Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Ancient stone blocks found in Suktel riverbed

 


Ancient stone blocks found in Suktel riverbed

Wednesday, 11 November 2020 | PNS | BALANGIR

Much to the delight of locals, ancient slabs of stones were found while digging the bed of river Suktel at village Chelbahal in Loisingha block, 25 km from here, around two days ago.

The site was given for lease for sand mining. While digging the riverbed for sand, the stone blocks were discovered.River Suktel in ancient time was known as river Suktimati and had flourishing towns and villages with brisk trade and commerce activities. Local saying goes that there was a Shiva temple in this area; and people have heard it from their forefathers that the temple belonged to around 800-1200 AD. More historical research is expected to shed further light on the stone findings.

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Ancient stones discovered beneath river bed

Bolangir, Nov 10 (LocalWire): Much to the delight of locals, ancient stone slabs were found while digging the bed of the River Suktel in Chelbahal village in Loisingha Block almost 25 kms from here, around two days ago.

The site had been leased for sand mining. While digging the bed of the river Suktel for sand, the stone blocks were found.

River Suktel, in ancient times, was known as river Suktimati and had flourishing towns, village life, trade and commerce.

Locals say that there was a Shiva temple dating back to 800-1200 AD in the area.

A more historical research would reveal further about these findings.

Friday, November 20, 2020

No Child should sleep under open Sky ; OSCPCR.

 

No Child should sleep under open Sky ; OSCPCR.

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By

Sudhir Mishra 

Bolangir: 

19thNovember2020

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The Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights( OSCPCR) has issued letters/directed all the district collectors of the state to ensure that no child should sleep under the open sky.

 

The homeless children along with parents are sleeping under the sky in chilling atmosphere,in many urban areas ,which is a matter of concern,for the safety and security of children ,increasing the risk of getting  Covid19,in the winter,points out the letter written by Chairperson of OSCPCR Sandhyabati Pradhan,on 18th November 2020

 

 A special awareness drive for identification of such vulnerable children ,their family members be identified and dedicated campaign be launched, so that no child should sleep under the open sky,points out the letter.

 

 Moreover, a dedicated telephone and WhatsApp number be announced so that people can lodge a complaint and the complaints must be addressed/look into within half an hour.

 

 The vulnerable children names and other details should be kept in a register,so that those vulnerable children could be provided other basic amenities and ensuring their safety

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