Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was conferred with ‘CSI E-Ratna Award’ 2020 at the 53rd Annual International Convention of Computer Society of India (CSI) here on Saturday.
The Odisha CM was honoured for his selfless service to its citizens and State through e-Governance and ICT initiatives.
Achutya Samanta and convener CSI 2020 Manas Ranjan Patnaik were present among others on the second day of the largest and prestigious IT convention of CSI held for the first time in Bhubaneswar at the KIIT University.
Speaking on the occasion, CM Patnaik said, “I congratulate the CSI for holding the IT Convention in Odisha. We in Odisha are transforming the State through 5T and we have taken up many developmental issues through Information Technology in Odisha.”
The other eminent dignitaries who were felicitated include Satish KK, Prof Dr Sasmita Samanta, Minister of State, E and IT and Sports Tushar Kanti Behera, Dr Gulshan Rai and Dr AK Saini.
The day included technical sessions and seminar on theme digital democracy and e- democracy. Hundreds of delegates from different walks of life including industry experts, educationists, Government officials and students joined. The convention had exhibition stalls which showcased emerging products and services of the industry.
The convention is the largest IT convention of Odisha held for the first time in state where thousands of computer professionals and students from all over the nation participated. The convention provided a platform to the participants to share their views and ideas on the various aspects of the theme – ‘Digital Democracy- IT for Change’ in the present scenario.