Bhubaneswar: Senior Journalist and Founder of Vande Utkal Foundation Kishore Dwibedi has been elected Chairman of Newly formed World Odisha Society(WOS). Shri Dwibedi garnered overwhelming majority of votes in an election conducted online. A Seasoned Journalist having long years of experience Shri Dwibedi has had the distinction of serving as New Delhi Bureau Chief of Three Prominent Odisha Newspapers namely The Prajatantra, The Sambad, And The Samaja. A five time member of Press Advisory Committee of Lok Sabha Shri Dwibedi is now serving as CMD of OMM Media Network. Kishore Dwibedi will serve as the Chairman of WOS for a 2 year term. A 20 member Working Committee has also been elected to aid and advise the Chairman. The Office Bearers of Odia Samaj of Different Countries, Prominent Non – Resident Odias and representatives of Odisha Centric Socio – Cultural Organisations were present during the Video Conferencing meeting.
The elected Working Committee Members are Pabitra Maharatha (India), Pradeep Rath(Abu Dhabi), Debendra Majhi(India), Asutosh Dash(India), Dr. Tanmay Panda (Canada), Manoj Nayak(India), Santosh Mishra (Russia), Dr. Nalini Pati(Australia), Amiya mishra ( U.A.E.), Saswat Padhi(Netherlands), Dr. Pratap Pani(India), Dr. Sunanda Mishra Panda(Canada), Siddharth Das(U.A.E.), Debarshi Mallick(Indonesia), Pritish Dash(U.A.E.), Siba Ranjan Biswal(U.K.), Sambit Mishra(Singapore), Kunna Dash(Japan), Pitambar Barik(India), Dr. Bhagyashree Singh(U.K.). Chartered Accountant Sudhir Dash conducted the Election Process in transparent and smooth manner.
After getting elected Shri Dwibedi gave a Clarion call to Odia Diaspora across the Globe to stand strong and united. He exudes confidence that incase the Odia Communities all over the world put their joint effort with full dedication, devotion and determination then our mother state Odisha will definitely attain the best status. Addressing the digital gathering the Founder of WOS and Director of Sovaniya Andolan Guruma Dr. Arundhati Debi appealed to WOS members to promote and propagate the essence of our mother state and fragrance of mother tongue and Jagannath Culture. She expressed hope that WOS will conclusively prove in International arena that odias and Odisha are the Best.
The Founder Member of WOS and President of Odia Socio Cultural Association of Netherlands Saswat Padhi presented the Mission, Vision and Future Roadmap of WOS through a powerpoint presentation.
The President of All Russia Odia Samaj Santosh Mishra extended all out Help, Support and Co operation to the newly formed World forum of Odias.
The President of Odisha Samaj U.A.E. Amiya Mishra presided over the internet meeting. President of Odia Samaj, Australia Dr. Nalini Pati and Dr. Sunanda Mishra Panda from Toronto proposed Vote of Thanks. Pushpanjali Barik recited Vande Utkal Janani.