A special talk was organized by the Geography Programme under the School of Tribal Resource Management (STRM), KISS-DU, on 11th April 2024 to discuss the knowledge about Viksit Bharat @2047. The discussion revolved around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations and how we can achieve them through Viksit Bharat. Professor Gopal Krishna Panda, Professor Emeritus, KISS-DU, and Dr. Rajanikant Biswal were invited as distinguished speakers. Dr. Snigdharani Panda, Chairperson of Deans KISS-DU, Dr. Monalisha Mishra, Assistant Professor, Dr. Anwesha Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, senior faculty members, research scholars, and students attended this program.

At the outset, Dr. Arpana Premi Lina Oraon, Associate Professor, welcomed everyone. She introduced the purpose of organizing the talk to the august gathering. Before the distinguished lecture, faculty members shared their views on Viksit Bharat. Dr. Ch. Sudipta Nanda, Assistant Professor, focused on the 5P’s: People, Planet, Partnership, Peace, and Prosperity for Sustainable Development. These 5P’s should never be ignored for sustainable development and inclusive growth. Dr. Sanjeeta Devi, Assistant Professor, explained how we can sustain development without harming future prospects. Dr. Gopal Jena, Assistant Professor, focused on the development of Rural India, emphasizing that through rural development, our nation will prosper.

During the keynote lecture, Professor Gopal Krishna Panda explained the details of Viksit Bharat @2047, how youth can participate in this campaign, how can anyone register themselves, and share ideas on this platform. He described advancements in technology, infrastructure, healthcare, education, agriculture, environmental conservation, indigenous technology, and social welfare policies. He emphasized strategies for achieving these goals, the roles of government; private sector; and civil society, as well as potential challenges and opportunities along the way. Dr. Rajanikant Biswal shared his ideas on how to continue overall development in the long term.

Dr. Oraon concluded the talk with feedback and reflected thoughts on the deliberations. She also proposed a formal vote of thanks.