Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today called upon the alumni and the larger community of Odisha to join in Mo School movement to create a healthy eco-system in education which can help achieve the transformational goals of Odisha while speaking at a function organised for the celebration on the completion of two years of Mo School campaign.
The Chief Minister also released the Mo School Mobile App, a Coffee Table Book and a News Letter.
He also felicitated Amarendra Sahoo, the contributor of Mo School App. Sahoo is a leading Techno-Entrepreneur and the Co-Founder of Nestaway.
“An institution’s alumni are key to its growth. And no one is likely to be more concerned and caring for an educational institute than its former students,” Patnaik said and added that it was this value that led to Mo School initiative.
“Its unprecedented success over the last two years has vindicated our belief. Mo School has made huge inroads into the collective wisdom of the people encouraging them to give back to their alma maters. I believe this movement over the years can change the face of our education system”, the Chief Minister pointed out.
Patnaik further informed that encouraged with the success of Mo School, the government has also launched ‘Mo College’.
“I call upon everyone to take upon the responsibility of Mo School as a duty for future generations,” the Chief Minister exhorted the public.
“World over alumni are involved in good work in educational institutions. We needed a platform to involve alumni spread over in different countries across the world to connect with our Mo School programme,” said Bijay Kumar Sahoo, advisor, Adarsha Vidyalaya explaining about the Mo School app to reporters.
He said that through this app alumni can know about their school or any other school, what project they can undertake, the grant they can provide, they can know the progress of their project.
“This app is a revolutionary step. I feel through this app Mo School programme will reach new heights. Alumni can take ownership of the projects they undertake,” Sahoo further said.
“As many as 9,958 schools have joined the Mo School programme as of now. The government has given a contribution of around Rs 104 crore to the programme. Apart from launching of the app, a coffee table book and a quarterly newsletter were also launched by the Chief Minister today,” informed Samir Ranjan Das, Minister of School and Mass Education speaking to reporters after the event.