19th Anniversary of Odia magazine ‘Kadambini’ to be hosted on July 2


Bhubaneswar: Kadambini media is going to celebrate the 19th anniversary of  the largest circulated Odia magazine ‘The Kadambini’ and the 8th anniversary of ‘Kuni Katha’. The event will commence at 6 pm on July 2, 2019, at Rabindra Mandap in Bhubaneswar.

‘The Kadambini’ is the premier monthly family magazine of Odisha. And, ‘The Kunikatha’ is Odisha’s premier monthly family magazine for children. Educationist and Lok Sabha MP Dr. Achyuta Samanta is the founder of both the magazines. The renowned writer Dr. Iti Samanta is the editor of ‘The Kadambini’ and ‘The Kuni Katha’.


Governor of Jharkhand Her Excellency Smt Draupadi Murmu will grace the occasion as the chief guest. Renowned writer Udayan Vajpayee will be the honourable guest. Renowned writer and journalist Ashutosh Bhardwaj will be the chief speaker on this occasion. The meeting will be presided by veteran literateur d. Bibhuti Pattnaik.

Dr Iti Samanta
Book release

The event will also witness the inauguration of the July edition of ‘Kadambini’ and ‘Kuni Katha’. Besides, the book ‘Mudrita Nayika’, written by Dr. Iti Samanta will also be released on this occasion. The book has been published by Kadambini Media.

The guests have been requested to adorn their seats by 5.45 pm.


In this event, the following dignitaries will be honoured with the respective awards.

  • Kadambini Galpa Samman (award for stories) – Golap Manjari Kar
  • Kadambini Kabita Samman (award for poems) – Soubhagyabanta Maharana
  • Kadambini Anubad Samman (award for translation works)  – Prabasini Mahakud & Prabhakara Swain
  • Kadambini prachhadasilpi samman (award for cover design) – Bibhabati Dash
  • Kadambini Ama Rosei (award for cooking) & Barnika Patnaik Smruti Puraskar – Sweta Rout
  • Kadambini Priya Pathaka Sambardhana (award for reader) – Harekrushna Dash & Akshyata Arun
  • Kunikatha Priya Lekhaka Samman (writer award) – Nagendranath Pattanaik
  • Kunikatha Kuni-Pratibha Puraskar (Talent award) – Ipsita Biswal
  • Kadambini Galpa Unnwesha Puraskar (award for stories) – Parambir Chakra, Dileswar Rana, Swadesh Patra
  • Kadambini Kabya Unmesha Purashkar (Award for novel) – Dayanidhi Parida, Rashmiranjan Sahu, Swagatika Nayak
About ‘The Kadambini’

‘The Kadambini’ is the largest circulated (certified by ABC) monthly family Odia magazine of Odisha with the largest readership.


A comprehensive family magazine ‘The Kadambini’ has captured the mindscape of all sections of people of the state. It has also created its space in the heart of Odias residing in the country and abroad.

Target readers

This attractive monthly magazine with its broad content-mix and quality printing caters to the taste of all cultured Odias regardless of age, gender, and income level.


Each issue of ‘The Kadambini’ contains cover-features on social and cultural issues. The magazine also houses stories on lifestyle, fashion trends, movies, and television. Besides, the magazine also contains articles on sports, health, beauty, and cookery.

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When it comes to literature ‘The Kadambini’ presents fiction, poetry, serial novels other than Odia translations of classics from other languages.


The monthly magazine hits the stands with unfailing regularity on the first day of every month.

Special editions

Apart from the regular issues ‘The Kadambini’ brings out four special issues every year. Each issue, be it regular or special is a keepsake. These are designed with glossy work of art with multicoloured layouts.

Cover page of the June 2019 issue of ‘The Kadambini’
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About ‘The Kuni Katha’

‘The Kunikatha’ is Odisha’s premier monthly family magazine for children. This is an initiative by Kadambini Media meant for children and teenagers.


Millions of child-readers of ‘The Kadambini’ could not be satisfied with the limited share specified for them in the family magazine ‘The Kadambini’. They had been demanding and thriving for an exclusive magazine in Odia only for them. In order to meet their demand, Kadambini Media came up with ‘The Kunikatha’.


The magazine has all the elements for information, entertainment, and education of the twenty-first children. It contains stories, poems, jokes, cartoons, quizzes, G.K. other than topics on science, music, cinema, arts, and literature.


The magazine houses attractive multi-coloured layouts, beautiful sketches, and photographs. ‘The Kunikatha’ maintains timely publication, better quality and rich content akin to ‘The Kadambini’.


‘The Kuni Katha’ has a plan to reach all the students of different schools across Odisha.

Cover page of the June 2019 issue of ‘The Kunikatha’
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