Bhubaneswar, 11th July, 2016 (OdishaLIVE Bureau): Utkal Deepika, the first Odia Newspaper of Odisha, is going to complete its 150th year of publication on 13th July, 2016 and a preparation for celebration is on its peak.  A program will be organized at The Press Club of Odisha, Master Canteen Square, Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.

A tribute to the first editor of the newspaper, Late Gourishankar Ray, popularly known as Karmaveer, will also be prepared on the occasion of his 178th birthday anniversary. Apart from this, many renowned journalist and learned personalities are going to be felicitated in the program, which will start at 10:30 am in the morning.

Dr. Suvendu Mohan Srichandansingh, Dr. Sri Charana Mohanty, Dr. Gaganendra Nath Das, Er. Pradeep Kumar Panda, Shri Kartik Chandra Chand,  Shri Udaya Sankar Rai, Shri Debendra Kumer Dash, Dr. Bibhuti Patnaik, Dr. Gouranga Charana Das, Dr. Atul Chandra Pradhan, Shri Sarat Kar, Shri Vyashnav Charana Parida, Dr. Bhagyalipi Malla, Dr. Bijayananda Singh, Dr. Rabindra Kumar Praharaj, Dr. Mrunal Chatterjee, Dr. Gobind Chand, Shri Prabir Sarkar, Shri Pradyumna Satpathy, Dr. Ratnakar Chaini, Dr. Nityananda Satpathy, Dr. Vyasnav Samal and Shri Nikhil Patnaik are going to be felicitated for their exceptional work in their respective fields.

The other attraction of the event is an intellectual workshop which is going to be presided over by Shri Banoj Tripathy and Dr. Shricharan Mohanty.

The event is conceptualized and organised by Mr. Jayashish Roy, veteran journalist and editor of ‘Sambad Kalika’.

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