International Story Telling Festival BhuFeSto Opens

Bhubaneswar: BhuFeSto – International Storytelling Festival kicked off to a packed audience today here with hundreds of people attending every session. All three venues – Indira Gandhi Park, Kharavela Park and Buddha Jayanti Park received tremendous response. The sign language storytelling session at Indira Gandhi Park witnessed around 200 Deaf children enjoying the session hosted by […]

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Sexual Abuse: Shelter Home In-Charge Arrested

Dhenkanal: Today morning police arrested in-charge of Dream Centre Shelter Home here over the charge of sexual exploitation.  The shocking incident of sexual harassment came to the limelight after the minor girls of the shelter home at Beltikiri in Dhenkanal district revealed the incident to the media recently and accused the in-charge of the shelter home […]

World Day For Prevention of Child Abuse Observed

Bhubaneswar: 19th November is being observed as the   “World day for prevention of child abuse” all over the world. Child abuse is a major cause of concern, which creates a barrier for free growth of children. Adding to a different form of exploitation, exclusion issues have played major role in damaging the child hood of millions of children.  Violence […]

PECUC Sisumela: Protect Ecology for Future Generation

Bhubaneswar: Every child has the right to grow up in a safe environment, to lead a healthy life and develop positive future prospects. A healthy environment is a precondition for children’s physical and mental health. Without it they cannot grow up and become healthy citizen of society. Keeping this in backdrop PECUC dedicated the 5th day of its Sisumela to Ecological Rights of […]

Child Rights Protection Commission Felicitates Anubhav Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Anubhav Patnaik, MLA of Khandapada, was felicitated by Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights during an event yesterday (1 November 2018). He was felicitated for making Khandapada a Child-Friendly Constituency (CFC)during the 8th foundation day ceremony of Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights. Commission acknowledged the work done by Anubhav Patnaik with support […]

National Consultation on Right of Children to Safe and Quality Education

Bhubaneswar: Quality education is both a fundamental right for all, and an essential enabler for the achievement of other rights. States are obliged, collectively and individually, to make quality education available to all, at all levels, free of charge. Every child in whatever educational setting has the fundamental right to safe &  quality education provided by quality […]

Under-5 Mortality Rate in Rayagada Alarming: IIASA

Bhubaneswar: According to a recent study by Austria-based non-profit International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), almost half of the districts in India are not on track to reduce the mortality rates of newborns and meet the target set under the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. In Odisha’s Rayagada the under 5 mortality rate is 141.7, one among the […]


Bhubaneswar: Young and talented team of award-winning children’s film ‘Sabas Biju’ met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the eve of its screening here today. The CM saw the promo of the children’s film and lauded child protagonist Snehal Sujal Mohanty and writer-director Santosh Panda. Naveen Patnaik Tweeted, #BijuBabu was truly an inspiration for generations that bears […]

Birendra Mohanty to Receive Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2018

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar, June 22, 2018: Eminent Odia author and children litterateur Birendra Mohanty has been selected for Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2018 by Sahitya Akademi, India’s national academy of letters. He is going to receive the award for his Odia book for children ‘Rumku Jhuma’. Today Sahitya Akademi announce name of 21 recipients […]