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An Initiative towards World Peace: SAMARPAN

Feb 14, 2016|a minute

Subhadarshini Mullick


If spreading smiles among people can lead us to world peace, then why not take it forward by each and every way possible! With this motto, on 26 th of January, 2016, the NIT Rourkela Chapter of the global organisation SAMARPAN was inaugurated with a variety entertainment programme at BBA.

SAMARPAN stands for “SOCIETY dedicated to the promotion of ART, MUSIC and ALL other RELATED PROGRAMMES AMONG the NATIONS”. As the name suggests,the prime objective of the organisation is to achieve world peace through the promotion of art and culture. The Founder and Managing Trustee being Prof. Satish Kumar Agarwal and the Chief Patrons being Bhajan Samrat Anup Jalota Ji and Prof. and Padma Awardee Great Hasya Kavi Ashok Chakradhar ji, Shri Gupteswar Nath Misra, Prof. Somnath Misra, Prof. G. K. Roy, Prof. Sunil Kumar Sarangi and Dr. Anil Kumar Singhdeo are the Patrons. The organisation was borne with a small evening entertainment programme 13 years back on 15 th of November, 2002 held at our very own BBA on the occasion of All India Seminar on “Pollution management in Chemical, Ceramic, Metallurgical and Mining Industries: emerging trend and challenges”. The programme was conducted by CHESTA (Chemical Engineering Student’s Association) which included different cultural performances. It was then that the programme was named SAMARPAN.

With the idea proposed by Prof. Satish Kumar Agarwal, gradually, the term SAMARPAN was expanded toits present form. Then the organisation grew and, with the aim of achieving World Peace, went global on 26th of January, 2011 and the name expanded to the present one. Prof. Agarwal, out of sheer patriotism, wrote a beautiful song “Bharat Swabhiman Lautana Hai” for which the music was composed and the song was sung later on by the famous Bhajan Samraat Anup Jalota. By virtue of the immense efforts put up by Prof. Agarwal, he received great encouragement from the Director. The song was allowed a special page as misc. documents on the Institute web-site by him. The song has been aired on the local FM radio and Radio Choklet and on Kanak TV. It was converted into a Video format by RSTV for free and is available online. In the Video Prof. Agarwal has also enacted the role. Another of his creations – “Ram Naam mahan” which is a Ramayan is also available online. He has by now more than 100 poems/songs/Ghazals etc. He got an opportunity to open the NIT Rourkela Chapter on 26th of January, 2016. SAMARPAN gained the status of a registered Non-profit Charitable Public Trust on 8 th of January, 2016. The Trust has already got the PAN from the Income Tax Department and will soon get the status of income tax exemption under section 80G & 12A.

Moving on to the event held at BBA on Republic Day, on the occasion of the fifth Birthday of the organisation, a cultural programme was conducted. The function commenced with the first lighting of the lamp by the daughter of our dearest Shri Basant Das as an honour to the soul followed by the other Dignitaries. It was hosted by Prof. S.K Agarwal and the event was opened by a local lady from Koel Nagar, Mrs. Soni Chandan. The on-stage performers included professors (Prof. Agarwal, Prof. Subhankar Paul and Prof. Dhanjay Singh), Health center Dr. Champak Bhattacharya, children of non-teaching staff and students. The performances included dance, songs, skits, poems, and many other cultural forms.

SAMARPAN, with the vision of becoming a well-recognised world body by 26.01.2021, invites all the students, professors, non-teaching staff, children and whoever is interested to learn and promote art and culture to join this movement. It is open to each and every person who wants to learn, teach, or just enjoy the different forms of art and culture. Students can volunteer to be a part of it and pass on their skills and talent to the ones who long to learn. With the help of the smallest possible contribution of every person involved can bring a difference and unite the nations on earth. So everyone who is little interested in its efforts are requested to give their details to Prof. Satish Agarwal.

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