Bhubaneswar: Navodaya Alumni Association of Odisha (NAAO) organised its 4th annual meet on 19.01.2020 at Railway Auditorium, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar. It was attended by approximately 1500 enthusiastic Alumni from 31 JNVs of Odisha. The program was presided by Dr Pradyut Pradhan sharing stage with Chief Guest Shri Pranabindu Acharya, Addl DG of Police, Railways & Coastal Security, Chief Speaker Dr Sachidananda Mohanty, Medical Superintendent, AIIMS, Guest of honour Dr Biren Sahoo, Medical Director, Gemini Healthcare Ltd, Chennai and General Secretary Mr Pradipta Baliarsingh.
The program started by formal inauguration and address by President explaining the vision of NAAO and its potential. How NAAO can be the change maker in the society justifying the founding principles of JNV School ” Come in to learn, Go to serve”. General Secretary, Mr Pradipta Baliarsingh red out the NAAO work report for 2019-20. Dr Sahoo spoke on the breaking the boundaries of thinking and limiting thoughts which restrict the growth. Dr Mohanty emphasized on the importance of…. And the Chief Guest highlighted…. State toppers in various disciplines across the state were felicitated and also various personalities in various categories like social service, science, public service, sports, art, humanities etc were also felicitated for their outstanding contribution and achievement. Post lunch, the members were treated with exciting cultural performances like dance, song and various performances. Everyone was euphoric in the glitzy and colourful cultural night which continued till 9 pm exhausting all the energies and satisfying to their fullest.The program was concluded with vote of thanks by vice president Sri Santanu Kumar Sia