Nua Odisha Global Summit brings new ideas leading to impact on growth & employment

Bhubaneswar: Two-day ‘Nua Odisha Global Summit on Growth & Employment’ concluded here today. The summit served as a platform for thought churning and exchange of ideas, best practices, and innovations in the field of skill development and employment generation while accelerating the growth of the State.

Organised by the Department of Skill Development and Technical Education (SDTE), Govt of Odisha, the first-of-its-kind summit saw the participation of over 500 delegates including 100 plus industry captains and HR heads along with academia and skill sector stakeholders. A total of 16 different sessions during the summit were made vibrant with ideas, insightful discussions, and deliberations leading to a long-term impact on the growth and employment in the State.

At a press conference after the event, SDTE Principal Secretary Usha Padhee said, “Odisha possesses significant potential to establish modern industries. The State government’s dynamic industrial policy attracts many investors. In addition to traditional industries, Odisha has vast potential in IT and ITeS, manufacturing, FMCG, logistics & supply chain, and various service sectors. Furthermore, under the ‘Skilled In Odisha’ initiative, our State is actively preparing youth for the future to cater to the demands of tomorrow. The thought churning held over the two-day event shall play an important role in shaping the roadmap for our future initiatives.”

Inaugurating the summit on Monday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed that this program will pave the way for the State’s long-term development and capacity building of youth for the future of work.

Earlier in the day, former corporate leader and current BJD national spokesperson Dr Santrupt Misra, and Industries Principal Secretary Hemant Sharma participated in the different sessions.

The valedictory session was graced by SDTE Principal Secretary Usha Padhee, Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA) Chairperson Alka Misra, and OSDA CEO Reghu G. The State government expressed gratitude to a galaxy of stalwarts present from diverse sectors nationally and internationally for their valuable inputs.

A coffee table book showcasing stories of nano entrepreneurs from the hinterlands of Odisha nurtured under the flagship ‘Swakalpa’ initiative of the Government was released on the occasion.

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