Kudumi Cultural Society hosted BANDANA-2011 on 8-9th November 2010,a two day conference on recent trends and traditions in Kudmali culture and language.The conference was broadly based on the challenges and opportunities of this language in modern era. Jharkhand Ratna Shyam Sunder Mahto, Chakradharpur was the chief geust of this function. He spoke on relation between ancient, and modern Kudmali Culture. Dr.Adikanda Mohanta, the Chief Editor of magazine “BANDANA” discussed on importance of modern languages, and how can we deal with various challenges to develop this culture. Dr.Bhagbat Lenka was chief speaker, and his comparison of this culture with anothers was really acceptable. Sankarlal Mahto, Ganeswar Mahto, Om Prakash Mahto from Chakradharpur stressed on Kudmali Chari. 

The annual magazine “BANDANA” was inagurated in this conference. Chanchore (dance of dhinguans (singers and dancers with the madal baja(tune)) and Garu Khela(bullock dance with Madal tune ) are the traditions most popular in this culture on last BANDANA(budhi BANDANA).

KCS has been organizing bullock dance competition among the enthusiastic farmers. Last year Lembu Munda bagged the first, and Shusil Mohanta second in this mega event for better performance of their bullocks. Prize distribution was held in this conference. KCS distributed the cash award among the social workers volunteers.

Each and every year KCS has been distributing essential needs among the poor people and handicaps. In this conference also cloths distributed among the economically neglected people. This conference ended with the vote of thanks by Vijay kumar Mohanta, Principal, DAV Jashipur,Mayurbhanj. All efforts of arrangements by J.N.Shankar(Secretary KCS) led this conference to the path of success.

In this function Prahallad Mohanta,Khireitangiri,Kendujhar was awarded as JHUMAR KISHORE for his performance of excellency since a decay. He also performed Jhumar with his group.


“The Bandana-2011″on Kudumi Culture is a Conference which is being organized from 28 th-29th October2011 at Harichandanpur, Block-Saharpada, Dist-Kendujhar, Odisha.It will bring together (Odiya, English, Hindi) writers , Jhoomar lyricists, poets,artists, enthusiastic audience to enjoy & discuss on various social problems . The conference will have inaugural and valedictory function, keynote speakers , Jhoomar and short play presentations, cultural programs ,panel discussion and food arrangement. The proceedings of “Bandana-2011” will be published in book form as Annual Magazine BANDANA with the selected articles. The author of the all the articles will be awarded with the certificates .

NB: Now Magzine BANDANA prevails over Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Assam. Literary all belong to Kudmi Culture have not been using a unique language and alphabet. We request you to use Roman Kudmali as a solution of this problem. Follow Sample to develop your article.

Roman Kudmali alphabet is developed by Om Prakash Mahto.