Koraput, Mar 20: The Central University of Odisha successfully participated in the Sarthak Eduvision National Expo & Conference held on 15-17 March 2021 at Noronha Administrative & Management Institute, Bhopal. The national level event was organized by Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal in association with Government of Madhya Pradesh, UGC, AICTE and Research For Resurgence Foundation among others. T
he programme was aimed at bringing together the various stake holders of Indian education and to discourse the future of education in the country. The programme was inaugurated by an august panel which included Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Government of India, Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Prof D P Singh, Chairman, UGC, Dr Anil Sahasrabuddhe, Chairman, AICTE, Dr Sachidananda Joshi, President, Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal & Member-Secretary, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi to name a few.
The three day event featured discussion round tables and talks on various aspects of education by stalwarts of the field like Prof D P Singh, Chairman, UGC, Dr Anil Saharabuddhe, Chairman, AICTE, Major Harsh Kumar, Secretary, NCERT, Dr Nageshwar Rao, Vice Chancellor, IGNOU, Nobel Laureates Prof Mohd. Yunus & Shri Kailash Satyarthi, Dr Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Minister for Space & Atomic Energy & DONEAR, Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Ayog, Dr R C Sinha, Chairman, ICPR, Dr Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India, Smt Smriti Irani, Minister for Textiles, Government of India, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister for Culture & Tourism, Government of India, Prof G P Sharma, Chairman, NBT, Dr Omkar Rai, D-G, STPI, Dr A K Nassa, Mmeber Secy., NBA, Dr Ravindra Kanhere, Chairman, Admission & Fee Regulatory Committee to name a few.
The valedictory session comprised addresses by Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Minister of Education, Government of India, Dr Yashodhara Raje Scindhia, Minister of Sports & Youth Welfare, Technical Education & Skill Development & Employment, Government of MP, Shri I S Parmar, Minister for School Education, Government of MP, Shri Om Prakash Sakhlecha, Minister for Science, Technology & MSME, Government of MP and Dr Uma Shankar Pachauri, General Secretary, Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal. Shri Mukul Kanitkar, Organizational Secretary, BSM outlined a course of action as an outcome of the three day discourse for implementation of a resurgent Indian education
The Central University of Odisha participated in the event as an Academic Sponsor and also put up a highly informative and attractive kiosk at the expo presenting its campus, academic achievements and programmes. Over the three days, several luminaries in the field of education visited the kiosk and were appraised about the CUO. The efforts of CUO, especially in the recent times under the dynamic leadership of Prof I Ramabrahmam, Vice Chancellor, like starting of BHAROSA, a helpline number by Faculty counselors for cognitive emotional rehabilitation of students in distress during Covid-19, the first university to start Home Based Open Book Examination during Covid-19, starting of new courses like Executive MBA, construction of Academic Block, Central Library and staff quarters and purchase of state of the art educational equipments through Government E marketplace worth almost Rs. 3 Crore was lauded by the visitors. The efforts of the CUO to impart modern education in a remote and tribal KBK region of Odisha were well appreciated by the education fraternity. The CUO made a mark among the 100 odd institutions which participated across India