I attended the the Conference on Capacity Building of State Disaster Response Force at Delhi on 21st April and spoke on the activities of Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF), rated one of the finest in the country. Created in 2001 in the aftermath of supercyclone 1999 that ravaged coastal Odisha, ODRAF is a trusted name in the state at the time disaster for the service they render in rescue and relief operations.
Friday, April 22
GANJAM Odissi, a new and adventurous repertoire inspired by the folk dances and musical composition of Ganjam district of Odisha, performed by famous Odissi dancer and choreographer Ramli Ibrahim of Malaysia with his troupe Sutra at Ranindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar today.
Famous artiste of Ganjam, Dr Dinanath Pathy designed the backdrop using Odishan Palm-leaf and other traditional motifs which were digitised and projected on LED screen creating magnificent visual treat.
Tuesday, November 18
My book, "Community Policing as a Public Policy: Challenges and Recommendations" co-authored by Rabindra K Mohanty was released on two separate functions at Thiruvananthapuram and Bangalore on 13th & 14th November respectively.
Hon'able Governor of Kerala, Justice P Sathasivam released the book at the National Workshop on Paradigm Changes in Community Policing organised jointly by Kerala Police and BPR&D at Thiruvananthapuram in presence of the Hon'ble Home Minister of Kerala, Sh R Chennithala and DGP Sh K S Balasubramaniam.
At IIM, Bangalore, Sh L Pachuau, DGP, Karnataka released the book in presence of Dr Sushil Vachani, Director, IIMB and Prof G Ramesh, Chairman, Centre for Public Policy, IIMB. It was a pleasure to have the opportunity of releasing one's book as an alumnus of the Institute.