Welcome to ‘Matrubhasa’ e-paper. The odia daily, Matrubhasa is considered the pride of the Matrubhumi and the voice of the masses. The newspaper covers news related to political affairs, business news, sports, entertainment, health, education, career, lifestyle, women issues, fashion, art & culture, science & technology, etc.
Treading the path once enlightened by his grandfather late journalist Sri. Balakrushna Kar and his father Late Sri. Bichitrananda Kar, also a veteran journalist, Sri. Bikash Kar founded Matrubhasa, on the auspicious day of Rath Yatra, the car festival of Lord Jagannath on 5th July, 1989. Since the past 60 years, three generations have served the society and the field of journalism with dedicated and authentic news. Matrubhasa, carries the rich legacy of the family in journalism. It is currently edited and managed by Smt. Salila Kar, wife of Late Sri. Bikash Kar.
During its short span of existence it has been able to garner support and good will of the people. Matrubhasa has attracted many ambitious young men who have accepted journalism as their way of life. It was started in a tabloid size consisting of four pages in the initial years and just after four months, Matrubhasa enhanced its size to get enrolled by the government. Matrubhasa, is declared as an ‘A’ grade daily by Govt of Odisha and also been certified by Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI) as ‘Big’ newspaper.
This eight pages and eight columned newspaper has a lot of entertainment in its small package. Editorials are brave, constructive and full of facts & figures. The newspaper has five basic responsibilities – to survive, to provide information, to offer guidance, to entertain and to serve the public.
Late Sri Bikash Kar not only shaped the family heirloom in journalism with a discerning heart and business acumen but also generated opportunities for many aspiring scribes and young politicos.
“Jagannath Swami Nayana Patha Gami Bhaba Tume”
"My vision is to deliver captivating and quality news to the readers, which apprises, entertains and motivates. To raise awareness among the readers about the issues that needs to be highlighted and actioned upon. To encourage an integrated work atmosphere with new talents who are bold and spirited. To cultivate love for very own ‘Matrubhasa’ amongst the youngsters and promote readership."
Late Sri Bikash Kar
"ଯୁଗେ ଯୁଗେ ହିଁ ଦେଶର ପ୍ରଗତିରେ ଭାଷା ହିଁ ନିର୍ଣ୍ଣାୟକ ଭୂମିକା ଗ୍ରହଣ କରିଆସିଛି | ଚୀନ, ଜାପାନ, ଫ୍ରାନ୍ସ ପ୍ରଭୃତି ଦେଶଗୁଡିକ ଏହାର ଗୋଟିଏ ଗୋଟିଏ ଉଦାହରଣ | 'ମାତୃଭାଷା' ସମ୍ବାଦପତ୍ରର ନାମକରଣ ଏହି ଉକ୍ତି ପାଇଁ ଏକାନ୍ତ ପ୍ରଯୁର୍ଯ୍ୟ | କାରଣ ଏହା ମଣିଷ ହୃଦୟର ପ୍ରକୃତଭାଷାକୁ ଜନସାଧାରଣଙ୍କ ନିକଟରେ ପହଞ୍ଚାଇବାକୁ ସକ୍ଷମ ହୋଇଛି | ଏହା ହିଁ ଥିଲା ଆମର ପ୍ରୟାସ ଓ ଲକ୍ଷ୍ୟ |
'ମାତୃଭାଷା' ର 'ମ' ଅକ୍ଷର ଏକ ମହତ୍ ଉଦ୍ଦେଶ୍ୟ ନେଇ ଗଠିତ | ଯାହା ମା'ର ଭାଷାକୁ ସଚେତନତା ମାଧ୍ୟମରେ ପଠାକପାଠିକାମାନଙ୍କ ନିକଟରେ ପହଞ୍ଚାଇବାକୁ ସମର୍ଥ ହୋଇଥାଏ | ଯାହାର ଉଦ୍ଦେଶ୍ୟ ମହତ୍ ଥାଏ ସେ ସତ୍ୟର ହିଁ ପରିପନ୍ଥୀ | ଆଗାମୀ ଦିନରେ ଏହା ନିଜର ସ୍ଵପ୍ନ ଓ ଚେଷ୍ଟାକୁ ନିଶ୍ଚୟ ସଫଳ କରିବ | ଏହି ସମ୍ବାଦପତ୍ର ବିନା ରାଜନୈତିକ ପ୍ରୋତ୍ସାହନରେ ଆଜି ପର୍ଯ୍ୟନ୍ତ ସଗର୍ବରେ ତାର ମୁଲ୍ୟ ବଜାୟ ରଖିଛି | ଏହାର ଅବକ୍ଷୟ ନାହିଁ | ପବିତ୍ର ରଥଯାତ୍ରା ଅବସରରେ ଏହା ଆତ୍ମପ୍ରକାଶ କରିଥିଲା, ଏଣୁ ଏହି ପତ୍ରିକା ଉପରେ ପ୍ରଭୁ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥଙ୍କର ଅଶେଷ ଆଶୀର୍ବାଦ ରହିଛି |"