A panel discussion on
"Sports for Development-Education & Life Skills"
In partnership with FICCI Odisha State Council
"Sports for Development-Education & Life Skills" was the topic in 2017 which was organized in partnership with FICCI Odisha State Council. Sports is a means of bringing about social change. Panelists engaged in deliberations and discussions on issues and challenges in streamlining sports as part of the development agenda, sharing research-based knowledge & information, Government policies, role of development organizations and communities to promote a comprehensive approach to sports. On the panel were Mr Ranjib Biswal, Hon'ble Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and renowned Cricketer, Mr Vishal Kumar Dev, IAS, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Sports & Youth Services Department, Govt of Odisha, Mr Moncho Ferrer, Program Director, Rural Development Trust, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, Dr Abhijeet Barse, Chief Executive Officer, Slum Soccer-Krida Vikas Sanstha, and Nagpur. Ms Meha Bhardwaj, Associate Editor (Sports), CNN IBN was the Moderator. International Karate Ka, Ms Valena Valentina, shared her experience with the audience.