Odisha Science & Technology Minister urges JNUites to participate in development of the state

Bhubaneswar: Former students of the Jawaharlal University hailing from, or residing in Odisha should launch collective effort to help the state build a robust environment for higher education and foster more inclusive developing of its people, said Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister, Science & Technology, Public Enterprise, Social Security and Empowerment of PwDs here. Sri Panda was
speaking in the first Annual Function of JNUites, Odisha Chapter.
Sri Panda, while appreciating the activism, leadership quality and talent of the JNUites, urged them to have extensive participation in the social, culture and economic growth of the state.
Sri Asit Tripathy, Chief Secretary, Govt of Odisha, remembering his days in JNU, sought to highlight the democratic ethos and value of the University. he said that whoever went their become an activist for a cause. Sri Tripathy praised the effort of Alumni’s of the Odisha Chapter and anticipated that it will be a big Think Tank in future.
The valedictory programme was chaired over by Prof. Basant Kumar Mallick in which
Smt. Nandinee Sarangi coordinated and Sri Manas Ranjan Nand, the Secretary of the Chapter proposed the vote of thanks. Among others Sri Debasis Panigrahi, DG, Vigilance, Odisha, Manoranjan Panigrahy, Principal Secretary, Odia Language, Literature and Culture, Prof. Trailokya Pandey of Callifornia University, and Prof. Ananda Kumar also spoke. A souvenir brought out on the occasion was released by the guests.
The inaugural session in the morning was attended by Prof. Amarendra Mishra, VC,
Khallikote University, Prof. Shrikanta Mohapatra, VC, State Open University and Prof. Ajaya Pattanaik of JNU. The Plenary session was chaired over by Sri Rajesh Mohapatra, Senior Journalist in which its was resolved that JNUites can contribute immensely to the mainstream development of state and they should come forward for greater change in the socio, cultural and economic growth of the state.

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