Bhubaneswar: Eminent educationist Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Advisor, Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan and Founder SAI International Education Group was conferred with the prestigious D.Litt. (Doctor of Literature) degree (Utkal University) by Vice President of India, His Excellency Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday, April 3, 2021 in Bhubaneswar.
Governor of Odisha Prof. Ganeshi Lal, Vice Chancellor Dr. Sabita Acharya and the syndicate body & faculty of the prestigious Utkal University were present at the 50th Convocation Ceremony of Utkal University.
Along with Dr. Sahoo, the D.Litt. degrees were also conferred upon Shantikanta Das, Governor, Reserve Bank of India, Girish Chandra Murmu, the Auditor General of India also the External Auditor of United Nations, Justice Sanju Panda, Orissa High Court Judge and Shri Ajit Kumar Mohanty, Director, Bhaba Atomic Research Centre.
“I express my heartfelt gratitude with deep sense of humility to the Vice President of India, His Excellency Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Chancellor, Governor of Odisha Prof. Ganeshi Lal, Vice Chancellor Dr. Sabita Acharya and the entire team of the prestigious Utkal University, for conferring on me the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature (Honoris Causa).
Utkal University has set a new benchmark by giving importance to School education which is fundamental to development of any nation. Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya is the brainchild of our Chief Minister for rendering quality school education in every remote and inaccessible part of Odisha. This successful model has been adopted by Govt. of India in starting 15000 Adarsha Vidyalayas in the entire Country.
Utkal University has recognised this effort and this honour goes to each member of my Adarsha Vidyalaya family”, said Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo on receiving the Honorary Degree.
For this year’s convocation, the University awarded Ph. D degrees, to 40 Scholars, 90 gold medals to students and other awards (including Chancellor’s Cup) to 20 students.