Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhapur (Nayagarh), Feb 23:
“A person who loves his mother, motherland and mother tongue, can reach the pinnacle of success one day”, said Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, chairman of Ama Odisha Party and editor of Sambad, here on Sunday.
Addressing the second day of the golden jubilee celebration of Jawaharlal Nodal Upper Primary School at Chakradharpur village in Bhapur block in Nayagarh district as the chief guest, he said every old student is a treasure of his/her school.
He called on the old students to make sincere efforts to make their alma mater a model institution by developing its infrastructure without waiting for government aid.
Earlier, the villagers took Patnaik and eminent writer Prof Dash Benhur in a rally around the village.
The function, presided over by Rajkishore Paikray, was addressed by the chief speaker Prof Dash Benhur.
Among other guests present on the occasion were former Bhapur block chairman Siba Prasad Sarangi, social activists Prahllad Sahu, Duryodhan Swain, Rama Chandra Lenka, village committee president Narayan Paramguru, secretary Bhikari Charan Rath and former tehsildar Khitish Kumar Das.
On the occasion, Patnaik felicitated senior-most person of the village Rama Chandra Behera and the old students of the school Gadadhar Balia, Gokulananda Gochhi, Biram Srichandan, Bhramarabara Behera and chief patrons Managobinda Samantara, Rama Chandra Parida, Sudhansu Bhusan Nath, Satyasundar Nath and Rajkishore Paikray.