Grand Welcome to Anil Agarwal- Chairman Vedanta Resources by Eminent Personalities of Odisha

by Dikhyaa Mohanty

Billionaire industrial Magnet Shri Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Group was on a visit to the state capital Bhubaneswar to attend Make is Odisha Conclave 2022 at the invitation of Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik. Apart from his itinerary of attending MIO, Shri Agarwal attended a unique interaction session with Odisha’s #1st eminent personalities forum consisting of 19 eminent personalities representing various fields of excellence like Science and Technology, Heath, Education, Dance, Music, Literature, Sports, etc. Shri Agarwal while addressing the eminent personalities expressed his gratitude for their continuous support and said that he would further step up his participation in the progress and development of the State. He also recollected his association with legendary Biju Patnaik and Shri Naveen Patnaik.

Odisha#1st eminent personalities including 7 Padma Bibhusan, Padma Bhusan and Padmashri Recipients like Padma Bibhusan Shri Hariprasad Chaurasia, world-renowned flutist, Padma Bibhusan Shri Sudharshan Sahoo, Stone Artist, Padma Bhusan Smt Pratibha Ray, eminent Odia Poet and writer, Shri Pramod Bhagat, gold medalist of Paralympic, Padmashri Shri Dillip Tirkey Celebrated Hockey Player and President of Indian Hockey Association, Padmashri Guru Aruna Mohanty, prominent Classical Odissi exponent & President of Odisha Sangit Natak Academy, Padmashri Smt Illeana Citaristy reputed Odissi Dancer, Padmashri Shri Prabhakar Maharana, Stone Artist, Dr. A k Mohapatra, Ex-Director AIMS and present Vice Chancellor, SOA University, Dr. Damodar Acharya eminent technocrat & Ex- Director IIT, Nandita Das celebrated Actress, Prof. Sudhakar Panda ex-member State Finance Commission, Smt Aarati Devi, reputed social worker, Lt. Gen. J K Mohanty, Justice(retd.) B K Mishra, Ex-Chairman of State Human Rights Commission, Prof. Jayant Parida, Directo- KIIT International Study Centre, Odia Superstar Sabyasachi Mishra, Swami Shri Jagadanand of Swami Shivanand Organization, Shri A K Das, Ex-Director, Bhaba Atomic Research Centre & others.

Shri Hariprasad Chaurasia, Chairman of the Odisha #1st forum extended a warm welcome to Shri Anil Agarwal to the state of Odisha and appreciated his contribution to the industrial development of the state. Shri Sudarshan Sahu in his interaction reminded Mr. Agarwal of the invitation of legendary personality Biju Patnaik to set up industry in Jharsuguda and lanjigarh. He also complimented Vedanta Chairman for actively participating to the development of the State.

Mrs Pratibha Ray described the good work done by Vedanta in the state. Mrs Aruna Mohanty, Ms Illeana Citaristy & Shri Prabhakar Maharana profusely thanked Shri Agarwal for the initiatives of Vedanta for promoting the cultural excellence of the State. All the eminent personalities thanked Shri Agarwal for bringing transformation in Jharsuguda and Lanjigarh and requested him to further invest in Odisha. They also suggested different projects in the areas of education, health, art & Culture as he may feel appropriate.

Shri Hariprasadh Chaurasia and other prominent personalities also complimented Shri Rahul Sharma, CEO– of Aluminium Business, Vedanta Limited & Shri T K Chand, a well-known industry professional of the state &President,Vedanta Aluminium for taking up several initiatives at the State Level for the good of the people. They also told that Vedanta has stood with the people of Odisha in their time of need, they will support Vedanta and its founder Chairman Shri Anil Agarwal. Many Senior executives from Vedanta attended the interaction program.

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