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Space entrepreneur Susmita Mohanty to head ‘Mo School’ initiative

Bhubaneswar, December 20, 2017: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday appointed noted space entrepreneur and founder CEO of India’s first space StartUp Earth2Orbit Dr Susmita Mohanty as the chairperson of ‘Mo School’ initiative.

On November 14, on the occasion of Children’s Day, Patnaik had announced an initial corpus of Rs 100 crore for this initiative to increase public participation in improving school infrastructure with help of alma maters. The novel initiative aims to facilitate a connect with schools and promote volunteerism to give back to them.

“Her involvement will promote volunteerism to give back to our schools and inspire us to be a part of the change that we want to see in them,” said Patnaik.

Born in Cuttack, Dr Mohanty has been nominated among World’s Top 100 Young Innovators and featured on Fortune Magazine cover.

“She symbolises the immense capabilities in Odia children and what they can achieve given the right support. Led by her, the novel campaign will get a new dimension and inspire children to dream big and achieve their dreams,” said Patnaik.

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