Bhubaneswar: Veteran Olywood actor and ever green Odia cine star Uttam Mohanty honoured with Kadambini Samman in the 17th Anniversary of Kadambini and 6th Anniversary of Kunikatha held at Rabindra Mandap on Sunday. The number of readers have decreased day by day due to impact of social media and electronic media. It is not a good sign. So, the people attached with literary world should take it as a challenge and take steps to attract readers, said Dr. Terry O’ Brien, renowned writer and motivational speaker. Eminent poet Prof. Sabita Singh said, the role of magazines and periodicals are very much important in women empowerment.
One can’t be a very good scientist, good inventor, writer, poet without madness, said Bijay Nayak, eminent writer and bureaucrat. He said, every creator should have madness to create something new. On this occasion Kadambini Galpa Samman was given to Bhima Prusti, Kadamibini Poetry Samman to Ranjan Das, Kadamibini Anubaad Samman to Kumar Hasan, Kadambini feature Samman to Bighneswar Sahoo, Kadamibini Ama Rosei to Barnika Patnaik memorial award to Sashiprabha Das, Kadamibini Priya Pathak sambarddhana to Arabinda Das, Kadamibini Rupasajja Sambarddhana to Geeta Singh respectively. Besides these, Kunikatha Priya Lekhak Samman was given to Nanda Kishore Singh, Kunikath priya Lekhak Samman to mohapatra Ananda sankar Mishra, Kunikatha Kuni Prativa award to Sunil Pradhan respectively. Ananya Priyadarshini, Biswanath Sahoo, Bibhabati Das, Abinash Kandhpana and Archana were awarded with Kadambini Galpa Unmesa awar. On this occasion Kadambini Song was released and ‘Kathabartta, Jhada Parara Surjya O Krantidhara’ of Dr. Iti Samanta also released. Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, Kadambini gave welcome address, while Dr. Iti Samanta, Editor Kadambini proposed vote of thanks. Noted writer Bibhuti Patnaik presided over the function.