New Delhi: Pravasi Odia Vikash Samiti is a registered society based at Delhi for the promotion of Odia Culture, Tradition and heritage. Since last 5 years POVS is engaged in serving the Oriya people in Delhi in various Sectors like providing health service in different hospitals in Delhi. We have a special Programme “Charak” where we have formed a special team under POVS who regularly provide health facilities in different corners of the Delhi.
As more than 15 lakh Odia people residing in Delhi, we do coordinate with all Odia people and other Odia organizations to provide a supporting hand for the Odia people from Odisha. Every month 100s of poor people visits Delhi for treatment of different diseases in various government hospitals. These Odia people needs staying facilities, conveyance, foods, Medicines and most importantly blood at the time of operations of the patients. POVS always lends a helping hand to the poor Odia people who needs help in Delhi.
As Odia are very much acquainted with different cultural programs and festivals, POVS organizes different cultural programs in Delhi to promote the rich Odia culture and traditions.
“Pana Sankranti” and Maha Vishuba Sankranti which is also known as Odia new year is being celebrated by POVS in Delhi Every year as its main function. On this occasion, we do felicities prominent Odia people who has exceled in their respective field. This year POVS will felicitated Shri Harihar Dev, a physically handicapped choreographer and a recipient of many regional and national awards including from President and Smt. Sailabala Mishra who runs an NGO, dedicated for wellbeing of more than 100 Orphan children in Odisha.
This year on 23rd April, POVS will celebrate its 5th year Pana Shakranti at Dogra Auditorium, IIT, Delhi campus. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union minister for PNG will be the chief guest and Senior RSS Jatiya Karyakarini Sadashya Shri Indresh Kumar will be the chief speaker this year along with Swami Sudhanand Saraswati, founder Srutinyash Vedic Vichar, Odisha. Shri Upendra Tripathy DG international Solar alliance, Shri S K Nanda, IAS (Retired) and Independent Director HUDCO, Prof Chintamani Mahapatra, Rector JNU Delhi will be Guest of Honor at the event.
On this occasion, POVs will serve special Odia Pana to all along with different Odia foods. Various types of cultural event also to be presented. Pravasi Odia Mukhpatra “PRAVASI ODIA” will be inaugurated along with the digital version of the same magazine, to reach out thousands Pravasi Odia brothers across the world. Winners in Quiz competition on Odisha and Painting competition will be honored.