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Successful 7th NAAO Annual Alumni Meet Strengthens Navodaya Community Bonds

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Bhubaneswar, 6th February, 2024 : The 7th Navodaya Alumni Association of Odisha (NAAO) Annual Alumni Meet concluded with resounding success, marking a significant milestone in fostering camaraderie and intellectual exchange within the Navodaya community. Held at the Rail Auditorium in Bhubaneswar, the event attracted an impressive turnout of more than 1000 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) alumni from Odisha, along with Navodayans guests from various states.

The Annual Alumni Meet featured a diverse range of activities designed to engage and inspire attendees. The final round of the NAAO Super Quiz – 3.0 tested participants’ knowledge and wit, while the NAAO Filmfest Show provided a platform to showcase creative talents within the Navodaya family. Cultural performances, including dance recitals by Petit Navodayans, added vibrancy and color to the event, highlighting the rich cultural heritage of the Navodaya community.

Distinguished speakers, including Chief Speaker Colonel (Dr.) Lalita Patnaik, MD (Obstetrics and Gynaec), and Chief Guest Prof. Bidhu K Mohanti, Director-Academic, Bagchi Sri Shankara Cancer Centre, delivered inspiring addresses, urging attendees to strive for excellence and contribute positively to society.

“The success of the 7th Navodaya Alumni Association of Odisha (NAAO) Annual Alumni Meet is a testament to the dedication, enthusiasm, and spirit of the Navodaya community,” remarked Mr. Ashabhanu Swain, President of NAAO. “We are grateful to all participants, sponsors, volunteers, and organizers whose contributions made this event possible.” remarked Mr Saroj Bag, Secretary of NAAO.

The Annual Alumni Meet provided a valuable platform for JNVians from Odisha and Navodayans guests from other states to reconnect, forge new friendships, and explore opportunities for collaboration and mutual support. Attendees expressed their appreciation for the event’s ability to strengthen bonds and create lasting memories within the Navodaya community. Amidst laughter and storytelling, old friendships were rekindled, and new connections forged, underscoring the power of the Navodaya network to transcend time and distance. Each handshake and exchanged contact represented more than a mere interaction; it was a testament to the enduring bonds and unwavering support that define the Navodaya community. Through heartfelt conversations and shared experiences, Navodayans reaffirmed their commitment to each other, pledging to continue nurturing the spirit of camaraderie, excellence, and service that lies at the heart of the Navodaya ethos.

As the curtains closed on the 7th Navodaya Alumni Association of Odisha (NAAO) Annual Alumni Meet, the event organizers expressed optimism for the future, pledging to build upon the success of this year’s event and continue nurturing the spirit of fellowship and excellence among Navodayans nationwide.

For more information about future events and initiatives, interested individuals are encouraged to visit the NAAO website

Report by Mr. Sampad Sahoo
Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Mob: 7008448469

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