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Odisha Govt”s next major initiative will be to cover all the students through the launching of the futuristic “Nabin Odisha Magic Card”

Bhubaneswar:26/2/24:Odisha Govt”s next major initiative will be to cover all the students through the launching of the futuristic “Nabin Odisha Magic Card”, a points-system-based smart card which will engage and empower the youth and enable them around and will create a platform to achieve their dreams.

This card will be a “Passport to Prosperity”. Based on points earned through various activities and parameters the cards will be upgraded to Silver, Gold and Platinum levels. The Cards will be allotted and upgraded based on the performance of students in terms of attendance, discipline, academic performance, participation in extracurricular activities, sports, online courses, personality development courses etc.

Every involvement of the student will be measured, honoured and valued. Their academic achievements, creativity, sports achievements, social/community work, etc. will be recognised and appreciated through this points system.

These cards can provide access to various facilities like – Bus/Train/Flight concession; access to Phone/ Data recharge and Wi-Fi; e-libraries; Online Academic courses; Personality development courses and workshops; Coaching Centres and Tuition classes; Skill Development courses; Career counselling; Language courses including Odia and English; “Earn While You Learn” opportunities; Volunteering opportunities; Access to stadiums during the national and international tournaments; Access to Journals and Seminars; Access to tourist places, Museums, etc.

This card will also provide Job and Placement opportunities through sharing of this data with the potential recruiting companies’ LinkedIn-type platform for the students to interact with the industry and will integrate with the Start-Up ecosystem to encourage the students to aspire to be entrepreneurs and also to provide priority loans for the students under various schemes like Swayam etc.

Sri Kartik Pandian said that the Government will take further inputs from the students and teachers on the various activities which can be included in this points system. The Card will be completely technology-driven and will be a revolutionary concept towards youth engagement and empowerment.

The online registration portal for this card will be launched on March 5th, 2024. And the distribution of the card will be on August 15th.

About Editor in chief

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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