Bhubaneswar: Bishnupada Sethi has taken over charge as the Principal Secretary, Odia Language, Literature, and Culture department, on Wednesday.
Director Culture Bijay Kumar Nayak, additional secretary, Dr. Ramakrushna Sahu and Registrar, Utkal University of Culture, Ananta Bijay Patnaik welcomed him with bouquets.
Replying to the felicitation, Sethi said he has to ensure necessary measures for the protection of the heritage of Odisha and the department will be geared up with the implementation of technical know-how.
Sethi is widely known as a writer and has penned English books like ‘Beyond Feelings’, ‘My World of Words’, and an anthology of poems ‘Where Shall I Go’. The poems have been translated into Urdu and Hindi.