3 Odia – Nila Madhab Panda, Haldar Nag, Sribhas Chandra Supakar recived Padmasree award from President of India
President of India presents Padma Shri Awards to Odisha’s Nila Madhab Panda, Haldar Nag, Sribhas Chandra Supakar .
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awards today (March 28, 2016) at a Civil Investiture Ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were the Vice President of India, Prime Minister, Union Ministers of Home Affairs, Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Human Resource Development.
Odisha’s Nila Madhab Panda, Haldar Nag, Sribhas Chandra Supakar recived Padma Shri award from the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee .
Sribhas Chandra Supakar (born: 1965), is a noted a textile designer from Uttar Pradesh, India. He was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, recently by the Government of India.
Film Director Sj. Nilamadhab Panda
Nila Madhab Panda (born 18 October 1973) ) is an Internationally acclaimed Film Maker and Producer. Panda has produced and directed over 70 diverse and cutting edge Films, documentaries and shorts. These films are based on important social issues such as climate change, child labor, education, water issues, sanitation and many other developmental issues in India. His films have won him several awards and critical acclaim. Most of his films have unique insights drawn from his own life, the metaphorical distance that he has traversed from a small obscure village based in one of the remotest parts of India, to metropolitan cities across the globe. His films are entertaining, yet portray profusely socially relevant themes; driving home the point that films can be a powerful medium of positive social change.
Haldhar Nag is a Kosli language poet and writer from Odisha, India.He is also known as Lok kabi Ratna. Haldhar Nag was born in a poor family of Ghens in Bargarh district of Odisha on March 31, 1950.
He lost his father at the tender age of ten.He was certainly not a man of means but his poetic fragrance lured many.Nag has been compared to Gangadhar Meher. The BBC made a documentary film about his life and works.
Hundreds of budding poets imitate his style and technique boosting a robust “HaldharDhara” in Western Odisha. He fights for the oppressed through his writing and social reformation on the basis of human dignity is high on this Poet-Crusader’s list. He has been at the forefront of the Sambalpuri-koshli language movement for inclusion in 8th schedule of Constitution. He was awarded with Padma Shri , the fourth highest civilian award of India by Government of India in 2016.
Lok Kabi Haldhar Nag wears his fame lightly. He looks quite ordinary clad simply in a white dhoti and vest. He has inherited the vision of poetry from his imagination and his rustic surroundings . The sixty five year old poet initiated his full-fledged literary journey with his first poem “Dhodo Bargachh” (The old bunayan tree) in 1990. He has been very prolific and has a series of work to his credit including poetry collection like ‘Bhaab’, ‘Surut’ and mora than 20 epics like ‘Achhia’, ‘Bachhar’, ‘Mahasati Urmilla’, ‘Tara Mondodari’, ‘Siri Samalai’, ‘PremPaichan’, ‘Vir Surendra sai’, ‘Santha kabi Bhimabhoi’, ‘Rushi kabi Gangadhar’ etc . Most of these work are included in the first volume of the “Haldhar Granthabali” published by Friends Publisher, Cuttack. Sambalpur University is now coming up with “Haldhar Granthabali-2” to publish the remaning work of Nag, which will form a part of the University syllabus.