Bhubaneswar, March 21: To connect global Odia alumni to their alma maters in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday rolled out the ‘Mo College’ Campaign and also launched the web portal.
“As many as 755 Govternmet colleges, universities including technical and professional institutions are included in the campaign. ‘Mo College’ will provide a platform for public-spirited individuals and organizations to be part of the change they want to see in colleges,” said Patnaik after launching the initiative through virtual platform.
The Chief Minister called upon the Odia alumni across the globe to be a collaborative force in rebuilding their own Institutions in their motherland.
“Mo College Campaign would bring a response similar to Mo School for higher educational institutions. The campaign is an emotionally invested platform reconnecting Odia alumni and there’s nothing more rewarding than going back to treasured memories of college days,” said Patnaik.
Stressing that the mission strives for a healthy learning atmosphere, the Chief Minister underlined that it is grounded on principles of nation-building, promoting creativity, skill development and nurturing teamwork, thereby making the Colleges and Universities an innovative and exciting place to study.
Speaking on the occasion Higher Education Minister Arun sahu described the campaign as a unique experiment of Chief Minister to reconnect the alumni for development of their institutions.
‘Mo College’ campaign chairperson Akash Das Nayak, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, Higher Education Secretary Saswat Mishra, among others were present.
A State-level governing body and various committes have been set up for smooth functioning of the Abhijan. A corpus fund has also been constituted by the State Government to support the movement.