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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated Utkal Gourav International School in Berunapadi

Bhubaneswar: 4/3/23: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated Utkal Gourav International School in Berunapadi of Keonjhar district on virtual platform.

Founded by Dr Pradeep Sethi, and mentored by Shri Salil Chaturvedi, the school is built on the philosophy of Swami Yogananda that aims at intellectual and spiritual education combined to promote a harmonious life.

Congratulating the founders and the mentors for leading an initiative to transform education, the CM said that it is a system of education that aims at physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing of our future generation.

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 Odisha CM meet renowned movie producers Mr. Salil Chaturvedi & Mr. AR Murugadoss and Dr Pradeep Sethi. Thanked them for the courtesy visit and invited them for a longer visit to Odisha to explore the treasure trove of natural beauty, monuments and rich heritage.

Appreciating the goal behind this school, he said that modern education provides us knowledge to understand the world around us, and use it to our advantage for sustaining seamless growth. However, as human beings, we also need to look within. We also have our emotional and spiritual needs.

Therefore, he said, we must come together to create a model world civilization where each child from the villages and cities in India would be able to develop material efficiency along with spiritual magnificence.

Focusing on state’s initiative to transform education, he gave the instance of MO School, where, he said, we are connecting former students to their alma maters, where they are contributing to the growth of education in their schools. The objective is to involve an entire society to our education, our development process. As a society, we all must take responsibility and grow together, he added.

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Citing the transformation of schools, he said that in Odisha, “We are in a mission to provide global standard education to our children with the provision of all modern facilities.”

“We have transformed more than 4000 schools with smart class rooms, modern libraries, laboratories, facilities for sports, and about 3000 schools are in progress under 5T school transformation,” he added.

School & Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash cited the success of Odisha Adarsh Vidyalayas in promoting quality education among rural children. He said that 25 thousand children from villages are studying in 314 OAVs.

MP Chandrani Murmu also spoke on the occasion, and thanked the CM for transformation educational institution in the state.

Dr Salil Chaturvedi, mentor and advisor from Mumbai, said that education is nothing but service to mankind. Through education, we must create a culture of infinite learnings.

Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian was present. Founder Dr Pradeep Sethi welcomed the guests, and Chief Convenor Basudev Bhatta proposed the vote of thanks.

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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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