Ministry of Education
azadi ka amrit mahotsav g20-india-2023

Press Release

Posted On: 28 MAR 2023 2:29PM by PIB Bhubaneshwar

Drawing inspiration from the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s call to make ‘Jan Bhagidari’ a strong element of India’s G20 Presidency, month long events are being rolled out in the state of Odisha from April 1, 2023 which is also celebrated as “Utkal Dibasa” or “Odisha Day”.


The third meeting of the Education Working Group is scheduled to be held in Bhubaneswar from April 27-29, 2023. Delegates from G20 countries would be attending these meetings .The programmes under the Education Working Group, selection of themes and ensuring reach to the youth of the country  are being  led by the vision and guidance of the Hon’ble Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan. In case of Odisha, where the theme is ‘Future of Work’, Hon’ble Minister’s vision is that there should be widespread deliberations and effective outreach  in every district on the emerging skilling requirements and the need for continuous skilling, reskilling and up-skilling as relevant to the district.  

The Education Working Group meetings will be held at Hotel Mayfair Convention. Hon’ble Minister of State for Education Dr Subhash Sarkar will inaugurate the session on April 27. Thereafter, there would be official level deliberations on the four identified priority areas – Foundational Literacy and Numeracy; Tech enabled learning; Future of Work and Research Collaboration. The delegates will visit Konark on the evening of April 28. Apart from participating in the deliberations, the delegates would get to savour the best of Odisha’s Art and Culture, handloom, handicrafts and cuisines through especially curated performances and menus as also exhibits at the venues.

Precursor events to the G20 Education Working Group Meetings would be held from April 23-25, 2023. These events are being organized in collaboration with various institutions, such as,  IIT Bhubaneswar, IIM Sambalpur, Central University, NIT, IMMT Bhubaneswar, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, Deloitte, CII and USIBC are industry connects for the various events. These week long deliberations would focus on strengthening international collaboration and support in germinating a Framework for Future of Work. Deliberations would be held on various topics , such as, Deep Tech with a focus on advanced technology in future of work, such as, AI, Automation, machine learning etc; Transforming Logistics with a special thrust on coastal economies and their infrastructure and Skill Architecture and Governance Models.

Students – Academia and Industry connect would be a core  element of all the events. Accordingly, young entrepreneurs and Start ups  would be invited to the state to share their experiences.

          Month long parallel brainstorming sessions covering 35 institutions in Odisha would be organizing deliberations on Future of Work in the fields  relevant to all districts of Odisha. All 30 districts of Odisha would also celebrate India’s G20 Presidency by organizing ‘Jan Bhagidari’ events, such as, Quiz contests, Essay competitions, Declamation contests, Mock G 20 , Yuva Samvad etc. Students from schools, ITIs,Polytechnics,colleges including engineering colleges,NSTI and beneficiaries of Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) would be participating in these events. These programmes and activities would be Youth -Led and Women-Led. Engagement Groups of G20 , viz., Start up 20, B20 etc. would also be providing support to organize these events across the state.


An Exhibition on Future of Work is scheduled to be held from April 23-29,2023 in Bhubaneswar to showcase the need for acquiring new skills and knowledge as a result of fast evolving world of work. There would be 75+ exhibitors from G20 countries, industry, government, Tech companies, skill development partners etc.


As the state of Odisha has a significant tribal population, a special focus would also be on Tribes of Odisha and their products would be showcased during various events and programmes. As 2023 is the International year of Millets, food festival where millets and local cuisines would be served to introduce the G20 delegates and participants to India’s traditional food.


The state government is extending support for the G20 programmes.




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