The Economics Programme, School of Tribal Resource Management (STRM), KISS-DU organized an insightful extra mural lecture on Viksit Bharat@2047 on April 12, 2024. The seminar aimed to delve into the visionary aspects of Viksit Bharat and its implications on various facets of societal progress.

Professor Emeritus, Professor Jagannath Lenka graced the occasion as the chief speaker, sharing profound insights into the multifaceted vision of Viksit Bharat@2047. Emphasizing the need for a holistic approach, Professor Lenka elaborated the four pillars crucial for the realization of this vision – which are economic growth; environmental sustainability; social progress and good governance.

Speaking at length on economic growth, he said that strategies for fostering robust economic growth while ensuring equitable distribution of resources and opportunities are the need of the hour. While talking about environmental sustainability, he added that it is important to recognize the imperative of environmental conservation and advocated for sustainable practices and policies aimed at preserving our natural resources for future generations. Under social progress he spoke about the importance of inclusive growth and societal well-being and Prof. Lenka also underscored the need for policies and initiatives fostering social harmony and equity. Professor Lenka concluded the lecture by talking about good governance, wherein he accentuated the pivotal role of transparent and efficient governance in driving sustainable development, emphasizing accountability and citizen participation.

Among others, Research Chair Professors, faculty members of the School of TRM, research scholars and students.  Dr. Sanjeeta Kumari Devi, Program Head, Economics Programme, STRM delivered welcome address and extended heartfelt gratitude to all participants for their active engagement and insightful contributions, acknowledging their role in making the seminar a resounding success. Dr. Devi’s words of appreciation resonated with the audience, highlighting the spirit of collaboration and shared commitment towards the vision of Viksit Bharat@2047.

Professor Harish Ch. Sahoo, Research Chair Professor, Bhima Bhoi Researh Chair, KISS-DU focused on how the vision of Viksit Bharat will foster the economy and Professor Bijayananda Singh, Research Chair Professor, Gopabandhu Das Research Chair, KISS-DU underlined the role of students in Viksit Bharat. Their collective expertise and diverse perspectives enriched the discourse, fostering a comprehensive understanding of Viksit Bharat and its implications.

The seminar provided a platform for lively discussions and exchange of ideas, empowering students, research scholars, and the faculty of STRM to actively engage with the vision of Viksit Bharat@2047. Professor Lenka’s illuminating address served as a catalyst for further exploration and action towards a progressive and sustainable future.

In closing, Dr. Sanjeeta Kumari Devi expressed gratitude to all participants for their valuable contributions, fostering an environment of intellectual growth and collaboration. The seminar concluded on a note of inspiration, igniting a collective resolve to contribute towards the realization of Viksit Bharat@2047.