Archibald Lampman

Archibald Lampman was a Canadian poet. "He has been described as'the Canadian Keats. The Canadian Encyclopedia says that he is "generally considered the finest of Canada's late 19th-century poets in English."Lampman is classed as one of Canada's Confederation Poets, a group which includes Charles G. D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, Duncan Campbell Scott. Archibald Lampman was born at Morpeth, Ontario, a village near Chatham, the son of Archibald Lampman, an Anglican clergyman. "The Morpeth that Lampman knew was a small town set in the rolling farm country of what is now western Ontario, not far from the shores of Lake Erie. The little red church just east of the town, on the Talbot Road, was his father's charge."In 1867 the family moved to Gore's Landing on Rice Lake, where young Archie Lampman attended at the Barron's School. In 1868 he contracted rheumatic fever, which left him lame for some years and with a permanently weakened heart. Lampman attended Cobourg Collegiate, followed by Trinity College School in Port Hope and Trinity College in Toronto, graduating in 1882.

While at university, he published early poems in Acta Victoriana, the literary journal of Victoria College. In 1883, after a frustrating attempt to teach high school in Orangeville, Ontario, he took an appointment as a low-paid clerk in the Post Office Department in Ottawa, a position he held for the rest of his life. Lampman "was slight of middle height, he had a fascinating personality. Sincerity and high ideals characterized his life and work."On Sep. 3, 1887, Lampman married 20-year-old Maude Emma Playter. "They had a daughter, Natalie Charlotte, born in 1892. Arnold Gesner, born May 1894, was the first boy. A third child, Archibald Otto, was born in 1898." In Ottawa, Lampman became a close friend of Indian Affairs bureaucrat Duncan Campbell Scott. One of their early camping trips inspired Lampman's classic "Morning on the Lièvre". Lampman met and befriended poet William Wilfred Campbell. Lampman and Scott together wrote a literary column, "At the Mermaid Inn," for the Toronto Globe from February 1892 until July 1893.

As Lampman wrote to a friend: Campbell is deplorably poor.... In order to help his pockets a little Mr. Scott and I decided to see if we could get the Toronto "Globe" to give us space for a couple of columns of paragraphs & short articles, at whatever pay we could get for them, they agreed to it. "In the last years of his short life there is evidence of a spiritual malaise, compounded by the death of an infant son and his own deteriorating health." Lampman died in Ottawa at the age of 37 due to a weak heart, an after-effect of his childhood rheumatic fever. He is buried, fittingly, at Beechwood Cemetery, in Ottawa, a site he wrote about in the poem "In Beechwood Cemetery", his grave is marked by a natural stone on, carved only one word: Lampman. A plaque on the site carries a few lines from his poem "In November": In May 1881, when Lampman was at Trinity College, someone lent him a copy of Charles G. D. Roberts's published first book and Other Poems; the effect on the 19-year-old student was immediate and profound: I sat up most of the night reading and re-reading "Orion" in a state of the wildest excitement and when I went to bed I could not sleep.

It seemed to me a wonderful thing that such work could be done by a Canadian, by a young man, one of ourselves. It was like a voice from some new paradise of art, doing. A little after sunrise I got up and went out into the college grounds... everything was transfigured for me beyond description, bathed in an old world radiance of beauty. I have never forgotten that morning, its influence has always remained with me. Lampman sent Roberts a fan letter, which "initiated a correspondence between the two young men, but they did not meet until after Roberts moved to Toronto in late September 1883 to become the editor of Goldwin Smith's The Week."Inspired, Lampman began writing poetry, soon after began publishing it: first "in the pages of his college magazine, Rouge et Noir. "The prime literary antecedents of Lampman lie in the work of the English poets Keats and Arnold," says the Gale Encyclopedia of Biography, "but he brought new and distinctively Canadian elements to the tradition. Lampman, like others of his school, relied on the Canadian landscape to provide him with much of the imagery and philosophy which characterize his work....

Acutely observant in his method, Lampman created out of the minutiae of nature careful compositions of color and subtle movement. Evocatively rich, his poems are sustained by a mood of revery and withdrawal, while their themes are those of beauty, wi

Otto Bänninger

Otto Charles Bänninger was a Swiss sculptor, born in Zürich. He married Germaine Richier on 12 December 1929. "Otto-C.-Bänninger-Weg" in Zürich is named for him. Knabe mit Pferd, 1939, Schweizerische Landesausstellung in Zürich Bullinger-Denkmal, 1939–1940, Zürich, Grossmünster Der Genesende, 1946–48, Zürich, Universitätsspital Remonte!, 1957, Aare-Brücke Bronzeportal, 1957, Schaffhausen, Münster Reiterstandbild Henri Guisan, 1967, Lausanne-Ouchy Charles-Albert Cingria: Otto Charles Bänninger. Graphis, Zürich 1949. Franz Müller: Reiner Statuaire. Otto Charles Bänninger – Porträts und Denkmäler. In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 18./19. Januar 1997, S. 68. Otto Bänninger in German and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland

M.N High School, Pattamundai

Manmatha Nath High School better known as M. N High School, is a co-ed senior secondary Odiah medium school located in Pattamundai in District of Kendrapara, India; the courses at high school levels are affiliated to the Board of Odisha. Conception: The establishment of a High School was first conceived by Late Surendranath Basu Ray, the Superintendent of the "UTTIKANA" Estate; the Estate was allotted to Late Digambar Mitra in 1859. And his grand son was Late Manmath Nath Mitra; the Superintendent was the man to manage the day-to-day affairs of the estate and was a local resident of Patamundai in those days. The three sons of Late M N Mitra were the zamindars of the estate. Land Acquisition: The local personalities like Late Akuli Mishra of Baktarpur village, Late Gokul Chandra Verma, few other personalities had formed a society "Jana Mangala Samiti". After regular meetings and deliberations, they had influenced the Superintendent of the estate to establish the school, but the land was needed for the school.

A delegation led by both the personalities had met the zamindar brothers Late Kiran Kumar mitra, Late Bijay Kumar Mitra and Late Sanat Kumar Mitra to donate a piece of land for the school. And the three brothers proposed to name the school in the name of their deceased father, and the delegation was agreed to name the school as "Manamanth nath high School". But the land was not sufficient. Hence some land was donated by persons like Late Damodar Tripathy, Late Pranakrishna Giri, Late Kunja Bihari Rout, Late Dinabandhu Choudhury, Late Harekrushna Choudhury and Late Chintamani Choudhury. Activation: The school came into existence on 13/01/1944 at "Rabindra Medical Hall", presently the "Town Hall", adjacent to the present Pokhariapada U P School; the first Headmaster was Late Kanhu Charan Mishra of Baktarpur. The students appeared first High School Certificate Examination in 1947 under the Utkal University, Bhubaneswar; the school is on an area of 5.13 acres of land, near Patamundai, on the road connecting Kendrapara and Rajanagar in the eastern part of the city.

It is 21 km from the Bhitarkanika National Park,1.5 km from main town. It has adequate number of Library and a Science Laboratory. With a spacious Football field in front of the school; the school is well protected with boundary. It has hostel accommodation also. Once it was functional and more than 50 students were availing the facility.availing the facility. M. N High School has 5 non teaching staffs; the total student strength in the school is 715. Every year there is an increase of intake strength of students up to 15–25 per batch; the student-teacher ratio is 1:34. M. N High School has a small well stocked a small sports complex, it attracts students from all parts of the district, it is known as best school in Kendrapara district and one of the best school of the state. The school is famous for producing quality students who have established themselves in various government and non-government organisation and working for development of the state. Students participate in activities, they participate in Odia Debate, Odia Poem Recitation, many more.

NCC and Scouts is there in the School. The school has a library of over 3,000 books, it subscribes to periodicals of educational and literary nature. Internet access is available to the students in the computer laboratory; the school uniform consists of: White shirt Blue shorts or long pants or skirts for girls Red tie Black shoes and white socks Red sweater Prayer before Class Famous prayer, sung in every vernacular school in Odisha. This school has eminent teachers, recognised by the society and had illustrious records. Late Biswanath Mishra, B. A, B. Ed, he was Headmaster of the High School from 1949 till his retirement in 1969, when the school was taken over by the Government. He is the recipient of the State Award in 1964 and President's Gold Medal for excellence in teaching in 1967 from the President of India Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Late Paramananda Khandai, Matric, C. T, S/o - Late Suryamani Khndai, Village - Gobindapur, Patamundai, he was Assistant Teacher of the High School from 1948 till his death on 20/07/1967.

He has published numerous books in all subjects, which were recognised as text book for most of the Primary and M. E. Classes all over Odisha, he has visited all such schools to publicise his books. He is recipient of the State Award in 1964. Late Binod Behari Dash, S/o - Late Padmanava Dash, Vill - Madhyakhandi, Kendrapada, he was an Assistant Teacher of "Board Middle English School" at Patamundai. As the said school was merged with the M N High School, he joined the High School in 1948 and was associated with the High School till retirement in 1969, he was recipient of the State Award in 1966. He had unique recognition to be teacher of three generation of many families, his common dialogue to many was " I am your father's teacher, I am teaching you and I hope, I will teach your son." And he was so popular in Patamundai region that many dispute were resolved amicably without any legal interventions. He was just consulted for any marriage proposals and his opinions had concluded many marriage proposals.

He was considered to be a universal judge in many family disputes till is death on 27 December 1985. He was so much attached to this area that he was not read to leave Pattamundai after his retirement in 1969. With great difficulty, his sons were able to persuade him to leave Pattamundai after many years. Sr