Welcome to OSA
The Orissa Society of the Americas (OSA) is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the promotion and propagation of Oriya culture in Americas by bringing together all the people interested in Orissa through socio-cultural events, and developmental activities.
The Orissa Society of the Americas (OSA) is a non-political, non-profit, and voluntary association recognized as a 501(c)(3) public non-profit in the United States. OSA was established in 1969 by a few visionary Oriyas who thought of establishing Oriya identity in the adopted land. The society was incorporated in 1981 in Tennessee as a non-profit corporation for promoting activities for a better understanding of Oriya culture and exchange of information between Orissa, United States and Canada. Today OSA is a strong organization with 900 or more individual and family members.
OSA Newsletter Utkarsa - September 2012 Issue
43rd OSA Annual Convention Report
OSA Convention in Seattle (July 5-7, 2012)
OSA Workshop in Bhubaneswar, Dec 22, 2011
Fundraising for Odisha
Resolutions Passed in GBM 2011
The 43rd OSA 2012 annual convention in Seattle, Washington was held July 5 -7, 2012. It was a gala gathering of about five hundred Odias, both diasporic as well as from Odisha. It was held at the Newport Performing Arts Center, Bellevue and was hosted by the Pacific Northwest chapter of the Odisha Society of the Americas. The theme of the convention was Eka Mana, Eka PrAna. Eka PrAnta, Eka Chinha: Bringing Odias together. The Convener was Amulya Das and the co-conveners were Pradeep Sahoo and Rakesh Patnaik. The highlights of this year’s convention were the pre-convention symposia- the Symposium on Higher Education in Odisha: Challenges & Opportunities coordinated by Prof. Abani Patra and the symposium on the Buddhist Heritage and knowledge institutions of Odisha coordinated by Prof. Chitta Baral. Read the detailed report.
July 8, 2011
OSA 2011 Convention was a memorable convention featuring largest number of musicians in the history of OSA. Please check the following web pages for videos and photographs. A comprehensive report by the convention committee is available.
More will be coming soon! The convention webpage at http://www.osa11.org contains the complete program list.
OSA Convention, California: A Long Lasting Memory
July 6, 2010
OSA celebrated its 41st anniversary from July 2nd-4th, 2010 in Redwood City, California The convention was a huge success. Check photographs and video clips.