Children & Voice for Social Justice

“We can’t be afraid of our students’ power. Their power will help them make tomorrow better.”–educator Sydney Chaffee. For this , Students had to have practice and School should be the Place for such a Practice , she added in TED Talks that I heard today .

Kofi Annan Breathed His Last

Sri Kofi Annan , former UN Secretary General breathed his last today .He can be understood from his quotes .While praying for his noble soul to rest in peace , I would like to share this wonderful quote from his writings :
People of different religions and cultures live side by side in almost every part of the world, and most of us have overlapping identities which unite us with very different groups. We can love what we are, without hating what – and who – we are not. We can thrive in our own tradition, even as we learn from others, and come to respect their teachings.
Kofi Annan

Special Lecture on Contemporary Issues in Gender and Development at CUO , Koraput

CUO, organised a Special Lecture on
Contemporary Issues in Gender and Development

The Department of Sociology, Central University of Orissa, Koraput organized a Special Lecture on ‘Contemporary Issues in Gender and Development’ at its Sunabeda campus on 09.08.2018. On this occasion Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor inaugurated the seminar as Guest of honour. Prof. Aparna Rayaprol, Professor of Sociology, University of Hyderabad delivered the Special Lecture. Dr. Kapila Khemundu, Head I/C, Department of Sociology, CUO, Koraput delivered the welcome address.

On this occasion Prof. Mohanty and Prof. Rayparol inaugurated the book ‘Social Capital and Biodiversity’ written by Dr. Aditya Keshari Mishra, Faculty Member, Department of Sociology, CUO. Prof. Mohanty congratulated Dr. Mishra for his achievement and motivated other faculty members to engage themselves in such publication work apart from their regular activities.

Prof. Mohanty in his inaugural address highlighted the gender issues as one of the prime barriers for development. He said “any discipline should focus on all round development of personality and how to become employable. All disciplines should be informed by the notion of gender. Disciplinary boundaries must be crossed”. He urged the students to create gender awareness among all to create a healthy society.

In her lecture, Prof. Rayaprol broadly focused on the nature of the progress of development studies from the perspective of gender. She emphasizes on education, work/employment, health and the nature of globalization with a focus on gender in national and global contexts. She highlights the gender division of labour. She said “gender is not something to see separately while talking about development”.

Dr. Aditya Keshari Mishra, Faculty Member, Department of Sociology, gave a brief idea about the book. He mentioned that the book can serve as a comprehensive reference book for the post-graduate and research scholars and it covers several significant themes on environmental studies.

Mr. Niranjan Majhi, student of sociology proposed a formal vote of thanks. Ms. Kajol Bagh, student of sociology compeered the programme. Along with Dr. Sagarika Mishra, Lecture, Department of Sociology, students, scholars, faculty members and staff of the CUO were present on the occasion.

ଆଜି ପୁସ୍ତକ ପ୍ରେମୀ ଦିବସ

ଆଜି ପୁସ୍ତକ ପ୍ରେମୀ ଦିବସ । କ୍ଲିକ କରନ୍ତୁ ଓ ଶୁଣନ୍ତୁ

Build Confidence by Regular Self Development

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Changing Contours of English Studies Panel Discussion at the Dept. of English, Central University of Orissa at Koraput

The Department of English Language and Literature, Central University of Orissa organised a panel discussion on the topic “Changing Contours of English Studies” on 07th August 2018. It was carried out by Professor Sachidananda Mohanty, hon’ble Vice-chancellor of the CUO who has a permanent position at the Univ of Hyderabad as a Professor of English, and Professor Manju Jaidka of Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Workshop by CUO , Koraput

New species found in India

Good News
As many as 539 new species of plants and animals were discovered by scientists and taxonomists in India in 2017 .It’s a big plus for Biodiversity of the country ..
Source : The Hindu Dt.6-6-18
Koraputonline says : The report speaks about the findings of Western Ghats and Himalayas .Don’t know if any research was done in the Eastern Ghats including the Deomali range .Hope researchers would pay attention towards this possibility next time .

On a Bicycle to Amarnath as Gratitude to Jawans of Defence Force

He is Maddi Dandasi , selling Tea and Idlies on the roadside in front of Main Post office , Koraput .Few days back while watching a programme on Indian Defence Force guarding the boarders in the chilling atmosphere of Himalayas , his heart filled with gratitude for their heroic service .With such a realisation he has now planning to go to Amarnath from Koraput on a bicycle to spread awareness on the Heroic Act by Indian Defence Force .He asked me this evening to share the road map for his journey from Google .He had already made an expedition on bicycle to Sabarimala in Kerala last year .I was deeply impressed with his patriotism .Salute to Dandasi .