The Orissa History Congress is the largest body of professional historians, scholars, students and public interested in History of Odisha. Established in 1969, the Congress has been active in promoting scientific history writing. It has immensely contributed to the construction of an unbiased regional history of Odisha from ancient times to present day. By now OHC has organized 34 Annual Sessions and a number of regional sessions. Hundreds of research papers on different aspects of Orissan history and Culture were presented in such sessions by researchers and learned scholars. Proceedings of such sessions were also published.
Journal of Orissan History.
Now for the researchers and persons interested in Orissan history and culture, we are launching this website. In course of time all the publications of Orissa History Congress shall be linked to this web site and shall be available throughout the world for the scholars, researchers and general public.
From this website one can have the idea of functioning of the Orissa History Congress and its activities for last forty years. Details of the fourth coming events and different circulars shall be displayed through this web site.
Of all countries India is the best and of all states Orissa (Kapilasamnta). Orissa is a land of holiness, beauty and artistic excellence. In his Bharat Geetika a prominent Odia Poet Radhanath Ray sees her as Bharata-Pankaj-dalamidam, Utkal mandalamiti - viditam that is the land of Utkal which is well known as a petal of the Lotus Bharat. The tone is one of reverent adoration for the symbol of sacred beauty that is Utkal or Orissa. Odisha constituted as Orissa in 1936, is a land of hoary past. Odisha’s existence as a territorial unit antedates recorded history. Speaking in terms of history, it is the heart- land of ancient and powerful kingdoms known as Kalinga, Utkal, Odra, Kosala, Tosali and Kalinga.
In fact Odisha is a province with fabulous past, determining present and prosperous future. It is a region of great heritage. Orissa History Congress has the determination and the capability of unfolding the historical facts about Odisha and the website www.orihist.org shall take it to all corners of the world.
It is a matter of great satisfaction that Odisha History Congress successfully organize its 34th Annual Session under aegis of the Department of History, V.N College, Jajpur Road, 16-17 February 2013. I am most thankful to all delegates who have taken the trouble to undertake a long journey to attend the sessions, for their patience, cooperation and fortitude. I look forward for their continued support to the Organization.
The 34th Session of Odisha History Congress has bestowed an onerous responsibility on my shoulders. I thank every member of OHC for electing me with overwhelming majority. I commit myself to work in union with all of you. Our top priority is to hold lectures in colleges, number of regional sessions and to improve the quality of content of our publication.
|05.03.2013||The Executive Body meeting of OHC|