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Global Odia conclave calls for Odia resurgence

Bhubaneswar, December 28: At a time when the entire globe marches towards unified cultural entity and inclusive growth, Odias across the world should come forward to champion the cause of a global village while retaining the cultural identity unique to this age old race, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the valedictory ceremony of the Global Odias’ Conclave organised by ‘Aseema Odisha’- the apex body of Odia organizations worldwide, here.

The CM harped upon the great Odia Diaspora and reinforced the need of community endeavor throughout world to protect Odia’s integrated stand on a progressive state.

Addressing the nonresident Odias (NROs) representing various parts of the world and our nation, former Odisha Judge Justice Bimal Prasad Das Member Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal called for redefining the Odia identity by introspection on our tremendous potential.

Aseema Odisha Chief Coordinator and Convenor of Global Odias’ Conclave Kshirod Kumar Jena deliberated upon the growth of this federation named as Odisha without Borders and said that this has evolved as a magnificent endeavor to unite Odias staying at major cities of India and abroad.

Aseema Odisha chief mentor Nihar Ranjan Samantara and president of the global conclave Suryaprakash Mohapatra depicted on the eventful journey of this transnational forum staging Odia’s excellence.

The conclave was inaugurated in the morning in presence of eminent dignitaries like Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Jual Oram, Industries, School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishr and Lok Sabha member Baijayant Panda and former Supreme Court judge Justice Arjit Pasayat.

Two Panel discussions on pertinent themes like ‘Entrepreneurship Development’ and ‘Evolving of Brand Odisha’ were held to mark the conclave.

Eminent panelists included global petrochemical expert Padma Shri RN Bastia, Lead Economist of World Bank Dr Dillip Rath, Director Finance of NTPC Mr Kulamani Biswal, Former ADG of BSF Mr PK Mishra, Media Icon Jaggi Mangat Panda, Rameshram Mishra, former Additional Chief Secretary to Govt of Tamilnadu and Brand Expert Harish Bijoor. 

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