CUO Organizes Seminar on ‘Tradition of Sanskrit Kavyas’

CUO Organizes Seminar on ‘Tradition of Sanskrit Kavyas’
The Department of Sanskrit, Central University of Orissa, Koraput organized a Half-Day Seminar
lecture on “Tradition of Sanskrit Kavyas” at its Sunabeda campus on 13.09.2018. The programme
was inaugurated by Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor as Chief Guest. The
seminar lecture was delivered by Prof. Raghunath Panda, Retd. Professor & Head, P.G Department
of Sanskrit, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. Dr. Kumuda Prasad Acharya, Department In-Charge,
Department of Sanskrit delivered the welcome address.
Prof. Mohanty in his inaugural address congratulated students and faculty of Sanskrit Department
for organizing a successful half-day seminar lecture. He explained the glory of Sanskrit and
appealed the students to speak in Sanskrit and spread the language to others. He said “If
someone wants to know about India and Indian culture, he must know Sanskrit first. The conducts
of every human being purify, with the study of Sanskrit”. He also underlined teacher students
relationships of Indian and West.
Prof. Panda in his seminar lecture elaborated the relationship between the Western literature and
Indian literature with special reference to Sanskrit and emphasized the tradition of Kavyasashtra
and also gave an idea about the Kavyaprakasha of Mammata and Gitagovinda of Kavi Jayadeva.
He said “the Kavyas of Sanskrit are enrich in knowledge and it can give solutions of so many
unsolved problems of our society. We must respect our ancient tradition and we should widely
practice it for its better”. Speaking on the other Kavyas of Sanskrit Literature Prof. Panda
elaborated the glory of Naishadha, Kalidasa, Bharavi and Magha.
Dr. Kumuda Prasad Acharya, Lecturer, Dept. of Sanskrit presented a Paper on
Naishadhiyacharitam, and Dr. Birendra Kumar Sadangi, Lecturer, Dept. of Sanskrit presented a
paper on Kiratarjuna mahakavye Vidyamadhava comentri. Students also presented paper on
Sanskrit Kavyas.
Sushree Subhada Priyadarshini Rath and Sri Biswanath Chaudhury, students of the Department of
Sanskrit, compeered the programme. Dr. Birendra Kumar Sadangi, Lecturer, Dept. of Sanskrit
offered formal vote of thanks. Students, faculty and staff were present at large.

Why do Audience for your Blog are Important !

Dear Friends !

Your blog might exist but not in the minds of any other people but yourself. You need an audience – and you write your posts for that audience. Keep that in mind.

Some bloggers think blogging is about writing what the want to write about. And, sure you can do that. But if you want an audience, a successful blog , you have to think about your audience first – and all the time actually:

  • what would they want to read
  • where can you find them
  • how can you make them aware of your blog
  • what can you sell to them…

So Friends ! Start your Blog ( May be Micro Blogging like Facebook , Twitter etc) and also find suitable audience for your blog . Have Lots of Qualitative  Fun …

If you want to be a Good Journalist ….

Good Journalists learn how to produce great stories through trial and error. In the beginning, they would sometimes reach post-production and realize the story did not work.
 
It’s important to allow yourself to make these mistakes as a part of greater learning and over the time you’ll have a much easier time producing great stories .
Have great production Dear Friends ! .

Wonderful way to Donate ….

Nearly a century ago when floods ravaged Kerala, Mahatma Gandhi had termed the misery of the people as “unimaginable” and stepped in to mobilise over ₹6,000 to help them

Many had skipped a meal daily or given up milk to find money to contribute to relief fund mobilised by Gandhi

Source : The Hindu

Opinion : may we realise the importance of self made money even to give  others .

Mobocracy on Finger Tips ….

Data and facts, once so carefully mined, evaluated and presented by experts, can now come, unchecked, from anyone. And since mobocracy demands that the mob be placed above all else, there is simultaneously a debunking of traditional sources of information — institutions, scholars, journalists, media houses.

The electronic age made acquiring and dispensing information really easy: books, reports, maps, data and facts are just a keyboard click away. Knowledge has been democratised to an unprecedented degree.

The attempt to simplify everything to the point of infantilism is a peculiar disease of our times, and comes hand in hand with the deep suspicion of intellect and learning that we now see everywhere

Source ; The Hindu

My Opinion : We need to be careful while accepting Data and Information from unauthorised sources

 

 

Why is learning History Important for Children !

Dear Friends ! I was going through this wonderful article in The Hindu today . This describes importance of History in our life and why should it be learned from Childhood . Please read a portion of the long article that I have copied for all of us .

Here it goes :

The importance of history

Schooling adds a dimension to culture that we do not quite understand. As public institutions, schools carry many burdens the society is not always aware of. Government schools cope with bureaucratic norms and private schools cope with parental pressure to maintain heightened competition. The natural sciences bear the brunt of this pressure. For the growing middle class, including the vast multitude of first-generation educated, science and mathematics represent the golden route to high income jobs in medicine and engineering, including information technology. The social sciences and humanities do not figure in this landscape, yet they also suffer the consequences of the command that the entrance test culture wields over schools.

Although history has no place in the competitive culture of education, its importance in shaping the larger political ethos of the country remains undiminished. Children depend on adults to learn about the past, and that is what makes history the most challenging school subject. Ironically, poorly taught history matters even more than well-taught history, simply because when history does not arouse curiosity or impart the tools of analysis, it creates an emotional barrier for further inquiry.

Krishna Kumar is a former director of the NCERT

Could Excessive Mining in Koraput Region be dangerous !

The catastrophic monsoon floods in Kerala and parts of Karnataka have revived the debate on whether political expediency trumped science. Seven years ago, the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel issued recommendations for the preservation of the fragile western peninsular region. Madhav Gadgil, who chaired the Union Environment Ministry’s WGEEP, has said the recent havoc in Kerala is a consequence of short-sighted policy making.

The task before them is to initiate correctives to environmental policy decisions. This is not going to be easy, given the need to balance human development pressures with stronger protection of the Western Ghats ecology. The issue of allowing extractive industries such as quarrying and mining to operate is arguably the most contentious.

Source : The Hindu , Dt.25-8-18

My Opinion : On the basis of this reading I thought if we in the Eastern Ghat too were running towards such a disaster for the excessive mining of Bauxite ! Think and create  impact at policy level to allow nature to breath Life for longer time in Koraput ….

Kuldip Nayar passed away

Veteran journalist, columnist, political commentator and rights activist Kuldip Nayar died at 95 on Thursday. Journalists remembered the legendary Mr Nayar for his “fearless” reportage and how he fought for liberal values. He was among the first few journalists to be jailed during the Emergency in 1975.