The workshop was organized to create a platform for celebrating innovation in the field of health and sustainable development and promote a culture of innovation at team, organizational and community level.
Professionals from Business corporations, Government Agencies, UN agencies, International and National NGOS, Academic and Research Institutions who are actively engaged in nurturing and promoting innovations in sustainable development participated in the workshop.
Shri.R.Balakrishnan, IAS, DC-Cum-ACS, Planning & Convergence Dept., Govt. of Odisha gave the inaugural address. The other distinguished speakers who graced the occasion were Dr. Ramakrishnan, CMO, Arvind Eye Hospital, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, Prof. Dr. Fr. Paul Fernandes S.J., Vice Chancellor, XUB & Director, XIMB, Dr. N.K. Panda, Joint Director, Planning & Convergence Dept., Govt. of Odisha, Mrs. Arti Ahuja, IAS, Principal Secretary, Tourism Department, Govt. of Odisha and Shri N.K.Nayak, IAS, OSD, Planning & Convergence Dept., Govt. of Odisha. Representatives from leading corporates, Government and Non-Government Organisations like UNFPA, GRI, & UNICEF also participated.
In her address to the audience, Ms. Sumita Mehta, Head of BSG Public Relations, Bharat Soka Gakkai, expressed the importance of fighting for peace, respect for others and the power of dialogue.
Prof.S.Peppin, Dean, Xavier School of Sustainability (XUB), thanked everyone for their enthusiasm and positive spirit and said that participants presence helped to make this workshop both productive and fun.