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Subroto Bagchi resigned as the Chairman of Odisha Skill Development Authority

Bhubaneswar:18/3/19: Mindtree co-founder and a well-known IT entrepreneur, Subroto Bagchi resigned as the Chairman of Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA) citing to return to Bengaluru to ‘save’ Mindtree.

Taking to his twitter handle, Bagchi wrote: “An imminent threat of hostile takeover of Mindtree has made me to resign from the Government to be able to go, save the company. I must protect the Tree from people who have arrived with bulldozers and saw chains to cut it down so that in its place, they can build a shopping mall.”

“Mindtree has not been designed as an “asset” to be bought & sold. It is a national resource. It has a unique culture that humanizes the idea of business. It sets the standards of corporate governance. I need to be there in its time of difficulty. Hence the hard decision to return,” Bagchi further stated.

Notably, Bagchi was assigned to set up a unified body to guide, implement and oversee all skill development programmes in the State. On May 1, 2016, he took over as the Chairman of OSDA. He was given the rank and status of a Cabinet Minister at an annual salary of Rs 1.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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