Poet Emperor Upendra Bhanj celebrates his birthday
Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi at Kulad near Bhanjanagar. Poet-Emperor Upendra Bhanj Jayanti has been held at Bhanjmandap under the joint auspices of Bhubaneswar and Bhanj Rural Development Institute Kulad. Playwright Manmathakumar Shatapathi, vice-president of Natak Eka Dei, and the keynote speaker. Krishna Keshab Sarangi joined. Laxman Kumar Panda coordinated the event, which was chaired by Dr. Shantanukumar Rath, co-founder of Bhanjbikash Institution and former director of Akash Bani and Dur Darshan. The guests in attendance were discussing the poetry of Van. Pandit Bhagwat Prasad Das Sharma and Ashok Kumar Mohapatra were felicitated on the occasion.