His Excellency, Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, delivered an address on the eve of the fourth foundation day of the Central University of Orissa from Rashtrapati Bhawan at New Delhi via video conferencing. The president is also the visitor of the Central University of Orissa. The video conference was arranged at national informatics centre Bhubaneswar where Prof. (Dr.) Surabhi Banerjee, the Vice-Chancellor, Registrar, faculty and students of University were present. In her welcome address Prof. (Dr.) Surabhi Banerjee outlined the academic developments and goals of the University.
His Excellency, Hon’ble President of India said that it was the first time that he was addressing a Central University through video conferencing. He emphasised on character building by quoting Mahatma Gandhi. He praised Central University of Orissa for developing remarkably in a short time. Recently the university is awarded the Best Emerging University in the Tribal Area-2023. He congratulated the Vice-Chancellor and staff of the University. He also remembers the visit to the University in its First Convocation.
The conference was concluded with vote of thanks by Prof. A. K. Mishra, Registrar of the University.