SunstarTVBureau: Bobby Mohanty, became first odia to be appointed as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Maldives in Mumbai.
Bobby got recognised by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind on December 3 and his tenure is valid till November 2023.
India is now working closely with Maldives for realization of the island nation’s development priorities, especially in areas of infrastructure, health-hygiene, connectivity, disaster management and human recourses.
Speaking on his appointment, Mohanty said, “I will work to foster bilateral ties and investment in areas such as core infrastructure, travel and tourism, maritime, marine, medical tourism, education, healthcare, defence, technology and emerging businesses. I shall also strive to be the bridge to enhance business and social ties between Delhi, Mumbai, Odisha and the Maldives.”
A patron, Mohanty has founded NGO as ‘the Bobby Mohanty Foundation’ (BMFT) which is working at the grass-root level in various blocks of Cuttack district to improve the life and livelihood of the poor and rural masses. The BMFT works in key areas like education, skill development, livelihood generation, health, women’s empowerment and sports development.
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