Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday launched the ‘Mo College’ campaign through video conferencing. The Chief Minister also launched the ‘Mo College’ web portal.
The ‘Mo College’ initiative is aimed at aspiring to bring in a holistic development in the College ecosystem of the state by creating useful collaborative models between the alumni and their Alma Maters.
While inaugurating the unique initiative of the State government, Patnaik said, “I am delighted to launch the “Mo College” campaign and web portal today. The portal will be a great enabler in connecting the alumina across the country and around the globe to the campaign.”
“After the success of ‘Mo School’ campaign, I believe ‘Mo College’ is going to bring similar response for higher education, institutions in the state. It aims to design an emotionally invested platform connecting the Odia alumina thus across the globe as there is nothing more rewarding than going back to treasured memories of our colleges,” he added.
“This abhiyan is not only limited to the alumni rather the non-alumni, philanthropists, charitable organizations, groups of persons and institutions can also be part of this innovative initiative,” the Chief Minister stated.
“The mission of ‘Mo College’ abhiyan aims to strive for a healthy learning atmosphere which is grounded on the principles of nation-building, promoting creativity, skill development and nurturing teamwork, thereby making the colleges and universities an innovative and exciting place to study,” he added.
Patnaik further said, “We’ll also realize the joy of giving back to our respective Alma Maters where we enjoyed the most vibrant period of our youth and shaped our future. I appeal to all my brothers and sisters of Odisha to take this opportunity to become a collaborative force in building up of our own institutions.”
He also said, “The State government is taking many steps in enhancing the structure and functioning of higher education system in Odisha. Nevertheless, your personal contribution will give a magical touch to it. The benefit of the program will spread across 755 government colleges and Universities.”
“It is my pleasure to announce that in case of financial collaboration the State government will contribute double the amount contributed by the alumni with a cap of Rs 50 lakh per institution per year,” CM concluded.