Bhubaneswar: Pragativadi will never deviate from the ideals of its founder Pradyumna Bal. This was aired by the participants during the celebration of his 87th birth anniversary.
The common refrain was that Pragativadi will forge ahead with the zeal and vigour as it has been doing in the past 47 years. This commitment will continue.
The birth anniversary of the great journalist and thinker, Pradyumna Bal, was celebrated without any fanfare on the premises of Pragativadi on Friday. The Pragativadi family celebrated the event in a low-key and the state-level function was abandoned due to Fani which devastated several parts of Odisha.
Senior journalist and Sub-Editor of Pragativadi, Santosh Kumar Dash presided over the function and said Pragativadi will keep up its impartiality and enliven the ideals of its founder.
The executive editor of the daily, Birupakshya Tripathy, said it’s a great journey of 47 years and thanked his colleagues for their effort in this direction. He dwelt at length how they could contribute their bit to march ahead with the principles of the founder.
Publisher of Pragativadi Siba Prasad Biswal discussed the contribution of Pallikabi Nanda Kishore Bal and founder of Pragativadi Pradyumna Bal towards the society particularly in the field of literature, culture, journalism and social service. Biswal urged everyone to work for the realization of the ideals of Pradyumna Bal.
Those who participated in the discussion were Santosh Kumar Dash, Dillip Kumar Sahu, Hara Prasad Das, Hara Prasad Mohapatra,Susanti Nayak,Khageswar Khandual,Tilottama Nayak,Gopabandhu Nayak, Umakant Basantray, Gurupada Nath, Manas Ranjan Padhi,Ashok Sahu and Hemant Kumar Jena.
The Cuttack Bureau Chief Pradip Sahu presented the vote of thanks.
Among those present in the occasion were CFO Ramakant Samantray, news-coordinator Kailash Chandra Parida, coordinator of Feature department Shashi Bhushan Sahu and public relation officer Jagannath Padhi.