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Prep For East Hostel Centenary Celeb

Cuttack: The Executive Committee of the Centenary Celebration Committee of the historic East Hostel of Ravenshaw University, met at the Assotech Pride conference hall yesterday.

Old students of the heritage hostel of the oldest college of Odisha which has become a unitary university now, discussed the modalities through which the December 24 grand celebration of the age-old institution would be celebrated as a mega and memorable affair.

They formed sub-committees and entrusted responsibilities to mentors and patrons, who were once borders of the East Hostel. Details on the logistics, finances, publications including digital and social media and outreach programmes were chalked out in the meeting.

The members decided to organise inter-hostel sports, literary competitions, blood donation camps, plantation drives, torch and candlelight processions and selection of the dignitaries and guests. The future of the most vital ingredient of the East Hostel Alumni Association “Sabuja Sahiyta Samiti’’ was also discussed and it was decided that it would be celebrated as “Sabuja Juga 2.0’’ and how flawlessly the things for the literary tradition would take place during the Centenary Celebrations.

From among the old inmates of the historic East Hostel Sashanka Sekhar Rout, Badrinarayan Mohanty, Subhranshu Mishra, Manoj Sahu, Bibhuti Bhusan Barik, Santosh Sethi, Ashish Das and executive secretary of EAA Pratap Mohanty, organising secretary Soubhagya Swain, Sabuja Sahitya secretary Suraj Satapathy and member Punyashloka Choudhury and member East Hostel Board Management Committee Swastik Arya participated in the meeting.

On October 1, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of former chief secretary of Odisha and President of East Hostel Alumni Association (EAA) Sahadev Sahoo and it was decided that the Centenary Celebration of the Ravenshaw East Hostel  would be held on December 24.