31 October, 2020

Outlook SpeakOut | Dreaming Big About Odisha

At OutlookSpeakOut’s ReImagining Odisha, the participants, ranging from union ministers, to intellectuals, industrialists, thought leaders and artistes, shared their vision for Odisha and what can be done to realise the aspirations.

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(From left) Sudarsan Pattnaik, Haldhar Nag, Aruna Mohanty, Dharmendra Pradhan and Archita Sahu with Outlook editor Ruben Banerjee and CEO Indranil Roy
Outlook SpeakOut | Dreaming Big About Odisha
outlookindia.com
2019-03-08T13:06:25+05:30

It was an eclectic gathering, but the goal was one: to reimagine and reinvent Odisha­—to help the picturesque eastern coastal state tap its full potential and reach for the skies. At OutlookSpeakOut’s ReImagining Odisha, held in Bhubaneswar on March 3, the participants, ranging from union ministers, to intellectuals, industrialists, thought leaders and artistes, shared their vision for Odisha and what can be done to realise the aspirations.

Senior BJP leader and Union petroleum ­minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who felicitated six Odisha icons at the event, said the state has the potential to become the hub of Southeast Asia, like it was in earlier times. Expressing his gratitude to Outlook for hosting the event, Pradhan said, “The people of Odisha are poor in economic terms, but rich in terms of ­int­ellectual property. That is our greatest strength.  We have the skills. That’s why Odia artisans and sculptors are known all over the world. There were no kings during the Kalinga war. But Odias didn’t accept defeat. They made...

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