Utkalmani Gopabandhu Dash, an eminent personality of Odisha who worked hard to reunite all the Odia from different provinces and worked hard to make this an independent province with people speaking the same language, sharing the same cultural values and tradition will forever have a place in our heart.
He is known for his magnanimous benefit to destitute and discouraged individuals of Odisha, who was born at Suando villager beneath Satyabadi square in Puri area on this day in 1877. He was the author-editor of the vernacular day by day “ The Samaja”. He inspires thousands of lives, he was a social activist, reformer, political extremist, writer, artist and writer.
His contribution for motherland had made him immortal forever and we can’t ever repay it.
Highlighting some of his deeds that show he has been a real gem and savior.
When he was in school, the lacking reaction of specialists for cholera casualties provoked him to begin an intentional corps Puri Seva Samiti. This development afterward is driven to the foundation of a partitioned clinic for cholera patients at Puri and made Gopabandhu’s title in society.
Whereas seeking after his LLB degree in Kolkata, he began a work union and set up night schools for Odia workers and cooks. He came in contact with the Vande Mataram bunch which implanted him with the Swadeshi soul. His modern mission was to change society through moving forward to the instructive framework. To this day we along with our teachers celebrate vandemataram event which inspires her.
He went to Ravenshaw College, Cuttack. Amid this period, he begun Kartavya Bodhini Samiti (Obligation Arousing Society) to energize his companions to do their obligation as citizens and take on social, financial and political issues. He was driving a group to help surge casualties, when he listened of his son’s genuine ailment but remained to serve the local people instead of return domestic to his child.
Gopabandhu’s political introduction started with Utkala Sammilani in 1903, but he influenced others to consolidate this with the National Congress to create the Oriya development a portion of the Indian National Development. In this way he got to be the author president of Congress in Odisha. He was imprisoned several times for taking part within the opportunity movement.
Gopabandhu built up his popular Satyavadi Vana Vidyalaya at Sakshi Gopal close to Puri in 1909. The put he chosen for his school was a “Tapovan” in a sylvan common environment of shady Bakul Chhurian forests with abundant fragrant blossoms. The open-air school made praiseworthy tests in expanded educational modules, community approach in living and learning, and social benefit. These developments were along these lines attempted out by John Dewey in America and were popularized all through the world.
The instructors he chosen for his school were a group of committed specialists with tall mental calibre and soul of commitment, patriotism and give up. Among them were the celebrated “Big Five” prevalently known as Panchasakhal—Gopabadhu Das, Nilakantha Das, Godavarish Mishra, Krupasindhu Mishra and Acharya Harihar Das. They were the harbingers of socio-cultural renaissance and pioneers of the national instruction within the state.
Gopabandhu’s tall beliefs and concern for the destitute had moreover enormously impacted Mahatma Gandhi. Once amid a Congress party lunch, extraordinary courses of action were made for Gandhiji and Gopabandhu to sit on a table. But Gopabandhu picked to sit with others on the ground. Taking after his motivation, Gandhiji begun wearing dhoti so as to come closer to the destitute.
Gopabandhu was a pioneer of Odia news coverage and made it reasonable for the common man. He distributed a month to month magazine called ‘Satyabadi’ in 1914. On October 4, 1919, he begun the week by week daily paper ‘Samaj’, which went on to ended up the foremost well known daily paper of Odisha.
Utkal Mani’s lyrics and books were stamped by a nationalistic enthusiasm, empowering the youth to serve for national integration. Whereas in Hazaribagh Imprison in 1922-24, he composed a heart touching novel called ‘Bandira Atmakatha’ (Life story of a Detainee) communicating his adore for the individuals of Odisha
Gopabandhu’s passing too came within the benefit of the individuals. He fell sick whereas going to a support raiser in Lahore for the surge casualties of Odisha. He never recouped from the ailment and kicked the bucket on June 17, 1928.
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