Newsletter – June 2017

UNMAAD is casting its spell on Orioz across Australia

After the sensational launch in May by Team Victoria, UNMAAD, our next Sammilani has strayed its magic over this period and community is getting drawn in to the PAGALPAN!
A call for the theme design has resulted in two creative pieces of art proposed for the theme, contributed by Subhendu Kumar and Madhav Padhi (see attached pictures). An on-line selection process has been floated by the Unmaad Media and PR Team to get the ‘most liked’ art chosen for the theme. If you have not selected your favourite one as yet…please follow this link:


In the meantime, the Victoria Team has secured the Sammilani venue (PGL Adventure Camps, PGL Campaspe Downs, 1302 Trentham Road, Kyneton, VIC 3444) by signing a contract with venue administration. For further details on what the venue is offering us during Unmaad, visit:

The much awaited RAJA festival is being celebrated across several States

Team Victoria is preparing for its signature annual event RAJA in grand style with a captivating video being posted in FB by Sameek. It is going to be celebrated on 24th June at the Flemington Community Hall, 25 Mt Alexander Rd, Flemington. For further details, please contact Aradhana (0466261606), Sam (0401345468) or Rajiv (0421669016).
Preparation is also in full swing by Team NSW. The community is getting its Raja underway on 17th (Saturday) at Bungarribee Park, Doonside. For further details please contact Satya (0405982634).

WA Orioz is organising for their Raja celebrations to be held on 18th June at 9 Pear Ridge, Winthrop. Lot of desi old time games like rumal chori, sack race, spoon and egg race are on the card. Mitha pana, doli jhula and odia pithas will be there too. Everyone is waiting eagerly for this function. For further details please contact Mahesh Bhai:
To spice up the occasion, our own talented Orioz, Sibani Mishra has posted her own recipe for the famous Odia ‘Poda Pitha’ in Orioz FB. If you want to give it a try please visit the following link:

Picnic by Lake Leschenaultia by Orioz Western Australia

WA Orioz community had a picnic on Sunday 28th May at the picturesque venue of Lake Leschenaultia (see pictures). The crystal blue water of the lake was pretty soothing to the eyes and the weather was perfect for kayaking. The team had a great day out with fun filled activities like kayaking, bush walking, card games and several kids activities.

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Efforts to revive the Orioz e-Magazine “Prachi”

There has been hectic activities over last few weeks to bring back the Orioz e-Magazine ‘Prachi’. It is noted that this magazine with Govind (Mishra) Bhai as the Editor had enormous impact on Orioz community that carried the literary and art contributions of several members till its last issue in 2013. Unfortunately, due to several administrative problems, it has gone into hibernation. With full support from EC, Rajendra Bhai, Rosie Bhauja and Govind Bhai are outlining some key action areas to get ‘Prachi’ back to the Orioz platform. More details will be available soon.

Public Liability Insurance for Orioz renewed till June 2018

We have now renewed the Public Liability Insurance till June 2018. This will ensure that our official Orioz activities such as the upcoming Sammilani ‘Unmaad’ is well covered for relevant damages/loses.

Membership Register for Orioz closing on 30th June

We have had a great membership drive so far this year. With the membership register closing on 30th June, we encourage families, friends and students who have not done this so far to take up the membership by contacting their State Lead or EC Member. Membership Fees are as follows: Single $10, family $20 yearly, single life membership $100 family life membership $200.

Orioz is working with Elemental to support two platform schools in Odisha

Orioz is working with a Sydney based social enterprise Elemental to develop resources based on teaching techniques used in two platform schools from Odisha. Apart from the schools in Odisha, Elemental is working with schools from Leon, Bangladesh and South Eastern Siberia. The resources will then be sold in a nominal price in Australia and outside of Australia, and a portion of that will be used to support the two platform schools in Odisha.