World Odisha Society (WOS) has been formed uniting all Odias and Odisha Lovers across the Globe. The Office bearers of Odia Associations in different Countries, Prominent Non – Resident Odias and representatives of Odisha centric Socio – Cultural Institutions have been included in this apex body.
The Speaker of Odisha Assembly Dr. Surjya Narayan Patro has been chosen as the Chief Patron of this largest Organisation of Odia Diaspora. U.S. based renowned scientist Dr. Sitikantha Dash has been appointed as the Patron of WOS. The Famous M.P. from Kenya Dr. Swarup Mishra will be the Chief Adviser of the August Forum. The Fame Philanthropist of U.S.A. Dhirendra Kar has been designated as the Adviser of WOS. The Director of Sovaniya Andolan and Celebrated Social leader Dr. Arundhati Debi has the distinction of becoming the Founder of the coveted Organisation, announced during an International Convention held on online basis.
Presided over by Senior Journalist and Chairman of Vande Utkal Foundation, Kishore Dwibedi the digital Conclave finalised the minute details about the main Goal, Overall Mission, future Planning and the crucial role likely to be played by World Odisha Society in building up the New Odisha. Particularly the Society has expressed its determined commitement to formulate a database of Odias staying outside of the state, to present and prove the quint essence of the Slogan One Odisha – Best Odisha in International arena, to project, promote, propagate and popularise the fragrance and Fortitude of Brand Odisha in India and abroad, to build up the campaign and Pressure on the State Government to Start a NRO Ministry, meant for the protection of the Interest of Odia migrants as well as NROs World wide and to serve their overall well being and to chalk out the Road Map to ensure the realisation of the Vision to turn Odisha into the Front ranking and most prosperous State in the Year 2036, when our mother State will be celebrating Centenary Year of its existence as a language based State.
The president of Odia Samaj, Australia, Dr. Nalini Pati, General Secretary of Odia Society, U.K. Sibaranjan Biswal and General Secretary of Odisha Samaj , U.A.E. Pritish Ranjan Dash elaborated the Origin, aims and objectives of World Odisha Society through a Power point Presentation during the Internet meet.
Addressing the Web gathering Speaker Dr Patra stressed on the need of the Development in the field of Irrigation, Industry, Commerce, Tourism and IT to achieve the overall emancipation of Odisha. Dr. Patra gave a clarion call to Worldwide Odia Diaspora to contribute both in funds and skill to ensure the realisation of the dream of Developed Odisha in the year of 2036. Dr. S.K. Dash extended all out help and support to the newly formed World Odisha Society.
Dr. Swarup Mishra assured the donation of 20,000 $ dollars for the compilation of the database of NROS. He proposed the publication of comprehensive history of Odisha, establishment of a NRO Bank and searching of the Odia talents worldwide . Dhirendra Kar opined that in case the Odia Community of the world gets united with Brotherhood spirit, then we can achieve wonder.
Guruma Dr. Arundhati Debi exudes Confidence that the birth of World Odisha Society has evoked much cherished hope, aspiration and confidence that the building up of a strong and blossomed Odisha can now become a reality. Indian Ambassador in Vietnam Madan Mohan Sethi appealed to concentrate on action for the inclusive growth of Odisha.
Former Chief Secretary of Odisha D.P. Bagchi conveyed his best wishes for the success of World Odisha Society. Director of Odissi World Kaveri Behera looked after the overall arrangement and coordinated the live streaming of the entire event in a neat and efficient manner. The eminent odia community leaders connected through video conferencing for the meeting from all over the world include Amarendra Khatua, Ramchandra Badapanda, Kalpana Mishra, Tanmay Panda, Santosh Mishra, Amiya Mishra, Sumant Mansingh, Kunna Dash, Debarshi Mallick, Pradeep Rath, Nihar Samantara, Khirod Jena, Krupanidhi Biswal, Manoj Patra, Saswat Padhi, Deepak Parida, Prem Nepak, Sital Kumar, Dipti RanjanNanda, Prakash Dey, Debendra Majhi, Sunanda Mishra Panda, Debendra Rout, Chidatmika Khatua, Bhagyashree Singh, Abani Sahu, Asutosh Dash, Sudhir Dash, Prasant Bhuyan, Pradeep Mohapatra, Pitambar Barik, Sanjay Das, Manoj Nayak, Bidyabhushan Mohanty, Sanjib Barik, Durga Dash, Sushri Swati, Siddharth Das, Tushar Mishra, Hrushikesh Patra, Manoj Manmaya, Susmita Patnaik, Adrish Brahmadatt, Reeta Patra, Upendra Padhi, Pushpanjali Barik, Bhabani Dikshit, Sumita Sahu and Usha Rout.