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State Sets ‘Odisha Parivar’

Bhubaneswar: In Order to create a one stop point of contact and support for Pravasi Odia, who live in other parts of the country and across the world, Odisha Government has decided to set up a Directorate of Odisha Parivar.

State Cabinet held at Third Floor Conference Hall of Lok Seva Bhawan, Bhubaneswar under the Chairmanship of Naveen Patnaik.

Chief Minister chaired the meeting in virtual mode from Japan. Ministers attended the meeting at Lok Seva Bhawan and from other districts in Virtual mode.

After the meeting over, Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, Minister, Food, Supplies & Consumer Welfare, Cooperation, Pradeep Kumar Jena, Chief Secretary of Odisha briefed the Press about the decision taken in the meeting.

Satyabrata Sahu, ACS, Revenue, OLLC, Forest, Environment & Climate Change was also present during the Press Brief.

This Directorate of Odisha Parivar will be under the Department of Odia Language, Literature and Culture to have better connect with Pravasi Odias within the country and across the world. The Directorate will engage with the Diaspora in the growth journey of Odisha by leveraging their knowledge, skills, and global reach while also making efforts to resolve any issues they may be facing, said Satyabrat Sahu, ACS OLLC.

The Directorate will act as a single point of interface with Departments of the Odisha Government for resolution of specific issues relating to labour, students, cultural promotions, clearances etc.

The Directorate will enlist Odia Associations in different parts of India and in foreign countries. This will develop a closer relationship with the People of Odisha living in different states  and abroad including Gen Next through partnerships at individual, institutional, and civil society levels on matters relating to promotion of Odia Language, culture, and heritage, tourism and sports, handlooms and handicrafts, said Shri Sahu.

The Directorate will enlist organizations involved in furthering the cause of cultural heritage of Odisha. It will enlist Shree Jagannath Temples located in different parts of India and other parts of the world.

It will promote the Cultural heritage of Odisha, Celebration of Odisha Diwas, Organizing World Odia Conferences, at regular intervals in association with Odia scholars, creative writers living in different parts of the world.

The Directorate will bring out selected Odia works in other languages of India and important languages of the world.

In order to promote Odia Economic and Skill Networking to harness investment opportunities in Odisha and Job Opportunities for Odia People, the Directorate will work, said ACS OLLC.

The Directorate will reach out to NROs in distress and provide possible support, said he.

The Directorate will develop a dedicate Portal titled “Paribar-the portal for Pravasi Odias-Connecting the roots”.

The Advisory Council will be headed by the Chief Minister and Executive Committee will be headed by the Chief Secretary with Members from various Departments of the State Government.