Open Seating Area
Venue OSUK2018: Darwen Vale School, Blackburn Road, Darwen, BB3 0AL
Reception Area
Venue OSUK2018: Darwen Vale School, Blackburn Road, Darwen, BB3 0AL
Venue OSUK2018: Darwen Vale School, Blackburn Road, Darwen, BB3 0AL
Dinning Area
Venue OSUK2018: Darwen Vale School, Blackburn Road, Darwen, BB3 0AL
Venue OSUK2018: Darwen Vale School, Blackburn Road, Darwen, BB3 0AL
Venue OSUK 2018
Darwen Vale School, Blackburn Road, Darwen, BB3 0AL
Maha Prashad
Maha Prashad (Odia: ମହାପ୍ରସାଦ) is the term applied to the 56 food items offered to Lord Jagannath in the holy Temple of Puri, located in Odisha, India.
Shree Mandira
The Jagannath Temple of Puri is a sacred Vaishnava temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath and located on the eastern coast of India, at Puri in the state of Odisha.
Puri Rathyatra 2015
Nabakalebara Rathyatra
Opening Song and Dance
OSUK 2014
Guests of Honour
Attending OSUK 2014
Odissi dance
Jai Jagannath
Sambalpuri dance group OSUk 2013
Dance group for OSUk 2013
Odisha Society UK (OSUK)

 OSUK has established 38 years ago as a voluntary organization looking after the social and cultural needs of Odias settled here in the United Kingdom. Odisha is a state in India with rich cultural heritage. Our organization has grown from strength to strength and has evolved as a link between Odisha and UK. Our vision is to promote Odia culture and ethos among people interested in Odisha. We regularly organize social and cultural events. The society encourages developmental activities and imbibing British and Odia cultures. Our members have always supported various charities and donated generously for any philanthropic causes.









Dear Friends

Greetings, Salutations and Namaskars! At the outset, on behalf of OSUK, we extend a hearty welcome to one and all to be a part and parcel of the forthcoming annual congress “ The 39th Annual Convention of Odisha Society of UK” to be held on 25th and 26th August 2018 in Darwen, Lancashire.

It is in the fitness of things and geographically appropriate,  that the chosen venue has a historic link with India. This association is seen best in Darwen, a quaint place, which is a picturesque market town with old world charm, that hosted an official visit from Mohandas K Gandhi in 1931 during the industrial revolution.

A lot of effort is pumped in with wholehearted contribution from friends and wellwishers in the preparation of this extravaganza. In the run into the programme, the organising committee is not leaving a single stone unturned, to make it yet another memorable fest with plenty of fun, frolic and ecstasy laden activities and for all age groups. This two-day programme encompasses entertainment, stage activities and talent search competitions to unearth the prodigies and acknowledge on stage.

Registration is now open and we would request you to kindly consider registering for the event as soon as possible so that we would be able to plan upfront and organise the event in a seamless manner without much hiccoughs.


Needless to say, we would be reaching out to each other during the event with the gastronomic delights of Odia cuisine fresh from the kitchen tickling your taste buds. It is no secret that cultural exchange and related tags associated with Odisha and its rich heritage will be on display.


I am sure, this will foster a sense of belonging amongst us and the harmonious relationship would certainly be cemented with a good social quotient.


Let's join together and make it count

Respects and regards

Your hosts in waiting

Mana, Sandeep & Rivan.






Odisha Society of UK (OSUK) Notification for Election of the Executive Committee 2018


Dear Osuk Members,


Elections for the OSUK Executive committee will be held this year for a period of three years. All the OSUK members fulfilling the election criteria can stand for the executive members as described below. They also can propose or second the members who want to stand for the executive posts. A consensus would be great, otherwise, an election will be held at the AGM of 2018 OSUK on 26th August, the Sunday.

The Election convenors for this year are

  1. Dr Nirendra Jena
  2. Dr Biswa Mohan Mishra

For conducting the elections impartiality, the Convenors will not propose or second anyone standing for the elections.

The elections will be held for the following posts:

  1. President (1 post)*
  2. General Secretary (1 post)*
  3. Journal Secretary (1 post)
  4. Cultural Secretary (1 post)
  5. Executive Committee members
  1. Executive Member (Cultural)
  2. Executive Member (Journal)
  3. Executive Member (Public Relations)
  4. Executive Member (Information Technology)
  5. Executive Member (Youth Affairs - Male)
  6. Executive Member (Youth Affairs - Female)

The post of Organising Secretary is decided by the consensus and invitation at the AGMs every year.



 1. Filing of the Nominations

 15th July 2018

 2. Withdrawal of Nominations, if any

 31st July 2018

 3. Elections to be held if necessary

 AGM 2018, 26th August Sunday


Please send the nomination forms to email add:


Rules/ criteria for the elections:


1. * It is Mandatory that the members wanting to contest for the posts of President and General Secretary must have paid their membership fees at least for the last two years i.e. 2016 and 2017.

2. For other posts, members must have paid their membership fees for the year 2017.

3. OSUK members must pay the membership fees for the year 2018 to contest the elections.

4. Only members can propose or second.

5. Please e mail the post you want to contest, name of the proposer and the seconder.

6. It is the responsibility of the candidate to seek consent from the proposer and the seconder, an Email from them to the convenors would be appreciated.


Kind regards,


Dr Nirendra Jena

Dr Biswa Mohan Mishra