I am a journalist, working as Balangir correspondent of the English daily "The Pioneer" and “The Industry and Mines Observer”, an English fortnightly magazine published from Bhubneshwar. I was awarded the Trophy for "Excellence in Journalism" by noted Columnist Sri Shivaji Sarkar,in the presence of Editor in Chief -of The Pioneer,Dr Chandan Mitra ,Editor of The Industry and Mines Observer (IMO) Sri Sirish Mohanty on June19,2012.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
BALANGIR BONDED WORKERS TAUGHT ABOUT RIGHTS Saturday, 22 April 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
An orientation programme on Draft
Anti-Trafficking Bill 2016 was organised by the Migration Information and
Resource Centre (MIRC), Bhubaneswar held here on Friday.
Bonded labourers of Balangir, Nuapada, Subarnapur
and Bargarh districts attended the programme. Various features of the Bill were
explained to participants in Odia. The labourers sought to include them in
district and State level bodies for proper redressal of their grievances.
MIRC’s Umi Daniel called upon bonded labourers to
strengthen their organisations to put forth their problems at higher forums.
“The bonded labourers have all rights to fight to stop distress migration and
bondage,” said Daniel.
Some labourers narrated how they have rebuilt
their lives with rehabilitation assistance.
Among others, Saroj Barik, Jyoti Prakash from
Aide Et Action Bhubneshwar explained various provisions of the Bill.