On March 17, 2007 the Digjyoti Trust held its first Interactive Meeting in the Conference Hall of OUAT, Bhubaneswar. In attendance were the Trustees, the five scholars who were the recipients of the first scholarships given out by the Trust and many distinguished people from academia and the social sector. We were also fortunate that Dr. D. P. Ray, Vice-Chancellor, OUAT was able to find time out of his busy schedule to attend the event.
Prof. Pradhan, Managing Trustee addressed the gathering to kick off the meeting. Thereafter, the meeting became very interactive. There were many useful suggestions on the scope and direction of the Trust’s activities. The minutes of the meeting are attached.
The scholars who were also in the meeting spoke about their aspirations and why higher education was so important for their futures.??The number of attendees and their interest and participation greatly encouraged all the people who are contributing to the Trust in different ways. Prof. Pradhan was later interviewed by the local TV stations.??The meeting ended with tea and snacks and some group photographs.