The inaugural launch of “PRERANA - Post-Matric Scholarship Registration Release And Network Automation" by Shri Naveen Pattanaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha set another milestone for NIC in the ICT arena of the State of Odisha.
Initiating the programme, Shri Santosh Kumar Sarangi, IAS, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, SSD & BCW Dept. delivered the welcome address. He described “PRERANA” as the major source of inspiration for the under privileged ST, SC, OBC / SEBC and Minority students of Odisha, in terms of financial assistance.
Shri A. K. Hota, Technical Director, NIC, Odisha, presenting the process flow of the application highlighted major features & deliverable of the application.
Addressing on the occasion Shri Lalbihari Himirika, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister, Shri Ramesh Chandra Majhi, Hon’ble Minister of State, Shri Bijay Kumar Pattanaik, IAS, Chief Secretary, Odisha wished that PRERANA would facilitate easy access, speedy and timely disbursal of scholarship to the needy students maintaining the transparency, accountability and responsibility in implementation of the scheme.
Hon’ble Chief Minister delivering Inaugural Address, described the event as of much importance as per the commitment of the Govt. to the ST, SC, OBC/SEBC and Minority people of Odisha. He wished that the Tribal and Backward classes would certainly be benefited from this online system. He appreciated the effort of NIC in designing & developing such an effective system, which would definitely facilitate timely and accurate delivery of the scholarship.
Shri S.K.Panda, Sr.TD & SIO, NIC, Odisha State Unit, conferring the Vote of thanks, extended his sincere gratitude to the Hon’ble Chief Minister and Hon’ble Cabinet Minister and Hon’ble Minister of State, Esteemed Chief Secretary & Guests on the Dias, Media Persons & other officers who were present throughout for making the programme a success.
He expressed heartfelt thanks for the continuous support & guidance of the Secretary to the NIC-team which could enable NIC to bring such a huge and complex project live.
He appreciated the hard work, sincerity and continuous effort of NIC- Odisha team comprising Shri A. K. Hota, TD, Shri D. K. Mandhata, Scientist-D, Shri S. P. Dash, Scientist-C and NIC-MP team comprising Shri Sunil Jain, TD, Shri Sanjay Garg, Scientist-C, for making the project happen.