[Puri, Odisha] - The National Productivity Council (NPCsupported by Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo with Indian Potash Limited as its Industry partner successfully concluded the national conference on "Navmantra: Innovations for Higher Productivity" today in Puri, Odisha.
The conference, held on 5th June 2023 at Toshali Sands in Puri, brought together experts, policymakers, industry leaders, and stakeholders to discuss and explore strategies for achieving higher productivity across various sectors. The event was supported by the Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo, Japan, and had Indian Potash Limited as the industry partner.
The conference featured insightful sessions, engaging panel discussions, and keynote addresses by esteemed speakers. Some of the highlights of the event include:
Session 1: "Amrit Kaal and NPC in 2047" focused on inclusive and innovation-led productivity growth, envisioning the role of NPC in the year 2047 and : "Navmantra" elaborated on a nine-pronged approach for building a self-reliant India, covering five thematic areas and four geographic focal regions. The areas included youth and productivity, women and productivity, innovations, agriculture and cooperatives, and industry partnerships presented by Sh. KD Bharadwaj, Director & Group HeadEnergy, Environment & Climate Action, National Productivity Council, New Delhi
Session 2: "Sustainable Mining Practices" highlighted the importance of adopting sustainable mining practices to ensure the extraction of minerals and resources while minimizing negative environmental and social impacts. The session was presented by Sh Sh. K C. Sarangi, Assistant General Manager (SDF), & Sh A B Panigrahi Advisor (SDF) Odisha Mining Corporation
The conference also hosted panel discussions on social, economic, and industrial growth, as well as on drivers and barriers to green productivity. Eminent panellists from diverse backgrounds shared their expertise and experiences, discussing strategies for growth, sustainability, and social inclusion. The panellists included Dr. Rajeev Ranjan, IAS (Retd.) , Director IPL Centre for Rural Outreach ,Dr. M V Rao, IAS (Retd.) , Chairman West Bengal State Electricity Regulatory Commission , Sh. Pradipta Mohanty, Chairman SNM Group, Bhubaneswar , Shri Arun Sareen, Secretary Delhi Productivity Council ,Sh. Sanjeev Kumar Chadha, IFS Principal Secretary, Department of Co-operation, Government of Odisha Prof. A. K. Tripathy, Former Director General Central Power Research Institute Bangalore Er. K. Arul, President Coimbatore Productivity Council
Key Speakers at the Inauguration session of event included:
Sh. Rajib Sekhar Sahoo, FCA promoter & partner od M/s SRB Associate, Charted Accounts made a special address to the gathering focusing on 5 SDG goals in Odisha Context and importance of the conference in Odisha
Dr. Rajeev Ranjan, IAS (Retd.): Dr. Rajeev Ranjan is the Director of IPL Centre for Rural Outreach. With his vast experience and expertise in rural development, he delivered a special address focusing on the importance of innovation and productivity in rural areas.
Sh. Sundeep Kumar Nayak, IAS: Sh. Sundeep Kumar Nayak is the Director General of the National Productivity Council. In his keynote address, he emphasized the significance of higher productivity in driving economic growth and shared insights on the NPC's initiatives.
Sh. Bharat Lal, IAS: Sh. Bharat Lal is the Director General of the National Centre for Good Governance. He provided valuable remarks as the chief guest, highlighting the role of productivity and good governance in achieving sustainable development.
During the inaugural session of the conference, Sh. Avijit Nayak, Regional Director of NPC Bhubaneswar, delivered a heartfelt and impactful vote of thanks. His speech expressed gratitude to all the distinguished guests, speakers, delegates, and organizers for their valuable contributions and active participation in making the event a resounding success.
The closing session of the event began with the opening remarks by Sh. Shirish Paliwal, Dy Director General of the National Productivity Council. His remarks reflected on the significant discussions held throughout the conference and emphasized the importance of the conference's theme in driving productivity and innovation.
The session's chief guest was Prof. Santosh Kumar Tripathy, Vice-Chancellor of Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha. Prof. Tripathy shared valuable insights on the role of higher education institutions in fostering productivity and innovation. His presence added further prominence to the event, and his address resonated with the audience, inspiring them to continue their efforts towards higher productivity.
During the valedictory session of the conference, Sh. Shyama Prasad, Deputy Director of the National Productivity Council (NPC), delivered a vote of thanks. His speech expressed gratitude to all the distinguished guests, speakers, delegates, and organizers for their valuable contributions and active participation in making the event a resounding success.
He also acknowledged the efforts of the NPC Bhubaneswar Project Team, whose dedication and hard work ensured the seamless organization of the event.The vote of thanks highlighted the significance of the conference's theme, "Navamantra: Innovations for Higher Productivity," and emphasized the importance of collective efforts in driving productivity and fostering growth in India.
The conference witnessed active participation and fruitful discussions, enabling participants to gain new insights, exchange ideas, and foster collaborations. The event's success can be attributed to the collective efforts of the organizing committee, distinguished speakers, partners, and attendees.
We extend our sincere gratitude to all the participants, speakers, sponsors, and media representatives who contributed to the success of the conference.
For more information about the National Productivity Council and its initiatives, please visit: www.npcindia.gov.in
About the National Productivity Council (NPC):
The National Productivity Council (NPC) is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. It serves as a catalyst and change agent for productivity enhancement in all sectors of the Indian economy. NPC promotes productivity-driven growth and helps organizations improve their performance through various programs, projects, and initiatives.
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Shyama Prasad, Dy Director, NPC Bhubaneswar