SOA holds meeting to chart plan for celebration of India’s G20 Presidency

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Officials and students of SOA after the meeting.

Bhubaneswar: A meeting to kick-start the month-long series of events in Odisha to celebrate India’s G20 Presidency was organised on Saturday at
Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA).

The programmes have been designed to make ‘Jan Bhagidari’ a strong element of India’s G20 Presidency ahead of the third Education Working Group meeting to be held in Bhubaneswar from April 27 to 29, to be attended by delegates from G20 countries.

SOA is one of the ten Anchor Institutions chosen in Odisha to organise the events in the state’s 30 districts by holding ‘Jan Bhagidari’ events including quiz contests, essay competitions, debate competitions, seminars and webinars, sports activities, mock G20, swachhata campaign, food festivals and Yuva Samvad programme.

Students from schools, ITIs, polytechnics, colleges, including engineering colleges, and beneficiaries from Jan Shikshan Sansthan would be participating in these events.

SOA has been assigned to organise the programmes in the districts of Balangir, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj. Addressing the gathering, SOA vice-chancellor Prof Pradipta Kumar Nanda expressed happiness over the organisation of the events while assuring the university’s support to the activities.

“The university’s uniqueness should be explored and promoted while thrust needs to be given on inter-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary research,” Prof Nanda, who took over as vice-chancellor of SOA recently, said.

Prof Jyoti Ranjan Das, dean (Students’ Welfare), outlined the ‘Jan Bhagidari’ programmes while Prof Santosh Kumar Rout, additional dean of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, SOA’s faculty of agricultural sciences, proposed the vote of thanks.

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