UNION OIL MINISTER OFFERS TO BE IIT-B BRAND AMBASSADOR
Bhubaneswar, Feb 12: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday offered to be the Brand Ambassador of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar. While addressing at the 9th foundation day of the IIT he urged the students to take the institute to further heights and advised them to be aggressive and vibrant.“India in general and particularly the state of Odisha with its culture richness and heritage can surpass any country in the world if the institution like IIT Bhubaneswar takes up the challenge in providing leadership,” said the Union Minister. Institute Director Prof RV Raja Kumar extended his heart-felt thanks to the Minister for his generous support in progress and growth of the Institute and constant guidance in making the Institute realising its dreams.He also promised that the Institute will gracefully contribute to the societal development with dedicated student and faculty engagements. The Union Minister also gave away the excellence awards to a few selected faculty members for outstanding contributions in innovative teaching and research based on the feedback received from the students.