Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Naxals rapidly gaining strength in Southern Orissa says former CBI Director

By Santanu Barad
Last updated: 07/14/2009 09:21:24

Berhampur ( Orissa ) : Uma Sankar Mishra, the former CBI director , while speaking at the installation ceremony of Rotary Club (Berhampur Central) here in the city, said Naxalism in southern Orissa is spreading rapidly because the youths were not engaged here, and languishing in poverty.

Uma Sankar, chief guest of the occasion, opined that security, health, education and poverty elevation were the main concerns in the state. There are two categories of people living here- ‘haves’ and ‘have not’, what Marx had said is true, so it is the duty of every individual and the organizations like Rotary Club to work for the lakhs of people living below poverty line in the state.

The club members should understood the real meaning of social service and should reorient their plans to contribute something to the society and nation at large, said Uma Sankar adding that the Rotary Club is a unique club having global presence.

Expressing concerned over the terrorism and naxalism in Orissa he said at this critical juncture when terrorism was spreading its ugly head, it was the duty of such NGOs like Rotary to make people aware about terrorism and other important issues concerning the lives of millions of people living across the globe.

Gopalpur MLA Dr. Pradip Panigrahi, Rotary (east) district governor Dr. Narayan Mishra, former president Asha Mishra, former secretary Kiran Panigrahi had graced the occasion where new president Ranjit Padhi, new secretary Akhsendu Patnaik had taken the charge from old office bearers. Chief guest Uma Sankar had also released the monthly bulletin- ‘Odessey’ of the club on this occasion

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