News18 Odia, the Odia news channel of the News18 network recently hosted ‘Education Eminence 2022’. The award function is part of the channel's endeavour to acknowledge and reward educational institutions in Odisha who have laid the foundation for building a bright future for present and future generations.
This year’s ceremony held on May 28 recognised a total of 17 educational institutions from around the state.
The program had Premananda Nayak - the Minister of Skill Development and Technical Education as its chief guest and was inaugurated by Sulochana Das - Mayor of BMC.
Furthermore, the award ceremony also featured two-panel discussions that shed light on pressing topics affecting the state’s education sector.
The first-panel discussion, witnessed renowned educationalists such as Gopal Krishna Nayak- Director, IIIT, Bhubaneswar, Biswajeet Pattanayak- Founder and President, ASBM, Bhubaneswar, Santosh Kumar Tripathy- Vice-Chancellor, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, and Priyadarshini Pradhan- Head of the Department, Communicative English, Gandhi Engineering College, share their valuable insight on the topic- ‘Why is skill-based education more important in the present scenario?’
On the other hand, the second-panel discussion witnessed experts shed light on the topic of ‘Comparative Analysis of National Education Policy & Challenges’.
Present in this panel were eminent educationist such as Prakash Chandra Sarangi- Former Vice-Chancellor, Ravenshaw University; Abhay Kumar Nayak- Registrar, NISER, Bhubaneswar, Amiya Kumar Mohanty- President, World Federation of Teacher’s Union, and Anubha Ray- Associate Professor & Head of the Department, Business Communication, Birla School of Management, Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar.
The award ceremony will be aired on June 6 and June 7 at 10.30 pm on News18 Odia.