Published On: Wed, Feb 22nd, 2017

Odisha Ahead invites thought leaders to develop a Vision for action for Odisha for next two decades

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odishaaheadBhubaneswar: Odisha, as a state is going to complete 100 years in 2036. So, now it is the crucial time to curve out a vision plan for the coming two decades and showcase the state, where it should be in the global arena, vis-a-vis its resources and potential. In this context, ‘Invest Bhubaneswar’, a forum working for the development of Odisha, invites more than 20 thought leaders from all across the lives to share their vision at a conclave.

‘Odisha Ahead’, a unique platform is going to be held on February 25, 2017 which will bring together powerful Odia minds from across the globe to chalk out the state’s road to the future. The full day and power-packed event will be held at Hotel Crown, Bhubaneswar.

“We take immense pride in organizing such a conclave that intends to fuel the growth process of the state. People of Odisha origin from all walks of life would come together to explore opportunities for further development and suggest strategies to design the future roadmap for the state. ‘Odisha Ahead’ is a humble attempt in that direction’, says Mr. Debasish Patnaik, Convener, ‘Invest Bhubaneswar’.

‘Odisha Ahead’ will brainstorm on subjects as varied as industrial development, culture, tourism, urban development to real estate, education, healthcare, science & technology, start ups, sports and politics. The valuable insights provided by the thought leaders will be compiled in the form of a vision document. This document will help rekindle the pace of growth and progress of the state.

The speakers at ‘Odisha Ahead’ will include Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas; Subroto Bagchi, Chairman, OSDA; Bijay Kumar Patnaik, Former Chief Secretary, Odisha; Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda, MP, Lok Sabha; Ranjib Biswal, MP, Rajya Sabha; Dr. Guru Prasad Mohapatra, Chairman, Airports Authority of India (AAI); Ashok Kumar Basa, Former President, Institution of Engineers, India; Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS; Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, veteran Journalist and Politician; Akshay Kumar Parija, Ex-Banker and Entrepreneur; Dr. Sruti Mohapatra, Social Activist; Padma Shri Aruna Mohanty, Odissi Dancer; Padma Shri Sudarsan Pattnaik, Sand Artist; Prof. Asoka Das, Vice Chancellor, Utkal University; Prashanta Nanda, Filmmaker; Prof. Pulin B. Nayak, Former Director, Delhi School of Economics; Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Hara Prasad Das, Author and Dr. Santrupta B Misra, CEO, Carbon Black Business and Director, Group Human Resources of the Aditya Birla Group.

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