The Samaja

Summary

The Samaja is an Odia daily newspaper published in Cuttack, Odisha, India; started in 1919, it is one of the oldest papers in India.[2] Gopabandhu Das, a prominent freedom fighter and social worker started it as a weekly from Satyabadi in Puri district of Odisha to facilitate the freedom struggle and to revive the moribund Odia language. Under his leadership, and with the support of local people, the paper grew into prominence. In 1928, just before the death of Das, the paper was handed over to Lok Sevak Mandal (Servants of People Society), a non-profit organization started by freedom-fighter Lala Lajapatrai.[3] The society still runs the paper.[4]

The Samaja
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The Samaja 2019 stamp of India.jpg
A 2019 stamp dedicated to the 100th anniversary of The Samaja
TypeDaily
FormatPrint, online
Owner(s)Lok Sevak Mandal
Founder(s)Gopabandhu Dash
PublisherNiranjan Rath [1]
EditorSri Susanta Kumar Mohanty [1]
Founded1919
Political alignmentIndependent
LanguageOdia
HeadquartersCuttack
Circulation3,50,000
Sister newspaperssamajalive.in
Websitethesamaja.com
Free online archivessamajaepaper.in

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Trust : Servants of the People Society". The Samaja. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  2. ^ OdAdmin (2020-09-26). "IIMC Dhenkanal Holds Virtual Panel Discussion on the Occasion of the Centenary of 'The Samaja'". Odisha Breaking News | Odisha News | Latest Odisha News| Odisha Diary. Retrieved 2021-02-02.
  3. ^ SoPS Website
  4. ^ The Samaja Website