Pabitra Maharatha


When the market is flooded with entertaining songs, for the first time, a CD of purely patriotic songs was released on Sunday morning in Orissa Boy Scout and Guides’ auditorium at Bhubaneswar.

ORISSA MATTERS chief Subhas Chandra Pattanayak released the CD. Only patriotic songs can wake up India to her self-rescue from the labyrinth of current capitalistic anarchy, he said while recalling how patriotic songs had contributed to India’s freedom movement.

Eminent orator and editor of Subartta Pradyumna Satpathy was the chief speaker. He called upon the producing houses to follow the footprint set by Adyasha Productions and produce as much CDs of patriotic songs as possible, so that India can be saved by her awoken children from derailment of democracy before it is too late.

Guest of Honor Columnist Tusarkanta Satpathy lauded Adyasha Productions for offering the people the much needed booster of love for the fellow beings by bringing out a CD exclusively of patriotic songs.

Author of major number of songs in the CD, revered teacher Sudhansu Kumar Mohanty introduced the event, when educationist Dr. Suresh Chandra Mohanty discussed on the CD.

Advocate Prashanta K. Pattanayak, Producer of the CD and owner of Adyasha Productions Ms. Sanghamitra Mohanty, Music Director Shailendra Patra, and Singer Purna Chandra Das also spoke on the occasion. Debashish Patnaik proposed the vote of thanks.

The CD carries five songs written by Sudhansu Kumar Mohanty and three by Purnachandra Das. Sung by Purnachandra Das (4 numbers), Antara Chakravortti (2 numbers) and Shailendra Patra (2 numbers), it has music from Shailendra Patra and Purnachandra Das.

Marketing of the CD is managed from MIG 9/8, Shailashree Vihar, Bubaneswar, contactable through Mobile Phone number 9438175239.

Naveen should intervene in poster war: Orissa should wholeheartedly welcome the PM

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

As an ORIYA, I would have felt proud of my Chief Minister had Orissa’s ruling party not indulged in a poster war with the Party of the Prime Minister who is visiting our State to inaugurate the oil refinery at Paradip tomorrow. History shall note the day as a black day if the Chief Minister of Orissa fails to order his followers to withdraw his own posters and party flags in order to ensure that the State doesn’t deviate from welcoming the guest with utmost respect and magnanimity.

ORIYA magnanimity requires that, when Mr. Modi belongs to BJP, not BJD, the CM of Orissa should have welcomed him with his posters and flags, not of his own. But, sadly, the ruling party of Orissa has made the entire route of the PM a dense jungle of its publicity posters, banners and flags. Instead of welcoming in nature, they are confrontational.

The scenario is so very acrimonious that, miscreants have torn down Modi’s portraits in many places and in many places have defaced his portraits with black paints.

In today’s newspapers a full front page advertisement has been published by the State government showing how it is Naveen Patnaik and his father Biju are the only ones because of whom the oil refinery is established. Modi is accidentally the PM and the oil minister being his protege, he is having the opportunity to launch it.

This, if anything, is rivalrous in purpose and hence, not in consonance with the magnanimity of Orissa.

Majority of Orissa are anti-BJP. But this doesn’t mean that their State government would violate the etiquette of receiving a guest with full respect to his position.

Posters of Prime Minister and Chief Minister deracinated from the Podium of Madhu Babu’s Statue

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

The sacred podium of Madhu babu’s statue in front of the Raj Bhavan, Bhubaneswar was desecrated by BJP and BJD with metal-framed posters of their respective bosses – Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik – in their nasty claim of credit over establishment of oil refinery at Paradip.

Without any prejudice to their claims, I had condemned the disrespect shown to Madhu babu, the founding father of Orissa, on the very day when the entire State was observing his 81st death anniversary.

I had a hope that the politicians would read the wrong they have committed and remove the offending poster-wall that surrounded the sacred podium. That did not happen.

I preferred a notice to the police to the effect that along with my friends, I shall deracinate the offending posters and free the sacred podium of Madhu babu from the sacrilegious posters of the two politicians and their flags at 9 AM today.

Eminent thinker and columnist Tusarkanta Satpathy, famous editor and orator Pradyumna Satpathy, eminent media consultant and social activist Pabitra Maharatha, well-known editor of The News Insight Sagar Satpathy, Journalist Hemant Pandey immediately pledged their total support to the contemplated action. Who’s who of Oriya nationalistic concern in social media posted their support to the idea sans any reservation. Some of them also declared that they shall physically join the joint action in time.

Epitome of Oriya nationalism Sri Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, who also is the editor of Orissa’s largest circulated, multi-edition daily ‘The Sambad’ expressed unreserved solidarity.

As the sun started eliminating the darkness this morning, conscious and non-political members of the civil society woke up to the occasion and gathered at Madhu babu square in front of the Raj Bhavan even before 9 AM.
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Podium of Madhubabu to be freed of posters: Subhas Pattanayak serves Notice on Police

By Pabitra Maharatha

ORISSA MATTERS Chief Subhas Chandra Pattanayak has served a notice on Police that at 9 am on February 6, he and his friends shall free the sacred podium of Kula Gaurav Madhu Sudan Das of the posters of Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi and Orissa Chief Minister Sri Naveen Patnaik.
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Factotums of Narendra and Naveen insult the founding father of Oriya Nation

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

It is sad that the protégés of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in their shameless competition to project their respective bosses as real rulers have shown blatant disrespect to the founding father of the motherland of the Oriya Nation, the great late Madhusudan Das – most revered Madhu babu – whom the Oriya people call Kula Gourav (the pride of their race) and the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi had called his Guru, as revered to him as Leo Tolstoy.

From Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, Vol. LXVI, page 260, we can get what Gandhiji had told of Madhu babu.

Gandhiji had convened a national conference of educationists and who’s who of India’s freedom fighters subscribing to his ideals at Seagaon on 22nd October 1937. While elaborating his ideas in this conference, styled All India Educational Conference, Gandhiji had paid richest tributes to Madhu babu in the following words:

“The late Madhusudan Das was a lawyer, but he was convinced that without the use of hands and legs our brain would be atrophied and even if it worked, it would be a home of Satan. Tolstoy had taught the same lesson through many of his tales”, he had said.
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Oriya Language created Orissa and therefore Orissa must be ruled by Oriya Language

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Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik seems to have developed a wrong notion that governance of Orissa in Oriya depends upon his mercy. His press-note of December 17 and full page display advertisement in major broadsheets of today force us to arrive at this apprehension.

In his December 17 press note it was declared that he had held a meeting with the five members of the ministerial committee on that day for the purpose of “strictly implementing the Orissa Official Language Act, 1954 in official and non-official level” to facilitate which a website has been floated by the government. In the full page multi-color advertisement in broadsheet dailies today, this is intriguingly missing.

The advertisement is designed to tell the people that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has taken historical steps to save and develop Oriya language, and has enumerated the steps he has taken. This is blatant lie. Neither he nor his government has executed any single item claimed to be “historical” in the official advertisement. The entire advertisement is nothing but false propaganda. What a shame it is, that, the people of Orissa are taken for granted by their Chief Minister! Read more →

Navakalevara: Legends and reality

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Legends are the most misguiding mischief aimed at superimposing lies on reality so that indigenous people of an occupied land are kept too dazzled to see the dark face of the rulers and the class of exploiters can keep its victims subjugated to its authority, while forcing them to forget the heroic history of evolution of their own philosophy of life, their own splendid spiritual realizations, their own socio-economic uniqueness, their own ancient culture, their own valorous past, their own way of social integration and their own civilization.

We see this mischief galore in the context of Navakalevara of SriJagannatha.

So, here, we are to rip apart the legends and bring the reality of the Navakalevara to light, as thereby alone we can reach the lost uniqueness of the people of Orissa.

We will use Puri Sankaracharya’s self-proclaimed authority over Navakalevara to proceed with our purpose.

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Samaja in Maze of Forgery: Two former Ministers of Orissa – Lingaraj Mishra & Radhanath Rath forged the WILL of Gopabandhu; Both benefitted till their death; SoPS continues to Loot

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

The Oriya daily SAMAJA founded by late Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das, to which, out of their love and reverence for the great humanitarian leader, the people of Orissa had and have been giving their financial and moral support, is in a menacing maze of forgery and loot.

Sadly, two of Gopabandhu’s trusted men – Lingaraj Mishra and Radhanath Rath – who, because of being known so, had the opportunity of becoming cabinet ministers in Orissa, were the masterminds and/or makers of the forgery from which the paper is yet to be salvaged.

Both of them – Lingaraj and Radhanath – had partnered with each other in forging the last WILL of Gopabandhu to grab the Samaja, which being Gopabandhu’s paper was of superb credibility and the greatest political instrument of the day. They had performed this crime behind the screen of and in nexus with Servants of the People Society (SoPS), of which, while breathing his last, Gopabandhu was the Vice-President. Read more →