Rejuvenation of Spiritual, Intellectual, Professional and Social Values in Odisha Trip

Shree Shirdi Sai Mandir Padampur Dist Bargarh

I had my recent vacation trip to my native state Odisha for a fortnight from October 25, 2014 to November 9, 2014. During the Odisha trip I visited Bhubaneswar, Capital City of Odisha and different places of my native district Bargarh.

I had Darshan of Shirdi Sai Baba in Padampur Dist. Bargarh on October 29, 2014. I had the privilege of attending Madhyan Arati in Shree Shirdi Sai Mandir Padampur. I had Darshan of ISKCON temple in Bhubaneswar and Lord Nrusinghanath at Nrusinghanath Paikmal, Nilakantheswar Mandir Nilji Bhatli, Shri Dadhibaban Mahaprabhu Bhatli & Shri Shyamji Mandir Bhatli in Bargarh district during my recent Odisha trip.

I had the opportunity of historical site seeing of Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves in Bhubaneswar along with my grandson Satyajit on October 27, 2014. The twin hills of Udayagiri and Khandagiri contain excavated rock cut caves. There are altogether 18 caves in Udayagiri and 15 caves in Khandagiri hill. These caves were excavated by Kharavela and his successors in 1st Century B.C. which continued till 10th – 11th Century A.D. These caves represent images of Jaina cult prevailing at that time. We visited Regional Science Centre (National Council of Science Museums, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India) Pt.J.L.Nehru Marg, Bhubaneswar-751013 same day October 27, 2014 afternoon. We visited Physics (Motion) and Mathematics Gallery in Regional Science Centre Bhubaneswar. I was impressed with Illustrative Diagrams relating to Biophysics of Bolus Movement, Movement in Joints and Blood Circulation displayed in Physics (Motion) Gallery. I visited the Regional Museum of Natural History, Acharya Vihar, Bhubaneswar on November 7, 2014. I was accompanied by my grandson Satyajit. While visiting the gallery of Bio-Diversity, I got to know many interesting things about the natural living beings, ores and minerals. I gained knowledge about the lakes, the sanctuaries and the wetlands present in the state of Odisha. The most interesting things I saw were the skeletons of Elephant (Shankar) and Baleen Whale which were unique.

I visited one college and two UG High Schools in Bargarh district during the trip. I was felicitated and honoured as Chief Convener & Founder Member, Panchayat Samiti College Gaisilat Dist. Bargarh (Est.July 2, 1984 ) in a special function organized by Principal, Staff & Students on October 30, 2014 during my visit to Bargarh district in my recent Odisha trip. During visit to RKUG High School Buromunda Gaisilat Dist. Bargarh on October 30, 2014 afternoon I talked on America Diary based on my experiences gained in my visit to United States of America in 2013. I attended Prize Distribution Ceremony of Nab Jeeban Samaj organised by Subarna Deepa (a bimonthly children magazine published from Bargarh) celebrating Golden Jubilee of Oriya poem of Madhu Babu “Tuma pari chota pilatia” U.G High School, Lebidi, Sohela, Dist. Bargarh ,Odisha on October 31,2014 as Chief Guest and I talked on America Diary to share my experiences gained in my visit to United States of America with Teachers, Students & Guests attending the function.

I shared the pleasure of meeting my old professional colleagues in Odisha during the trip. I met Dr. Krishna Chandra Sith, Retd. Joint Director of Health Services ( Medical ), Odisha at Bhubaneswar, Present C.D.M.O. Bargarh Dr Prakash Pradhan in CDMO Office Bargarh, Dr Binod Bihari Naik Retd. Sr. Surgery Specialist (Jt. DHS Level II) and Dr Subal Kishor Kar Retd. Sr. Eye Specialist (Jt. DHS Level II) Bargarh in Bargarh, Dr S.K.Sahu Retd.M.O. I/C C.H.C. Sohela & Sri M.S.Mahunta Retd. B.E.E. C.H.C. Sohela at Sohela, Dr B.B.Mahanta M.O. in Paikmal on the way to Nrusinghanath Dist. Bargarh and L.A. Khan X’Ray Technician S.D.H. Padampur at Padampur Dist. Bargarh. The National Urban Health Mission was launched in 2013-2014 which has provision of selection, training and engagement of ASHAs in Urban area in the country’s march towards Universal Health Coverage. However ASHAs of Bargarh Municipality were selected, trained and engaged by District Health Mission Bargarh under National Rural Health Mission (N.R.H.M.) under my direct guidance and supervision as C.D.M.O. Bargarh 3days prior to my retirement in last week of February 2008 who have been providing health care services in Bargarh Municipality since more than 6 years. I consider this as my extraordinary achievement in providing health care service at grass root level ahead of other urban bodies in Bargarh Municipality. I was felicitated and honoured by ASHAs Bargarh Municipality on November 4, 2014 during my visit to Bargarh district during the trip.

I attended two family functions in my recent Odisha trip. I attended celebration of 6th Birth Anniversary of my Granddaughter Sanjana held on October 25, 2014 in Bhubaneswar and Annaprasanna of Abha daughter of my friend Kedarnath Sahu resident of Sohela celebrated at Nrusinghanath Temple Dist. Bargarh on November 2, 2014. I met my nephew Rajesh & niece-in-law Puspa in Bhubaneswar and younger brother Umesh in Padampur, cousin brother Dillip & his octogenarian mother Padma nana at Buromunda Gaisilat, younger sister Tanuja & brother-in-law Umashankar at Melchhamunda & brother-in-law Sudhir at Godbhaga in Bargarh district. I enjoyed the company of two kids during my 10 days camping at Sohela Dist. Bargarh in my friend Madhusudan Mahunta’s Guest House namely ‘Happy’ & ‘Bibhu’ who fondly call me Grand Uncle. I also enjoyed the company of my grandson Satyajit & granddaughter Sanjana during my stay at my nephew Rajesh`s residence and while visiting Indira Gandhi Park in Bhubaneswar.

I had a pleasant vacation trip from October 25, 2014 to November 9, 2014 visiting different places of Bargarh district & Bhubaneswar in my native state Odisha which rejuvenated my spiritual, intellectual, professional and social values.

Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda


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Dr. Mahesh Chandra Panda, M.B.B.S.,M.D. Date of Birth:29.02.1948 Retd. (29.02.2008) Chief District Medical Officer Bargarh Orissa India
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37 Responses to Rejuvenation of Spiritual, Intellectual, Professional and Social Values in Odisha Trip

  1. The Facebook users may read the concurrent posts and view photos relating to my recent Odisha trip from October 25, 2014 to November 9, 2014 posted in Facebook wall of Mahesh Chandra Panda.

  2. A very busy schedule and a very narrative version of the visit. An exuberant and pleasant feeling of visiting fruits of a full active life lived, seeing the growth of saplings planted in form of schools, college and Asha workers, sharing your knowledge of America diary and above all sharing love of people, co-workers, subordinates, family friends and general public is really marvelous. Your grand son must have learnt a lot from science museum and must have been inspired positively from the peoples’ love for you. Great reading and thanks for sharing.

  3. Satyajit Panda says:

    I also enjoyed lot with you as I got to know many interesting things like the History of I.G. park and also the history of Berlin. I am also glad that I could visit the places after a long time . It was nice opportunity for me to go and visit the Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, Regional Science Center and also The Regional Museum of Natural History.

  4. Dr.Binod Bihari Naik says:

    Respected Sir,

    Your vivid elaborated Odisha trip note, though your short visit to Odisha, is so practically narrative that rarely seen such inspired person like you. It is not common now. Thanks for your unique task to the viewers of blog regarding how to pertain selfless service to nation and get self-satisfaction. It is definitely a best way of healthy living that shows your body is permitting for social relation, mind is alert for professional interrogation, intellect`s eagerness for innovative idea and last but not the least; your atma (soul) is spirited to uphold unseen phenomena, an enigma to superficial common one.

    Many Thanks for your last visit to Shri Satya Sai Arogya Hospital Bargarh on November 5, 2014.

    Satya Sai Hospital Dr BBNaik Bargarh

    With Regards
    Your Divine Brother
    Dr Binod Bihari Naik
    Bargarh, Odisha

  5. Though you came to Bargarh, you had not visited Barpali. Please make it a point to have a cup of tea with Kiran Babu at Barpali on next trip.

    Kiran Mohan
    Barpali Dist. Bargarh

  6. Santhosh says:

    Dear Uncle,

    Wonderful description about your recent vacation trip to your home town and Bhubaneshwar. Thanks a lot for the brief and amazing description about the historical places and temples, museums, etc.

    Enjoyed a lot reading it 🙂
    Thank You,
    Santhosh KV
    SAP-SRM Consultant
    Electronic City, Bangalore

  7. Deepak Sahu, DEO, S.D.H, Padampur / Abhimanyu Pradhan says:

    Respected Sir,

    I read ur recent article “Rejuvenation of Spiritual, Intellectual, Professional and Social Values in Odisha Trip”..ur odisha trip is really advantageous…ur all articles are valuable for our society…. specially thank u to come to our Padampur town and have Darshan of Shirdi Sai Baba in Padampur Dist.Bargarh on October 29, 2014. Thanking u to give ur valuable time.

    Deepak Sahu
    Padampur, Dist.Bargarh Odisha

  8. Nice description about different historical places and your involvement in different programmes.

  9. After your America Diary,now knew about your Odisha Diary. Transit from place to place, meeting person to person reflects that you got peace, satisfaction, enjoyment. I am nostalgic as I was working in Lepra India Bargarh during your tenure as C.D.M.O. Bargarh. I am one among your admirers because you have played many roles in your life like establishment of college, administrator, manager, clinician, social worker,etc. You are not like other doctors who lost their lives in living/earning.

    Prakash Padhan
    SBCC Regional coordinator

  10. Respected Sir,

    A nice article regarding the recent Odisha Trip. A nice work which shows the social as well as cultural activities of you.The spiritual activities have become a part of your life which have been focused in your visit.Though you are a Shishya of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba, as a person belonging to Hindu religion you had Darshan of Lord Shiba Baba at Niljee of Bhatli, Sri Dhadhibamana of Bhatli which is known as the Western Shri Kshetra of Odisha. At Bhatli you also spared some moment at Sri Shyamjee Mandir where the Birthday of Sri Shyam Baba was celebrated. As an educationist you had not forgotten to give some valuable advice to the college students and the high school students of your home district Bargarh during your visit. In your journey sharing your life style achievements by the young teachers highly impressed me.The advice given by you is quite memorable for me. You have the power to solve all type of problems which I think it would have been due to only the blessing of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba. A perfect journey by you which gave us the inspiration to be perfect in our life. It was a great pleasure to spend some valuable time with you which was memorable for me. I am personally obliged to you to have attended ‘Annaprasanna’ of my daughter Abha at Nrusinghanath Temple on November 2, 2014 which you have been kind enough to mention in your article. Lastly I wish your good health and waiting for the next Odisha trip.

    Farewell Message by Kedar on Nov-6-2014

    Kedarnath Sahu
    Science Teacher
    Sohela Dist.Bargarh,Odisha

  11. Madhusudan Mahunta says:

    Dear Sir

    I read your article “Rejuvenation of Spiritual, Intellectual, Professional and Social Values in Odisha Trip” and of the view that in every sphere what I feel and think that your Odisha Trip is highly successful and grand success. During your Odisha tour I was inspired too much by your Spiritual, Intellectual, Professional and Social Values. I hope your efforts in this regard will be continued in future.

    I was overwhelmed being in your company at the felicitation ceremony by ASHAs Bargarh Municipality in your honour (who were accredited as ASHAs in last week of February 2008 3days prior to your retirement as C.D.M.O. Bargarh) on November 4, 2014 during your visit to Bargarh.

    Thanking You,
    Madhusudan Mahunta

  12. Deepak Sahu & L A Khan says:

    Respected Sir,

    We read your article “Rejuvenation of Spiritual, Intellectual, Professional and Social Values in Odisha Trip”. Really this article is very nice and we thank you to come to our Padampur town. Dear Sir, when for long time we are not connected, really we are very happy when you come and meet staff, family, friends. We request you sir,”APANANKA MULYABAN SAMAYA TIKE BAHAR KARI BARASAKU THARE HELE PADAMPUR KU AASI AMA SANGE BITEIBE EHA AMAR ANURODHA”.

    Thanking You,
    Deepak Sahu DEO / L A Khan X`Ray Technician
    S.D.Hospital, Padampur Dist.Bargarh

  13. Saroj Kumar says:

    Yoga and Ayurveda are two sides of the same coin. Spirituality is a blessing for Yoga and Ayurveda. I am impressed very much through your posts on Yoga and Spirituality. My one friend Manabhanjan Panda is a regular viewer following you, and from this moment I am also. You are one my Guru now.

  14. Surendra Behera says:

    Respected Sir,

    At first I am so sorry for my late response. I read this article and liked much, but due to some work I was unable to visit online.I am very impressed in our first meeting. I knew a little about you but when I met you I became a fan of you. I am so glad to meet such an intelligent, genius, devoted person like you. You became an ideal person in my life. Your knowledge sharing in different platform of the society is highly appreciated which en-lighted the coming generation.

    Surendra Behera
    Sohela Dist Bargarh Odisha

  15. Umesh Chandra Panda says:

    Respected Brother,

    From the article I came to know that Your Odisha trip for this Year 2014 is one of the best trip as this rejuvenated your Spiritual,Intellectual,Professional & Social values. Hence a trip to Odisha must not be cancelled once in a year as long as your health permits.

    Yours Sincerely

  16. Tankadhar Padhan says:

    Respected Sir,

    At first thank u for the visit to our school and share your America diary which was more enjoyable, and also it increased our students` knowledge, specially they knew about Dollar, Visa, Passport and their culture. Sir, we request you to kindly visit again to our school and share your knowledge and experience with us.

    Tankadhar Padhan
    Head Master
    UG High School Lebidi,Sohela Dist. Bargarh

  17. Manoj Kumar Panda says:

    Dear Sir,
    I went through your article “Rejuvenation of Spiritual,Intellectual, Professional and Social Values in Odisha Trip” .We the Staff & Students feel really Proud to have the privilege to Welcome you as the Chief Convener & Founder Member of Panchayat Samiti College, Gaisilat on October 30, 2014 in our college hall. Your worthy initiation has fulfilled the need of higher education of your native place.Your visit note on many places of Odisha visited during your recent Odisha trip describes your wonderful movements.

    With Regards,
    Manoj Kumar Panda

  18. Dilip Kumar Joshi says:

    Respected Brother,

    RKUGHS Buromunda- Talk on America Diary

    I, the teachers & students of RKUG High School Buromunda, Gaisilat Dist. Bargarh became thankful & grateful for your kind visit as Chief Guest and the Grand Meeting about America Diary describing their customs, traditions, dresses,food & drinks and currency ( Dollar) etc. held on October 30, 2014 afternoon in our school premises. We are also grateful for your kind participation in dress distribution of our school for the year 2014-15.

    With Regards,
    Dilip Kumar Joshi
    Head Master
    Govt.RKUG High School Buromunda,Gaisilat Dist. Bargarh

  19. Ajit Sethi says:


    You plz share the link of ur American diary?? I went through ur Odisha visit last month and became happy to know abt the visit of diff places.

  20. Sir,

    I got an opportunity to read your article “Rejuvenation of Spiritual,Intellectual, Professional and Social Values in Odisha Trip”. I became so happy that you have narrated covering all corner during your Odisha trip.I hope the best that your journey to these places will be memorable. I will hope to see your posts in your Facebook time line.

    With Regards
    Er.Krishna Chandra Sahu
    Manager(Mechanical),Daitari Iron Ore Project,OMC Ltd,Keonjhar,Odisha

  21. Tuna Panda says:

    Hats off ur talent…Yeah i read it…That was really awesome, worth reading….Learnt so many valuable things 4m ur article..finally i want to say just one thing- thanx so much 4 being inspiration for a crowd of students.

  22. Purnima Panda says:

    Pranam kaka,

    A brief description regarding your Odisha trip. You have met many of your friends and family members during your trip that creates memories of your lifetime and these memories will create a bond between you and family , friends and society. A person like you who served the society during your working period and continuing the noble work through internet also after post retirement is really inspiring. You have generated an increase in positive energy and feelings by visiting all these places and the people you have met through all the events and functions.

  23. Thanks to Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda who never neglected friends and society along with social activities. Neglecting such activities by politicians may not be comfortable for citizens to elect them as leaders. A student neglecting his co-curricular activities even by teachers may not be entitled to build the nation even by getting a post of administration by their bookish knowledge. Thanks to Subhash Chandra Bose who was engaged in social activities in student life.

  24. When I guide my daughter for teaching her daughter the learning process at the age of 1 year 11 month 15 days to teach numbers and letters, many tools such as books, U tube for numbers and letters even a special baby computer is provided. But she succeed the same in a better way by physical exercise, dancing process by using her position for every number or letter. She never approaches me to guide by any tool but my activities for mass drill and dance activities in which both grand father and grand daughter are physically sound in home along with our essential task. Let such activities be practicable for such little kids by their grand parents.

  25. This year I could not visit Odisha in my annual trip during the month of November 2015 due to my physical indisposition. You may read my article God is my Healer published on November 1, 2015 in Yoga and Spirituality.

  26. ବର୍ଷୀଯାନ ଚିକିଷ୍ଠକ ତଥା ସମାଜସେବୀ Dr ମହେଶ ଚନ୍ଦ୍ର ପଣ୍ଡା ଙ୍କୁ ମୋର ନମସ୍କାର ଓ ବହୁତ ବହୁତ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ । ସେ ବାରଗଡ଼ ରେ ମୁଖ୍ୟ ଚିକିସ୍ତା ଅଧିକାରୀ ଥିବା ସମୟ ରେ ବହୁତ ଉନ୍ନତିମୂଳକ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ କରି ବହୁଳ ପ୍ରଶଂଷିତ ହେଇଥିଲେ । ଏବେ ମଧ୍ୟ ମା ମାଟି ର ଆହ୍ଵାନ କୁ ସେ ଏଡେଇ ନ ପାରି ନିୟମିତ ଭାବେ ଆସନ୍ତି , ସେ ଅଞ୍ଚଳ ର ବହୁତ ସୁବିଧା ଅସୁବିଧା ବୁଝନ୍ତି ।

  27. Dr Mahesh Panda is a father figure of the western Odisha. His works are highly praiseworthy. My respect to Dr Panda.

    all things considered way to a good life
    susant purohit

  28. Dhandapani Muthuswamy says:

    Super narration. While reading l felt as if I also traveled the places with u and with an expert guide. Besides the statistics of person, place and time are also amazing.

  29. V Chandra Sekhar says:

    Pranams Dr.Pandaji.

    Just read your article depicting your visits to so many various places & meeting so many people during your brief 2 weeks’ visit to Odisha. Starting with your darshan of Shirdi Saibaba temple in Padampur, & Iskcon temple & thereafter your historic visits to Udayagiri & Khandagiri caves. It was exhilarating to read that you had also visited Regional Science Centre, Bhubaneshwar. Your grandson Satyajit is very lucky to have a grandfather like you who is a multifaceted personality. He would have gained rich experience by accompanying you to Gallery of Bio-Diversity & fascinated at seeing the skeletons of the elephant & Baleen whale. Also, so many of your former professional colleagues, friends & near and dear ones must have felt rejuvenated by your visit & all those you had occasion to meet. More importantly, instead of just sitting back & relaxing, it is noteworthy that you have utilised your short visit to the fullest. It made fascinating reading.


  30. Odisha Diary-Last Visit 2 Years back in Bargarh district-This day on October 30, 2014 I was felicitated and honoured as Chief Convener & Founder Member, Panchayat Samiti College Gaisilat Dist. Bargarh (Est. July 2, 1984) in a special function organized by Principal, Staff & Students in College Hall.

    Felicitation at Panchayat Samiti College Gaisilat

  31. Odisha Diary-Last Visit 2 Years back in Bargarh district-
    This day on November 6, 2014 with my colleague-cum-friend Sri Madhu Sudan Mahunta at Sohela in whose Guest House I camped for 10 days from October 28, 2014 to November 6, 2014 during my visit to Bargarh District.

    With Madhusudan Mahunta in Sohela residence

    On this day on November 6, 2014 with my friend Kedar Nath Sahu who gave me company for 10 days in my vacation trip from October 28, 2014 to November 6, 2014 at Sohela Dist. Bargarh.

    With Kedar at Sohela

    • Best Wishes & Hearty Thanks to Madhusudan Mahunta & Kedar Nath Sahu for maintaining their friendly love & affection with me over phone and internet in spite of 2 years long gap in meeting physically due to my physical incapability of not visiting Odisha since 2 years.

  32. Sir good morning ! We r pleased to know yr interest n memory of such rural temple like Dadhibamana Mandeer Bhatli ; Nilgi Mandeer; Kedar Mandeer Ambabhona although u r living now at Bangalore. Thanks u again sir ! I am ex chief of NGO Ekalabya Bhatli. I was working under u sir !

  33. I could not visit Odisha due to my physical indisposition during 2015 & 2016. You may read my article and responses ‘Managing Convalescence Period of Illness‘ as Cancer Survivor published in my blog website of Yoga and Spirituality.

  34. Odisha Diary: Lifetime Memory of This Day of Return to Bangalore from My Last Odisha Trip in 2014 after spending a fortnight vacation trip from October 25, 2014 to November 9, 2014 visiting different places of Bargarh district & Bhubaneswar in my native state Odisha by Bhubaneswar-Bangalore afternoon flight on November 9, 2014. Hoping against hopes as a cancer survivor residing in Bangalore with post-surgery radiation complications since May 2015 for 3 Years to visit Bargarh district & native state Odisha once more in this lifetime.

    Bangalore Airport

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