Dr. Namita Laxmi Jagaddeb
Dr. Namita Laxmi Jagaddeb hails from Odisha, India, she is Lecturer in English at Mahima Degree College. She writes poems in Odia and English on varieties of themes and translates them into both the languages. They are remarkable for elegance in style and intimacy of appeal. Her poems appear in the leading journals of the state as well as in International anthologies. She was awarded the prestigious ‘Priyapatra Award’ for her literary contribution and felicitated by Odisha Sahitya Academy for recital of her own poetry at different literary forums. Currently, she is functioning as Chief Sub-Editor of ‘Rock Pebbles’, a UGC approved Peer-Reviewed Journal of Language and Literature. Further, she is a Life Member of (i) Balavant Parekh Centre for General Semantics and other Human Sciences, Baroda. (ii) Osmania University Centre for International Programmes which are dedicated to sharing and disseminating views and opinions on contemporary critical issues. She has been participating and presenting Research Papers in different National & International Seminars and Conferences in India and abroad. The papers focus, among other things, the need for value based education for the youth to enable them to play dynamic and meaningful roles in the life of the nation in the context of globalisation. The other important objectives of papers include fostering fellow feeling, awareness of ecology, love for nature and non-human. Alongside lectureship, she has been educating the girl students on the need for self defence, self dependence and women empowerment. She is also associated in advisory capacity with Fight Against Cancer Trust, Jeypore for generating awareness against cancer. Further, she is an advisor to Global Economic Progress & Research Association (GEPRA), Tamil Nadu, which awarded her Bharat Ratna Indira Gandhi Gold Medal in 2018.