31 December 2017
Bhubaneswar: Regardless of the genre or platform – from entertainment to comedy to networked social channels – contemporary media can have profound social impact, from influencing awareness and attitudes to shaping policy.
So, it becomes the responsibility of the media to create awareness and bring positive changes in the society.
OMMCOM NEWS posted innumerable stories, but some stories changed lives.
1: Blind Woman With Destitute Son Near Naveen Nowas Rescued
Barely few kilometres away from Naveen Niwas, Odisha CM's residence in Bhubaneswar lived Puspanjali Pradhan,a destitute woman almost blind with his mentally deranged 26-yr-old son and was on the verge of starvation as no social security schemes of the government reached her.
She had no BPL card, no voter ID card, ration card or Adhaar card and her husband had left her for a second wife as she had given birth to a disabled child.Puspanjali went through an eye surgery and got back her vision.
After OMMCOM NEWS reported it, activists got into action. Members of Odisha Patita Uddhar Samiti extended support. They made sure that the basic social security schemes reached her and she lived a respectable and dignified life.
2: Chained Kendrapada Theatre Actress Completely Free
A young 19-yr-old theatre actress Badani Samal was chained by her parents at her home as she got mentally deranged. OMMCOM NEWS reported this incident and also informed about the plight of this young girl to the CM Office and State Health Department.
The government authorities came forward and arranged her to be treated in SCB Medical College and Hospital.
The young girl who used to be so violent earlier, who was not able to dress herself and even soiled her clothes was now able to cook, go out for fishing and even able to do the normal household chores.
She was diagnosed with schizophrenia but with a proper treatment of two and half months, she started leading a perfectly normal life.
3: Russian Beggar Rehabilitated By District Authorities In Puri
A 43-yr-old Russian man Andrei Glagolev was seen seeking alms at theBada Danda, near the Jagannath temple in Puri. OMMCOM NEWS reported the condition of this man who had been abandoned by his wife and children for the religious bent of his mind.
He was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva and had willingly travelled to India and was seeking for a refugee extension at Delhi.
The news report catapulted the district authorities into action and he was shifted to a shelter home in Puri, where he was provided free food and accommodation.
The district administration also helped all assistance possible for this man.
4: State Health Department Helps Cancer Afflicted Jatra Artist
When the whole State was waiting with bated breath for the recovery of the conjoined twins Jaga-Balia, a renowned Jatra artist Ananta Ojha was battling against mouth cancer and had been completely drained off his finances.
OMMCOM NEWS reported the plight of this ailing artist who did not have the required funds to be hospitalised.
It came to the notice of the State Health Department and it promptly stepped in to ease out his problems.
OMMCOM NEWS provided them the artist's number to facilitate talks and find a solution to this matter. Notably, the artist got financial assistance from the government and is presently undergoing treatment. He is slowly recovering.
5: Tormented Lady OAS Officer Got Justice
A lady OAS officer Ms Sipra Sethy, Block Development Officer of Khandapada was continually harassed by a miscreant who hurled abuses with filthy sexual content at her over telephone. Despite lodging a complaint in the local police station, nothing substantial happened. These filthy telephonic harassment continue and that too, at unearthly hours.
OMMCOM NEWS reported it and contacted the SP of the district, Kanwar Vishal Singh after which the police team sprung into action and arrested the accused from the capital city Bhubaneswar by tracing the call records.