‘The Samaja’, a widely circulated and read daily newspaper in Odia, was founded in 1919 by Gopabandhu Das (1877-1928). Gopabandhu committed his entire life to the cause of Odisha in particular and in general. The environment of his time was marked by the development of nationalist forces in Odisha. ‘The Samaja’ was the means to spread his ideas and create awareness among the crowds. Today, the Odia daily ‘The Samaja’ continues to be a powerful medium to carry fair and independent news to every nook and corner of the state.