Bande utkala janani” song to invigorate the huge gathering. Dr.S.K.Biswal, invited the guest of honour and introduced him to the gathering, Shri P.S.R. Reddy, Scientist in charge have is presidential address and Shri S.K.Mishra (SIC Admin) gave his welcome address. Prof. Pattanaik highlighted the importance of language as well as being together. He also highlighted the weakness of today’s society with disjointed families in place of joint families. He concluded his mesmerizing speech wishing the institute luck and blessings in all its future endeavours. The guest of honour was felicitated by the organizers. The day concluded on a high note with Utkalia pana being served to all, to celebrate the occasion, which lifted the spirits of the huge gathering.

 
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