Laxmi Prasad Pattanayak
When Legislature, Judiciary and Executive are created by the Constitution of India, the Constitution has not even mentioned of Press. Yet the Press is the mainstay of the Republic of India, as it is what the Preamble has so unambiguously described as “We the people”, said Justice Indrajit Mohanty, inaugurating the 8th annual conference of Orissa Juba Sambadik Sangha on December 31 at 6 pm in the Satabdi Bhavan, Cuttack.
ORISSA MATTERS chief Subhas Chandra Pattanayak was the chief speaker. The topic for talk was ‘Role of mass media in contemporary India’.
Advocate Debasnan Das gave the introduction as Secretary of the Sangha, journalist Dipesh Kumar Mohapatra detailed how the members of his organisation have been linking media with the society in practical sense besides adhering to norms of journalism.
Patron of the organisation Sri Surendra Sahu presided over the function.
Cuttack Collector Nirmal Chandra Mishra, Orissa High Court Bar Association President Asok Kumar Mohapatra, industrialist Prabodh Kumar Mohanty spoke on the occasion.
Eminent persons such as Bipin Bihari Rath, Ms. Krushna Mohanty, Nageswar Patnaik, Ms. Sulochana Das, Kuna Tripathy, Dillip Srichandan, Prabhu Charan Mohanty, Bhala Chandra Mohanty, Ms. Duti Chand, Tapan Kumar Sahu and C. B. K. Mohanty were felicitated for excellent contribution to society in their respective fields, in the hands of Justice Mohanty.
The organisation’s annual souvenir Gyanajyoti was released also by Justice Mohanty.
President of the organisation, eminent photo journalist Padmalochan Mishra received the guests. Amongst others, eminent journalist and President of Utkalmani Newspaper Employees Association Sri Deviprasanna Nayak also graced the event.