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Celebration of UTKAL DIVAS Day-2019 01st April 2019


Every financial year in CSIR-IMMT starts with a vibrant atmosphere due to “Utkal Diwas”, the Odisha state formation day on 1st April. Like earlier years, IMMT-Staff Club celebrated the Utkal Diwas of 2019 with great enthusiasm. Shri Trilochan Kanungo, an eminent educationist, economist and ex-member of parliament from Odisha was the Chief guest on this occasion. The event was started in the traditional way by the lightening of the lamp and recitation of Odisha state song, “Bande Utkala Janani”. The director of the institute, Prof. S. Basu welcomed all the staffs & guests present in the function and narrated the history of the first instance of formation of provinces (Orissa and Sindh) based on language before independence. Shri Santosh K. Mishra, Chief Scientist introduced the chief guest to the audience and informed the contributions of Shri Kanungo as a social worker and parliamentarian. Shri Kanungo highlighted the economic growth & social changes in Odisha since its formation. The program got over with the distribution of prizes to the winners of Rangoli & Jhoti competitions which were conducted on the eve of Utkal Diwas.