I am a journalist, working as Balangir correspondent of the English daily "The Pioneer" and “The Industry and Mines Observer”, an English fortnightly magazine published from Bhubneshwar. I was awarded the Trophy for "Excellence in Journalism" by noted Columnist Sri Shivaji Sarkar,in the presence of Editor in Chief -of The Pioneer,Dr Chandan Mitra ,Editor of The Industry and Mines Observer (IMO) Sri Sirish Mohanty on June19,2012.
Bolangir ; Much to the surprise and delight of animal lovers here ,the detection/ sighting of Green vine Snake in Bolangir forest on Sunday.on a forest walk on Sunday
Five Nature lovers including Journalist Sudhir Mishra, Sushant Dash,(,devlopment sector) Arindam Parischha,Subhranshu Mishra,wildlife enthusiast ,and Sonu ,Photographer, undertook a forest walk onSunday morning in the forest near Bolangir town and sighted the Green vine snake,besides the pug mark of fishing cat, wild boar,Mongoose.
The Green vine snake is slightly venomous snake and highly camouflage and it lives in tree.It mainly prey on lizard and insects and lives in.tree and has the same colour of green leaves.says Arindam Parischha, a Lecture on Zoology here.Ten years ago this snake was sighted. Todays sighting is a good sign of Biodiversity of this forest ,Parischha says further.
However much to the surprise,the number of birds namely Flycatcher,Indian Pitta and others were found in less number. Last year we had noticed around 100 pairs of Indian paradise flycatcher bird.However this year we have observed only a few.
We believed this has happened due to the unwanted human activity like picnic
in that area last year which polluted the area with liquor bottles, plastic and others,says Parischha further.
The team also spotted a Sikhada which is an insects comes out in the night just before the monsoon and climb to nearest trees and produce a sound.After climbing at he tree from earth, it starts its further life says Subhranshu ,a wildlife lover
Every year a large number of biodiversity is lost in forest fire and steps should be prevent it to check further loss of biodiversity of this area,says SushantDash. ================================================
PaschimOdisha ParibarMumbai distributes Sambalpuri Mask and promotes Handwashing among women in West Odisha to fight COVID19
Bolangir; With a view to give a boost to local
sambalpuri weavers and to combat COVID 19, effectively, the Paschim Odisha
Paribar Mumbai,decided to distribute Sambalpuri mask to people,especially women in Western
Odisha,besides .promoting hand washing among them.
We collected clothes directly from the
weavers and got them stitched by rural women and person with disabilities ( or
physically challenged people). This provided the local weavers much needed
boost in the lock down period,besides other involved in preparation of mask.We
started the distribution of Sambalpuri Mask from 9th April in Barpali, Bargarh
and so far we have distributed more than 15000 sambalpuri mask in Bolangir,
Kalahandi, Nuapada, Sambalpur and in Sundargarh says Pratyush Panda of Paschim
Odisha Paribar Mumbai.
Besides this,we have also extended helps to
stranded migrants labourers of Odisha in mumbai by providing them grocery and
financial help to the needy people,saysSri Pratyush panda further.