I am a journalist turned social worker. Initially I started a club in my village and started work from collecting books and was able to establish a library in my village. But after complaint of some of my so called well-wishers in my village, my village, my father sent me to town. He advised me to do whatever I want in future. Then I concentrated in study. I enrolled as a Post Graduate Student in Department of Economics in Sambalpur University, Jyoti Vihar, Burla. There I came to know about other several sectors of study. Then I decided to study Journalism and Mass Communication. At the same time there was advertisement for Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication. I joined the course.
After completion of PG diploma I joined a local newspaper named “Samaya” as trainee Journalist. After six month, I joined a leading Oriya Daily, “The Dharitri”. There I worked as a journalist having the responsibility of selecting and translating important national and international news into Oriya.
The work was interesting, though sometimes I was pained. I have been thinking, “Though I want to do something, I am not given the scope. My role as a copy editor was limited to preparation of news stories that reaches to me. Slowly I thought, we are doing a thankless job where there is nothing other than praising and/or criticize anybody or organization. Then I thought the job is not suitable for me and I searched for opportunities to work in development sector. In the mean time I joined Master in Journalism and Mass Communication at ravenshaw University and successfully completed the course.
At that time there was an opening Living farms (http://www.living-farms.org) a Bhubaneswar based organization at that time working as Orissa partner of Development Research Communication and Service Centre, popularly known as Service Centre (www.drcsc.org).
Later I decided to go to my village and work for the people in my region. I came back to my village and started working. Now I live in my village, jamutia and dedicate in development work of my own area.