Bhubaneswar: Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University completed 25 years of its existence with a lot of promise for the future, SOA’s pro-chancellor Prof. Amit Banerjee said on the occasion of Republic Day on Wednesday.
Unfurling the national flag at the University office on Wednesday, Prof. Banerjee said the time had come to attune the curriculum for students with the country’s culture and traditions.
The vice-chancellor Prof. Ashok Kumar Mahapatra said that efforts were needed to inculcate in the next generation the value of Republic Day and its deeper meaning.
Expressing concern over the difficulties experienced in class room teaching because of the pandemic over the last two years, he said SOA has carved a niche for itself in the realm of education and healthcare in the country.
SOA had been doing exemplary work in extending excellent healthcare to the people all through the pandemic, he said.
“We need to ensure that SOA should excel in education, healthcare and research in the years ahead,” Prof. Mahapatra said.
The Republic Day function, conducted as per Covid guidelines, was attended, among others, by pro-vice-chancellor Prof. P.K. Nanda, dean, faculty of management sciences, Prof. Anup Samantaray, dean (students’ welfare) Prof. Jyoti Ranjan Das, chief administrative officer, Pramod Kumar Panda, joint registrar Dr. Sasanka Mishra and director, university outreach program Prof. Nachieketa Sharma.