I had my recent trip to Orissa from December 4 to 12 , 2010.During the trip I visited Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Orissa ; Bargarh , Sambalpur, Bolangir , Subarnapur and Boudh Districts of Western Orissa. The articles published in my blog Yoga and Spirituality were reviewed and discussed by the readers and comment authors in different places of Orissa during the visit. To facilitate discussion I had a set of hard copies containing all articles and the page about the author of Yoga and Spirituality.
The article Sai Darshan in Shirdi was discussed in detail in Bhubaneswar. I handed over the Udi (Bibhuti) brought from Shirdi to Sai devotee Sri T.K.Mohanty and Dr.K.C.Sith. Sri V.N.Rao narrated his experience of visiting Shirdi and highly appreciated the descriptions of different sites of Shirdi relating to Sai Baba.My nephew Rajesh`s son Satyajit was so moved by Sai Spirituality in reading the article that he posted his comment stating that they would like to have Sai Darshan in Shirdi in near future.
The article Working with Values in Public and Professional life was focus of discussion in the Office of Chief District Medical Officer Bargarh. Everybody openly admired the sincerity, honesty and integrity shown by me during my tenure as Chief District Medical Officer Bargarh.The doctors and staff expressed their gratitude for the love and compassion they have received from me when I was serving as C.D.M.O.Bargarh. Sri G.S.Pradhan and Sri G.P.Kar who met me in the marriage reception party of eldest son of my old colleague Sri B.B.Suar held in Bargarh, expressed their obligation how they have learnt working with values while working under me.
The article Swadhyaya of Yoga was much admired by C.K.Panda and other staff of District Family Welfare Bureau Bargarh observing my sound body and mind in post-retirement life as a Yoga Practitioner. Other articles relating effect of yoga on health and disease published in my blog were very much appreciated as useful both in dissemination of knowledge and practice of yoga.
The article Aloneness in Yoga and Spirituality was discussed in detail in the residence of Sri M.S.Mahunta at Sohela Dist. Bargarh and Sri Mahunta categorized it as the most qualitative and unique article on Yoga and Spirituality. I told him that it is the starred article on Yoga and Spirituality in Google Search in Internet. I narrated the mantras and shlokas those I recite in aloneness in Yoga and Spirituality. Sri Mahunta, who has recently retired as a paramedical personnel expressed his view that in post-retirement life his mental attitude prefers aloneness for detachment from mundane life.
The article My performance as a Guardian and Counsellor in Higher Education was told to be the source of inspiration to daughter of Sri Mahunta ,Gita and her daughter Sweta during discussion in their residence at Sohela during my visit. During the visit to my younger sister Rukmini`s house at Loisingha Dist.Bolangir,she was very much obliged for my performance as a guardian in educating her in college up to M.A.taking the physical and financial responsibilities. My younger sisters Kalindi and Tanuja whom I met in Sambalpur recalled how they have been benefited by my guidance in perusing their education more so in higher education.Badsah son of my old colleague L.A.Khan, who got admitted in B.Tech. Course of Agriculture Engineering (his best possible career choice as per his merit) in August 2010 upon my guidance in career choice and on the spot counselling at O.U.A.T. Bhubaneswar over phone from Bangalore ; paid me a courtesy visit during my stay in Bhubaneswar.
The article Lifetime Achievement in Social Service describing my involvement in the history of establishment of Panchayat Samiti College Gaisilat Dist. Bargarh led me to visit the college in my post-retirement life during the Orissa trip. The Principal and staff of P.S.College Gaisilat were very much grateful for my contribution as the Founder Member and Chief Convener in establishing the college in the year 1984 as a Social Service.I was happy to learn that many students passing out +2 Science from the college have become Graduate Engineers and one student is perusing B.D.S. Two students passing out B.A. from the college have been later on enrolled in O.A.S.and O.E.S.The establishment of Gaisilat College as Lifetime Achievement in Social Service was highly appreciated by Sri S.K.Panigrahi working as Principal of nearby college, the eldest son of my samudhi during the courtesy visit to their house at Kantamal Dist.Boudh.
The article Vacation trip to Orissa written by me after my trip to Orissa in July 2010, the hard copy of which kept preserved by my brother-in-law Sudhir; was the topic for discussion by my 85 years old father-in-law during my courtesy meet with him at their residence in Godbhaga Dist. Bargarh this time. He was much pleased that I do regularly visit him in my each and every Orissa trip. The hard copies of the article were given to Sri L.A.Khan and Sri H.B.Nayak in Padampur Dist. Bargarh which they asked for keeping permanent record of it as pleasant memories.
I gifted a set of hard copies containing all articles to Sri S.P.Sarangi and the articles on Sai Baba to Sri K.C.Panigrahi in Padampur Dist.Bargarh.My younger brother Umesh residing in Padampur discussed almost all articles of Yoga and Spirituality with me during my visit to his place. I had Darshan of Maa Samaleswari in Sambalpur, Sureswari Mandir in Sonepur Dist.Subarnapur and Shirdi Sai Mandir on N.H.6 in Bargarh during my recent trip to Orissa.
During the trip, I felt that my present way of life in Yoga and Spirituality has been highly appreciated by my relatives, friends, old colleagues and public in general of my Native State Orissa.
Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda