Kalahandi (Lingraj Mishra/ Nilesh Kumar Nag): Over the course of the last six years, ‘Odia Barta’ has carved out a distinctive identity across Odisha by broadcasting curated news. By delivering comprehensive coverage from rural areas, Odia Barta has rapidly gained favor among readers from diverse backgrounds in a short span. Its unique linguistic style and impartial news presentation captivate readers, holding their attention for every story. Odia Barta has taken a prominent role in amplifying the voices of ordinary citizens to reach the administration and government. This sentiment was shared by distinguished guests during the 6th anniversary celebration of Odia Barta, held at Agrasen Bhawan on Rupra Road, Narla block, Kalahandi district.
Chief Guest Manorama Mohanty, Chairperson of Narla Block; Chief Speaker Kambupani Mishra, President of Kalahandi Journalists’ Union (OUJ); Guests of honor Durga Prasad Mohanty, Vice President of Narla Block; Kamla Patra, Chairperson of Lanjigarh Block; and Padmalochan Jal, Mandel Sarpanch, participated in the event under the guidance of Sunil Kumar Dhangadamajhi, Editor of Odia Barta. Notable guests included Sunil Kumar Agarwal, Managing Director of Odia Barta; Rajat Bansal, Managing Editor and others.
During the ceremony, traditional healer Baidyaraj Pabitra Sabar, Chairman of Golamunda Block Bindu Mahanand, Vice President of Koksara Block Rajeev Agrawal, Yoga Guru Tikeram Naik, Social Worker Kamini Kinnar, Kandha Culture Researcher Medinidhar Jani,
Dandapat Yuva Seva Sangathan Behera, Lanjigarh Press Club, and PEW Media Association Lanjigarh were honored. The stage was moderated by senior journalist Lingaraj Mishra, while Sanjay Dhangdamajhi, Executive Editor of Odia Barta, expressed gratitude in the closing remarks.