The fift Interactive Meeting of Digjyoti Trust was held on January 2, 2011 in Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology Guest House, Krishi Bihar, Bhubaneswar. There were participation from beneficiary students and Trust members in the event.
The Chairman, DIGJYOTI, Prof. K. Pradhan initiated the proceedings of the 5th Interactive Meeting of the Trust by wishing all participating dignitaries, social activists, Trust members and beneficiary students, a happy and prosperous New Year.
He explained that the idea behind formation of the Trust covers a wide range of socio-economic factors which have to be addressed in order that the orphan, disadvantaged and socially challenged meritorious children are adequately empowered to make positive impact on our national development and their livelihood security. He hoped that the deliberation will provide rich input to the Trust for shaping its future course of action looking to the ground realities.
Prof. D.P. Roy Vice–Chancellor, who presided over the Meeting commended the objectives of the Trust to educate the distressed and deprived children in our society which he considered a noble and effective tool for bringing about socio-economic development of the country. He assured of his continued association and assistance for the cause of the Trust through the vast network of ICAR – OUAT’s rural development mechanism – Krishi Vigyan Kendras located in all the districts of the state. He advised the children to contact the nearest Kendra for any help and guidance.
Mrs. Sucheta Pradhan greeted the participants and wished all the best for the New Year. She reminded the children that DIGJYOTI is not an organization like an N.G.O. It has a strong ideology behind its formation which keeps everybody binding just like an emotional bondage of a child and parent. She however regretted that some senior children have not been maintaining contact once they complete their education and join the mainstream in life. She stressed the need for continued interaction of the DIGJYOTI family and implored the children to keep maintaining constant contact.