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Prez inaugurates Non-Resident Odia convention

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today inaugurated a convention of Non-Resident Odias (NROs) and said that Odias from different parts of India and the world would bring together their diverse talent for the progress of the country and the state.

The convention has been organised by the Odisha Forum.

Mukherjee said that he was sure that the large gathering of Odias from different parts of India and the world would bring together the diverse talent pool of the state, harness their capabilities and expertise for growth, development and onward progress of Odisha and India.

He was confident that this Prabasi Odia conclave would take forward such a vision, a statement from Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

The President said Odias were excelling in India as well as globally registering their presence in every nook and corner on the strength of their merit and worth and have attained excellence based on their higher educational attainments.

“We have today a large pool of prabasi Odias who are well known for their excellence in diverse fields of politics, judiciary, journalism, bureaucracy and literature,” he said.