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“Utkal University has a pre-eminence in the National Higher Education Map of India”: Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar:23/11/19: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday congratulated everybody on the occasion of Utkal University’s Platinum Jubilee celebration that was inaugurated today.

Addressing the gathering at the inaugural event, the Odisha CM said: “Utkal University has a pre-eminence in the National Higher Education Map of India.  It has always taken the responsibility of leading the State’s educational aspirations by achieving academic excellence.  It has also been serving the learning needs of the state and the nation through the creation of potential young minds.  This reminds me of the contribution of Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati, Pandit Nilakantha Das and Pandit Godabaris Mishra among others who visualised the capitalisation of the State’s intellectual resources through this university. I pay my sincere tributes to these great sons of Odisha on this occasion.”

Patnaik also acknowledged the role of teachers and lectures in building the framework of the institution and stated:” Teachers and students are the principal players in an institution like this. Teaching-Learning is an ongoing and evolving process.  Management, infrastructure, learning resources, and even curriculum are facilitating factors. The outcome of this entire exercise is a quality human resources. ”

Describing the current generation as the real potential of a nation, the Odisha CM stated, ” Their education, knowledge, creativity, innovation abilities and an undaunted spirit to conquer the world will decide the future of the nation.  As Odisha is now moving on the path of an unprecedented development process creating global benchmarks in many fields, I would call upon you to join this movement making your presence felt at all levels of success and achievements.”

Patnaik concluded his speech by wishing for a bright future for everyone connected to the varsity.

Among others, Higher Education Minister Dr Arun Kumar Sahoo, Odisha Skill Development Authority Chairman Subrato Bagchi, university Vice-Chancellor Prof Soumendra Mohan Patnaik, Registrar Dayanidhi Nayak, Bhubaneswar North MLA Susant Rout and PG Council Chairman Sabita Acharya were present.

About Ashok Palit

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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