Saturday, May 3, 2014

PADMABATI TO GET NIGHTINGALE AWARD Sunday, /FARMERS VOW TO PROMOTE TRADITIONAL PADDY SEEDS Sunday, 04 May 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

PADMABATI TO GET NIGHTINGALE AWARD
Sunday, 04 May 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

Padmabati Meher, ANM of the Jogimunda Sub-Centre of Ghashain CHC in Patnagarh block of Balangir district, would be conferred with the National Florence Nightingale Award to Nursing Personnel 2014 by President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony in New Delhi on May 12.
The award would be given to her for her safe ‘institutional deliveries and raising awareness regarding safe institutional delivery’.  Meher conducted safe deliveries of 674 women at the Jogimunda sub-centre from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.
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FARMERS VOW TO PROMOTE TRADITIONAL PADDY SEEDS
Sunday, 04 May 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
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In a unique show, farmers of Jamutbahal in Gaisillet block in Balangir district observed the Akshay Tritiya together on Friday and resolved to protect, preserve and promote traditional paddy seeds which are becoming extinct gradually.
President of Desi Bihan Suraksha Samiti Santanu Singh first worshipped Mother Earth and started Akhi Muthi (sowing the first seed).Later, as many as 30 pairs of bullocks were brought there from the villages of Jamutbahal, Jadamunda, Gondpali, Sandhibahal and Dhauraakhaman and the villagers ploughed the land.The farmers in the presence of Siba Prasad Sahu of the Ahinsha Club and Mukhi Meher of the Lok Bikash Sangathan vowed to preserve and protect traditional paddy seeds and popularise them through cultivation in their area.
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