The Zee Kalinga News Channel organized a photo competition online, based on the theme of ‘Moo Gaon Sundar’, On the occasion of World Photography Day - 2016. My name as winner announced on the channel and channel telecasted the prize receiving clip on 20th August 2016. I felt delighted on receiving the Gift from Mr. Satya Prakash Nayak, News Head, Zee Kalinga, Odisha. Feeling ecstatic!
The Mushroom Circle organized its monthly competition, this time themed “Pattern” and I came up winning the 1st prize again. Mr. Chandra Kanta Beriha, a Senior Photographer and System Manager at State Bank of India awarded me the certificate on 3rd July 2016 at the venue of State Veterinary Council Office, Shahid Nagar, Bhubaneswar.
Nothing could be more wonderful than this! Yes, a photograph of the flying Himalayan Monal taken by me featured in the Wild Sojourns magazine of its May-June 2016 Edition. I am elated with this honor. Thank you Wild Sojourns for featuring my shot in your magazine!
I am delighted to see my name published in an Indian Journal about the sighting of this beautiful bird, Great Bittern. I am grateful and give credit to my guide, Mr. Hajari Behera, who keeps informing me about birds and in this case, apprised me about this elusive bird gliding over the wetlands of Mangalajodi. Another bird enthusiast, Mamta Megha was alongside me for the photo documentation of this wading bird.
I am too pleased to say that the Cover Page of Bengali Magazine ‘Vraman Pakhi’ carried the photograph of a Great Egret snapped by me on its May 2015 Edition. It was an interesting scene of the Great Egret spearing the fish after its concentrated stalking in a motionless pose. I am hugely thankful to the magazine ‘Vraman Pakhi’ for this honour.
I am proud and excited about becoming one of the winners of the Photo Competition on theme 'Freedom'. The competition was held on the occasion of World Photography Day. Zee Kalinga New Head, Mr. Satya Prakash Nayak felicitated me with gifts as I was ranked as one of the Best Ten Photographers in the competition. The photo contest was organized in association with the Happy Photographers Team on 15th August 2015.
The Mushroom Circle organized its monthly photo competition, based on the theme of ‘Early Winter Morning’. On this occasion, one of the most eminent doctors and an incredible photographer, Dr. Falguni Ray graced the occasion with his presence. I felt delighted on receiving the certificate from the man himself. Feeling ecstatic!
Mushroom Circle organized this photo competition themed 'Rainy Street' and I came up as a 3rd prize winner of the competition. I received the certificate from Mr. K. L. Purohit, Assistant Director at Nandankanan, who graced the event held on 27th September 2014. This time, 'Rainy Street' was the theme for this monthly photo competition.
Continuing with its monthly photo competitions, Mushroom Circle organized 'Cyclist' themed competition this time on 5th July 2015. I participated in this competition and won the 3rd Prize, only to get awarded by the great Dr. Sauren Manoo Das. I am feeling extremely happy and excited after winning this prize!
This time I better my rank to the 2nd position! Yes, I won the 2nd prize for the 'Silhouette' themed photo competition organized by Mushroom Circle. And, to my honour and delight, it was the eminent photographer Mr. Sanjit Pattnaik, who awarded me the certificate at an event held on 2nd August 2015. Tasting success gives a boost to confidence and inspires to shoot more incredible photographs.
I had captured the image of a Northern Pintail and I am glad to announce that it found a place on the Special Cover Page of the Mangalajodi Wetland September 2014 Edition published by the Indian Postal Department. The Northern Pintail is a fairly large duck, which was in the open wetlands of Mangalajodi and I took the fantastic shot right on time!
The Odia Newspaper 'The Samaja' featured a report on the CamEra Exhibition to be held on 21st June 2014. I was one of the participants and my photographs were exhibited at different public places of Bhubaneswar. The image published on the left features people viewing and appreciating my photographs at the exhibition. Commendation coming directly from the people gives a great satisfaction.
It becomes a moment of pride when the public appreciates your work. People who visited the exhibition admired the photographs taken by us. As a first time, the culture of Odisha was represented so beautifully through the lens at Lalitkala Academy and due to that, felicitations were bestowed upon us photographers. I felt immensely elated when I was felicitated from the Director of Culture, Government of Odisha on 27th June 2015. This was truly an unforgettable moment of my life.
Exhilarated and thankful, that's what I felt when I received this special gift from Nikon. I received a Hand grip strap for DSLR as a gift for the best photograph taken during a Nikon Outdoor Workshop at Khandagiri on 29th June 2014. Time to click more!
The popular newspaper 'The Times of India' on its Sunday Bhubaneswar Edition publishes a report on the 'CamEra' Exhibition. This exhibition showcased the photographs taken by the best ten photographers through Banglanatak.com of Kolkata. Mainly, it was themed about the Culture of Odisha and I was one of those lucky photographers whose photographic documentations were on display. The report tells about the opening ceremony of the exhibition on 22nd June 2014. Moreover, it carries a photograph in which the Culture Director and I are seen as observing the photographs in the exhibition.
Coming up as the winner of Mushroom Photo Competition, themed ‘Yellow’ is my first achievement in photography skills. I was felicitated by Mr. P. C. Dhir in a later event of February 2014. It would not have been possible without the immense support and encouragement from my photography club named “Mushroom Circle”, whose member treated me like a family. I learnt so many aspects after joining here and it helped enhance my photography skills.
Odia Newspaper Prameya on its 25th August 2014 Edition reports the sighting of a rare bird species Indian Vulture, which is said to happen almost after a long gap of 15 years. Myself, Pramod Sir & Manoj Babu were the members of 'Kalinga Birds-Odisha Birds' who discovered this rare bird near the skies of Satkosia Jungle, Karanjia, Mayurbhanj and also clicked several photographs, which proves the sighting of this Indian Vulture.