Serajuddin Mines organises 4-day Health camp
Keonjhar: A four-day health camp was organised by Serajuddin Mines at Nayagarh and Balada in two phases. Over 4,000 people from Nayagarh and Balada gram panchayats attended the camp. After check up of their health conditions, 104 persons were found having critical illnesses including diabetes, TB, eye impairment, heart problems and orthopaedic-related ailments. On the doctors’ advice, these patients were referred to the District Headquarters Hospital, Keonjhar and some private hospitals elsewhere. Free medicines worth Rs 7 lakh were distributed among the patients. The camps, inaugurated by Sarpanches of the respective GPs, were attended by 14 specialist doctors being assisted by 25 paramedical staffs. Keonjhar CDMO Dr BN Moharana appreciated the gesture of the company in proving health service to the people of eight villages free of cost.
Chilika Sahitya Samaj holds Visuba Milan
Banpur: “Our new generation should know the Odia language and be well aware of Odia literature and history,” said former Professor of Shanti Niketan Dr Niladri Bhusan Harichandan at a Visuba Milan function organised by the Chilika Sahitya Samaj at Balugaon on Sunday. Poets, educationists and other literary persons were present and wished each other on the occasion of the Odia New Year. President of the organisation Dr Dibyasingha Mishra chaired the meeting while Prof Ramakanta Nanda of Godavarish Mahavidyalaya spoke as the chief guest. As many as 25 poets participated in the Kabi Sammilani, which was coordinated by Gopinath Das.
G’pati student bags gold in NSO test
Paralakhemundi: Tara Srikanta Padhy, a 10th standard student of the Centurion Public School here, bagged a gold medal in the National Science Olympiad (NSO) competition in New Delhi. Padhy is the son of Gajapati district tourism officer Ramachandra Padhy and Santilata Padhy. Before this, he has got many prizes in district level and State level debate competitions. District sports officer Pravakar Tripathy, journalist Tarini Prasad Panda, Jagdish Panda and social worker Dillip Kumar Satpathy congratulated Padhy on the success.
Two women run over by train in Koraput
Koraput: Two women were killed after being hit by a speeding passenger train at Ambagaon near Damanjodi in Koraput district on Sunday. The incident took place when lubina Bhoi and Subhadra Bhoi were returning home from a nearby forest. They were crossing the rail track while local passenger train, DMU, coming from Visakhapatnam to Koraput ran over them. Irked over the incident, locals resorted to Rail Roko for over an hour. They demanded compensation for the deceased’s families.
Mega blood donation camp held at Sunabeda
Sunabeda (Koraput): The Sri Satya Sai Seva Samiti of Semiliguda in association with the District Voluntary Blood Donors’ and Motivators’ Forum organised a blood donation camp at Semiliguda on Saturday. The camp was inaugurated by district Seva Samiti coordinators Manmoth Rao and Kamala Kumari Dash in the presence of president of DBDMF Koraput G Sanjeev Kumar, Koraput and Jeypore Blood Bank officers Dr B Krishna Rao and Dr RK Mohanto. DBDMF secretary Dr Uma Sankar Prasad Patra initiated the campaign of “Joy of Giving” by enlisting himself as the first blood donor. A total of 138 persons, including more than 50 students, donated blood and 73 units of blood were collected by the Jeypore Blood Bank and 65 units by the Koraput Blood Bank technicians.