to OSA Newsletter Utkarsa page. Learn about activities and highlights
of The Orissa Society of Americas (OSA). Utkarsa means excellence or
The name Utkala for Orissa was used because of the superior
artistic skills of Oriyas.
|The mission of The Orissa Society of Americas (OSA ) is to provide a mutually supportive environment for the better interaction of Oriya immigrants of North American countries, and to enhance the awareness of Orissa and Oriya traditions in North America through cultural promotion, social events, and developmental activities.||
Dr Laxmi Narayan Bhuyan
President: Dr Nivedita Mohanty
Hari Arjun Patro
Dr Bigyani Das
Current Issue: No: 5 - August 2004 - (PDF Version-2.8 MB)
|OSA 2004 Convention Stories||
Congratulations to the Awardees
|Also in this edition: Editorial (The Dream We Dream Together), President's Message (Creating Success Stories), GBM Minutes, Convention Expense Report, OSA Awardees, NROFC - NRO Dibas in Bhubeswar, OSA 2004 Seminars, Oriya Poetry Reading (Kabita Patha), Accepted OSA Amendments, Articles (Poems, Rakhi Special Poem - Seneha Suruja), Announcements (Congratulations, News, Obituaries - Sachi Routray) August-September Special (Kids Special - Raksha Bandhan, Guru Dibas, Ganesh Puja)|
OSA Theme of the Quarter: Let Us Dream Together
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Errors in OSA 2004 Directory: Irrespective of our best attempts, OSA 2004 directory still has many errors. We are in the process of making corrections. We need the cooperation of members in this regard. If you have moved, please send your updated address to the OSA membership committee or OSA treasurer Hari Arjun Patro. Thank you.
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Upcoming Events of Interest:
OSA Convention 2004 Photos: OSA Convention 2004 photos are available at http://www.osa2004.org.
OSA Convention 2005: OSA Convention will be held in Anheim, California, during July 4th weekend. The information will be soon available. Stay tuned.
Utkarsa will be published quarterly. Current issue: No 5 - August 2004 Publication - (PDF Version-2.8 MB).
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Note: Next issue of Utkarsa will be published on December 15, 2004. Articles for this publication should reach the editorial staff before December 1, 2004.
Acknowledgements: Review comments and suggestions of Dr Sikhanda Satapathy, Dr Sitakantha Dash, Dr Birendra Jena, Dr Rabi N. Mahapatra and Mrs Mamata Misra are appreciated. Thanks to all the contributors for this issue (the authors as well as people in the background who provided pictures and encouragement) without which this issue would not have become possible in its present form. Special thanks to Tapan Padhi for providing seminar related information.