OSA 2013 - 44th OSA convention in Chicago


Dear Friends,

I am happy to announce that the 44th OSA convention is going to be held in Chicago during the 4th of July weekend, 2013. It was approved at the OSA 2012 in Seattle. The yearly OSA convention is known as our annual jatra where we all get together as an extended community, socialize with one another, renew our bonds and celebrate our odia culture and heritage. Once a year, we are so proud to come together in one location where we create a memorable experience of love, fellow feeling and social bonding, Our friends from OSA Chicago chapter are already working hard to give the participants a wonderful cultural experience, showcasing our Odia heritage and tradition we have preserved in the Diaspora.

The OSA, Chicago, has unanimously nominated Mr. Gyana Patnaik as the convener of the OSA 2013 convention. My heartfelt congratulations to Gyana Patnaik for his willingness to come forward and help lead his chapter in organizing this convention. On behalf of OSA executives, I thank OSA 2013 Convener Gyana Patnaik, OSA Chicago Chapter president Jhara Das, OSA treasurer, Sushant Satpathy and all the volunteers of Chicago chapter for putting in all their efforts to have a successful convention. The Chicago convention website for the OSA 2013 is in the making and will be announced soon.

On behalf of the OSA administration, I extend my invitation to all of you, your friends and extended family to save the July 4th weekend and plan to attend the OSA 2013 convention. We will keep you posted; please continue to check our website for more news on the venue, cultural programs, seminar and other exciting activities planned for the 2013 OSA convention.

You all will receive separate message and update from the convener Gyana Patnaik regarding our 2013 OSA convention.

With warmest wishes,

Dr. Annapurna Devi Pandey
President, OSA