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  1. 1. 14| BHUBANESWAR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 Youth Post T he huge spurt in consumption of dairy and other milk-based prod- ucts has literally opened the floodgates for a lot new career op- tions, with dairy technology becoming a hot option. BTech in dairy technology or dairy sci- ence and technology offers intensive training in milk processing and quality control, and engineering aspects of dairy processing equipment. The disciplines that are offered at the PG level for graduates in dairy tech- nology include dairy microbiology, dairy chemistry, dairy engineering, animal biochemistry, animal biotech- nology, animal genetics and breed- ing, livestock production and man- agement, animal nutrition, animal physiology, dairy economics and dairy extension education. ELIGIBILITY Students who have completed 10+2 with physics, chemistry and mathe- matics are eligible to study dairy tech- nology after having taken respective entrance tests. After completing BTech, one can go for a Master’s degree in dairying. The course offers intensive training in various aspects of production, pro- cessing and management. Those who have completed the post- graduate programme can go for PhD re- search programmes within the country as well as abroad. JOB OPPORTUNITIES At present more than 400 dairy plants and 175 dairy equipment manufactur- ers are functioning in the country. INSTITUTES OFFERING COURSES IN DAIRY TECHNOLOGY The postgraduate programme in dairying is offered only by a few insti- tutions in India. NATIONAL DAIRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NDRI) NDRI in Karnal, Haryana, is a leader in research and education in the field of dairy science and technology. It offers BTech in dairy technology, and Master’s and PhD programmes in dairying. These programmes are also available at its south- ern regional campus in Bangalore. Admissions to these courses are conducted through all India entrance examinations. The agricultural universities or institutes offering courses in dairy science and technology in India are: a Dairy Science College (University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore) a College of Veterinary Science (Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University) a Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, Hyderabad a College of Dairy Science (Rajasthan Agricultural University), Udaipur a Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Dairy Technology, Patna a West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences a Allahabad Agricultural Institute a Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur a Dairy Science Institute, Asrey Milk Colony, Government of Maharastra a Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh a In Kerala, the College of Dairy Science and Technology, Idukki (presently functioning at Mannuthy) offers BTech in dairy science and technology. This college comes under the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU), Mannuthy, Thrissur. Admission to the course is on the basis of ranks obtained in the common entrance examination. PNN The disciplines offered at the PG level for graduates in dairy technology include dairy microbiology, dairy chemistry, dairy engineering, animal biochemistry, animal biotechnology and animal genetics and breeding T here aren’t many who possess the grit to translate their dreams into reality. The odyssey from a childhood fantasy to fame was a tough and exhausting journey, but Devesh Ranjan vowed never to say ‘no’ until des- tiny bowed down to his perseverance. The first ever male Oriya actor to have bagged a lead role in an international film, Ranjan plays the lead character of Shyam in Bhutanese filmmaker Khyentse Norbu’s upcoming English film Vara: A Blessing, opposite Bollywood actress Shahana Goswami. With the movie slated to make its world premiere during its screening as the opening film at the 18th Annual Busan International Film Festival in South Korea and at the 57th BFI London Film Festival, OP spoke to this dusky and shy lad from Jajpur about his journey thus far. Ranjan who grew up watching films of superstars like Amitabh Bachchan and Mithun Chakraborty and their Oriya counterparts Sriram Panda and Uttam Mohanty, says that more than the charm of actors, it was the overall appeal of the film industry that inspired him to choose acting as a career. “My passion for dance added fuel to fire. For years, I tried to figure out ways to enter the industry. During my college days I used to organise dramas in the village and bunk classes to visit Oriya film producers and directors in Bhubaneswar to get a role in films. My family, however, wanted me to continue with academics, instead. I left for Delhi in 1996 to pursue a course in com- pany secretaries after completing my BCom from Vyasanagar College, Jajpur; but found love in theatre. It not only taught me the fine nuances of acting, but also induced in me the hope to find new avenues to the film industry,” says Ranjan. Though working with theatre gurus like Dilip Shankar, Robin Das, MK Sharma and BV Karanth gave Ranjan the much- neededexposureandexperience,hewasheart- broken by a spate of rejections by the National School of Drama, which he had wanted to join. After a four-year stint in the- atre in Delhi, he joined the Mandi School of Drama in Himachal Pradesh to pursue a course in acting, before finally moving to Mumbai to try his luck in films. During an entire decade in Mumbai, Ranjan, despite bleak opportunities, re- fused offers of petty roles in television soaps and preferred working as a model, a voice-over artist and a casting director while awaiting a break. “I was, at times, of- fered to play the lead in TV serials and side characters in films, but never got to play any, as either they rejected me for my com- plexion,orIrefusedthemforthescript.There were times when I didn’t get a proper script to judge the film and in the process lost sub- stantialroles,”saysRanjanwhowasalsocho- sen and rejected for three lead roles in some hit films in recent times. Vara: A Blessing came his way while Ranjan, bogged down by rejections and failure, had moved to his village for a break. “It was when Dilip Shankar, the casting director of Life of Pi, whom I consider my mentor and guru, mailed me informing that Norbu wanted me to audition for the role. I sent them videos of my audi- tion after shooting it with much difficulty in my village. They liked me and short- listed me among other reputed Bollywood actors who were vying for the role, and I felt like kissing the clouds when they congratulated me for having bagged the role,” says Ranjan. “The indigenous hue of my complexion, which I had earlier con- sidered a curse to live with, had proved to be a boon for me,” he adds. Shot in Sri Lanka, the film is based on the novel Rakta Aar Kanna (translated as Blood and Tears in English) by distinguished Bengali author Sunil Gangopadhayay. The story revolves round the lives of Shyam (played by Ranjan), a low-caste boy, who wants to be a sculptor and move to the city; and his childhood friend Lila (played by Shahana Goswami), a Bharatnatyam dancer and daughter of a Devadasi. The film which addresses the themes of love, sacrifice and caste discrimination also touches a spiritual chordthroughitsportrayaloftwoindividuals who seek God and love in each other. While Lila considers Shyam – an untouchable – an embodiment of Lord Krishna, she, in turn, plays muse to Shyam inspiring him to get above his station in social life. “I play a character often abused and bul- liedforaspiringthingsthathispositiondoes- n’t allow him to. But he never cries or com- plains,ratherforgetsandstriveshardtoreach hisgoal,”saysRanjanwhoconsidersShyam’s characterasanarchetypeforindividualswho have struggled to secure an individual iden- tity, but have died unnoticed. Ranjanwhoworkedhardtoinfuselifeinto thecharactersayshisskillsatplayingtheflute and painting helped him a lot. “While I had earlier learnt the instrument for a brief pe- riodunderGuruHariprasadChaurasiaathis Gurukul in Mumbai, after signing the film I visited the tribal areas of Orissatopickupsometribal notes. I also learnt sculpt- ing under the tutelage of HarekrushnaMaharanato addedgetothecharacter,” says Ranjan, also a trained Chhau dancer. Asked whether it was intimidating to share screen space with senior actors like Goswami and Geeta Chandran, Ranjan says, “I tend to shed all my shy- ness once I enter the skin of the character.” A fan of direc- tors Alfred Hitchcock, Akira Kurosawa,Satyajit Ray, Anurag KashyapandOriya filmmaker Prashant Nanda, the actor describes his direc- torKhyentseNorbu as somebody who knows how to get the best out of his ac- tors and gives them the freedom to ex- plore their selves. Ranjan who never got a positive re- sponse from the Oriya film industry dur- ing his salad days, however, harbours no ran- cour. “If given a chance I would certainly work in an Oriya film, or for that matter, in any vernacular film with a good script and a talented director.” Asked what held him back all these days, Ranjan says it’s destiny that controls man. He, at the same time, vouches for hard work and honesty which pay off in the end, even if success arrives late, as hap- pened in his case. “Struggle and life taught me to survive in this dog-eat-dog world and I have learnt never to compromise and give in till faint rays of success swim through the crevices of my window,” he adds. T he techie from Koraput, who is currently a student of SRM University, Chennai, was the only Indian among the 40 dele- gates from various countries across the globe to put forth his perspective on youths at the recently-concluded International Human Rights Summit in Brussels from September 5-9. The 20-year- old mechanical engineer capitalis- es on Gandhian values — tolerance and peace – and promulgates them through his poems. Orissa POST catches up with the advocate of human rights and poet who made it to the Limca Book of Records as the ‘World Poetry Youth Poet Ambassador of India’ earlier this year. The young poet ideates the power of young India... How does it feel to be the only Indian torchbearer at the 10th annual inter- national summit? I was surprised to receive a letter from the President of Youth for Human Rights International, Mary Shuttleworth inviting me to the International Human Rights Summit. I was elated. At the same time, ac- countability to put forth the best face of my country made me a little concerned too. The very moment I wore the sash which had the letters of India boldly written on it, I felt proud. I was taken over by a sense of belonging to my homeland. What was your stance on the issue of human rights at the International Human Rights Summit? Many parts of the world are currently see- ing a wave of change. There have been se- rious human rights breaches which are stir- ring up protests and wars across the world. I put forth ideas to restore our basic rights and also suggested how technology could be an aid. I also highlighted on Gandhian val- ues in detail and exemplified how they might help usher in an era of peace. While youth power is on the rise, can young India play a lead role in bring- ing about change? From the Arab Spring to the protests in Turkey, youths are spearheading the battle for human rights. A study suggests that countries which have a larger number of youths are likely to see changes and reforms in the coming days. While youths make one third of India’s popu- lation,wearesettobecometheyoungestcoun- try with a steady rise in the youth population to 464 million by 2020. Superpowers like China, Japan and the West are ageing. With 64 per cent of India’s population being in the working age group, the demographic dividend willgiveusanunprecedentededge.Butdiscrepant accesstoopportunities,especiallythelackofem- phasisoneducation,continuestoplagueourcoun- try. We should try addressing the persistent problems first. (During his spare time, Samarendra visits slums to teach kids. He believes we should al- ways do our bit for society. Such small things can usher in big changes). How does poetry and mechanical en- gineering go hand in hand? I have always been creative since my child- hood days. Literature and sports have been my area of interest. My burning passion for po- etry has never been a hurdle. Rather that helps me express and let my hair down. It satisfies me from within. I feel everyone must pursue their passion or hobby to keep themselves oc- cupied and make use of time. How do poems help you articulate your feelings? Dilemmasofoursocietyinstigatemetowrite. When I want to talk about it, I pen down a poem. The scenic beauty of my hometown Damanjodi has always fired my imagination. Engineering a YOUNG INDIAA Blessing indeed for Oriya lad The first-ever male Oriya actor to have bagged a role in an international film, Devesh Ranjan plays the lead charac- ter in Bhutanese filmmaker Khyentse Norbu’s upcoming English film Vara: A Blessing Stills from the flim Vara: A Blessing Samarendra’s poem on the 26/11 Mumbai attack comes down heavily on terrorism. ‘The Threshold of Love’ which pleaded for a pollu- tion-free Yamuna river and for the safety of the Taj Mahal, brought him accolades. He has written 400-odd poems in Oriya, Hindi and English. His anthology of poems ‘My Musings - The Poetry Within’ was published three years ago. Ariadne Sawyer, President of World Poetry Reading Series, invited him to participate at the World Poetry International Peace Festival at Vancouver in Canada where his poems were highly appreciated by the stalwarts from across 10 countries. He was conferred three major awards there. Besides being a poet, the final year engineering stu- dent is an ace table tennis player having rep- resented Koraput in several state and nation- al level tournaments. Milking a career in dairy industry

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