7TH July , 1981 is a memorable day in the Odishan history. On that day , the Hera Panchami according to Hindu Calandar .Shri Jagannath Sanskrit Vishvavidayalaya was established in the holy land of Lord Jagannath , fulfilling the long aspirations of the Sanskrit lovers of the State. The credit of establishing this premier institution of Sanskrit learning goes to the then Chief Minister of Orissa Prajnana Vachaspati Sj. Janaki Ballabh Pattanayak , an eminent scholar of Sanskrit , who laid down the foundation stone at 9 A.M on 07/07/1981 at a spot of Mouza Balukhand.
The inaugural function was observed ceremoniously at 10.00 A.M in the S.C.S. College premises amidst chanting of Vedic hymns , observance of scriptural rites , ringing of bells and blowing of conchshells . Sj. Gangadhar Mohapatra , the then Minister of Education and Youth services welcomed the gathering. Sj. C.M.Poonacha , the then Governor and Chancellor of Universities of Odisha delivered the inaugural speech and Sj. J.B.Pattanayak was the Chief Speaker of the function . Prof. Prahallad Pradhan , the founder Vice Chancellor of the Vishvavidyalaya proposed the vote of thanks . More>