The Samaja
A 2019 stamp dedicated to the 100th anniversary of The Samaja
FormatPrint, online
Owner(s)Lok Sevak Mandal
Founder(s)Gopabandhu Dash
PublisherNiranjan Rath [1]
EditorSri Pramod Kumar Mohapatra [1]
Political alignmentIndependent
Free online

The Samaja is an Odia daily newspaper published in Cuttack, Odisha, India; started in 1919, it is one of the oldest papers in India.[2] Gopabandhu Das, a prominent freedom fighter and social worker started it as a weekly from Satyabadi in Puri district of Odisha to facilitate the freedom struggle and to revive the moribund Odia language. Under his leadership, and with the support of local people, the paper grew into prominence. In 1928, just before the death of Das, the paper was handed over to Lok Sevak Mandal (Servants of People Society), a non-profit organization started by freedom-fighter Lala Lajapatrai.[3] The society still runs the paper.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Trust : Servants of the People Society". The Samaja. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  2. ^ OdAdmin (26 September 2020). "IIMC Dhenkanal Holds Virtual Panel Discussion on the Occasion of the Centenary of 'The Samaja'". Odisha Breaking News | Odisha News | Latest Odisha News| Odisha Diary. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  3. ^ SoPS Website
  4. ^ The Samaja Website