Cuttack, Aug 9: The ‘Manorama Mohapatra Memorial Hall’ was inaugurated on Wednesday at Ravenshaw University, Cuttack amidst much fanfare.
The Chief Guest of the event was Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, Minister of Higher Education Department and Food Supplies, Consumer Welfare while the Guest of Honour was Akash Dasnayak, Chairperson of ‘Mo College Abhijan’.
Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak shared the value Late Dr. Manorama Mohapatra carried throughout her life and her infinite contribution to the institution. Building up the ‘Manorama Mohapatra Memorial Hall’ in collaboration with ‘Mo College Abhijan’ he stated, ‘’Ravenshaw University has shaped many freedom fighters in past. Many great leaders who studied here were part of ‘Kranti Diwas’ as well. Utkalmani Shree Gopabandhu Das’s close ally was Dr.Radhanath Rath and his upbringing has given Odisha one of the most prominent woman leader and literary personality, his daughter Late Smt. Manorama Mohapatra. I am really glad that I am part of this event.”
Akash Dasnayak, Chairperson of ‘Mo College’ stated. ‘’She was a guiding light for women’s empowerment. It is indeed a great day & occasion. ’’ He thanked Shweta Padma Das (daughter) and Pradeep Kumar Mohapatra (Son) of Late Smt. Mohapatra for gracing the occasion by their presence. ‘’A long-due dream has been turned into reality today. ‘Manorama Mohapatra Memorial Hall’ will be a superlative tribute to Late Smt. Mohapatra who gave voices to the voiceless. She persisted in spite of several challenges.’’ He also focused on her immense contribution to Odisha’s literature and media world. ‘’Ravenshaw university is like a gold mine where many leaders, scientist, doctors, poets and authors have passed out as alumni. Let’s remember Mohapatra who isn’t among us anymore but devoted her complete life to serve the humanity” he added.