SunstarTV Bureau: To enrich the global presence of Odisha, a two-day ‘Global Odia Mahotsav 2020’ is virtually kick started, yesterday.
‘The Odisha Society of the Americas’ in association with ‘The Odia Diaspora from Around The World’ launched the event. At the event distinguished panelists presented their views on vital topics.
The event is aim to promote and propagate language, culture and heritage of Odisha globally and develop a global synergy to contribute to various sectors such as Healthcare, Education, Tourism, Skill development, Entrepreneurship etc.
As part of the event, a seminar was held on ‘Role of Media: Media as a catalyst to connect Global Odia Diaspora with Odisha’ at 12 PM on the virtual mode. Following this the inaugural ceremony was held at 6:30 PM, yesterday.
Distinguished Guests including Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik; Gajapati Maharaja Dibyasingha Deb; Union Minister of India, Dharmendra Pradhan; Kenya Member of Parliament, Dr. Swarup R. Mishra, Odisha Higher Education Minister Arun K Sahoo and ICRISAT’s Country Director Dr. Arabinda K. Padhee presented their views on how Odias across the world can work together for propagate Odisha culture and heritage and contribute towards the world’s betterment.
At 9 PM, a seminar on ‘Ensuring Quality Higher Education For Future Generation’ was organized on the virtual mode. Prof Asoka Das, Vice Chairman, Odisha State Higher Education Council, Prof Ratnam V. Raja Kumar, Director IIT Bhubaneswar, Prof Sabita Acharya, Vice Chancellor of Utkal University; Dr Sasmita Samant, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of KIIT University; Prof Dinabandhu Sahoo, Vice-Chancellor of FM University were the participants in the seminar.