Jharsuguda: – 5TH JULY 2014  : UDBHAV -2014, Odisha Human Resource Conclave was organized by Sesa Sterlite Ltd. Jharsuguda in its premise which was the first of its kind organized by any industrial house to bring together the synergic strength of corporate and industrial houses of Odisha to one platform, in order to initiate a discussion on how to leverage their collective potential for the development of human resource of Odisha and society at large. The theme of the workshop was “HR alignment with business”. 

Panel discussionThe one day conclave was attended by around 200 representatives of 40 industrial, corporate houses and academic institutions which included apex management and HR personnel of the respective institutes and industries. Present on the occasion were Chief Guest Dr. Pramod Kumar Meherda , IAS, Revenue Divisional Commissioner ,Northern Range, Odisha, Guest of Honour Mrs. Guha Punam Tapas Kumar, IAS, District Magistrate and Collector Jharsuguda, Mr. G.S.Prashad, Chief Executive Officer, Rourkela Steel Plant , Mr. Abhijit Pati, President & Chief Operating Officer, Sesa Sterlite Jharsuguda as key note speakers hosted by Dr. Rajeev Nayan, Head- Business HR( Power and Aluminium ), Sesa Sterlite Ltd.

Felicitated on the occasion for their outstanding contribution to human resource development in the state were Mr.Umesh Hota from Hindalco Industries, Mr S.K. Mohapatra from JSPL, Mr C.K.Poddar from Neelanchal Ispat Migam Limited, Mr. Ranjan Kumar Behera, Deputy Labour Commissioner, Govt of. Odisha. Dr. Pramod Meherda, Mrs. Punam Guha and Mr. G.S.Prasad were also felicitated by the HR fraternity for being with them.

Dr.Meherda appreciated the step taken by Sesa Sterlite to bring the entire HR fraternity to one forum and urged other industries to
emulate the same. In his key note speech stressed on inter industry cooperation to address issues relating to human resource, effective engagement and employment while Mrs. Guha expressed her desire to see a strengthened women empowerment process in business houses. Mr. Prasad opined that business not only should create employable opportunity but also generate ample opportunity for alternative engagements through capacity building and developing entrepreneurship capability of people.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Pati stressed that the mantra of developing human resource is vested in investing in education as it
leads to better understanding of enterprise development which in turn will augur fruitful and effective engagement. Hence, industrial fraternity must invest in education. 

The key participants in technical sessions were Mr. Umesh Hota from Hindalco, Ms. Bobby Patnaik from Infosys, Mr S.K.Mohapatra from JSPL and Mr. N.K.Ojha from Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd., besides other participants in panel discussion on various subjects related to HR.

Other major industries who has participated in this conclave are MCL, NALCO, OPGC, TRL Korosaki, TATA, JSPL, Concast, Bhushan, MSP, Aditya Bilra Group, OPTCL, GRIDCO, and institution like IMI, Utkal University, and BIMTECH etc.  It was unanimously resolved by the industrial fraternity to take this effort forward and the effort was lauded for its purpose.


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