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ABOUT FORESIGHT

Foresight is the annual conclave of Odisha Television Limited which has been for many years a much looked after annual event. Foresight has witnessed thought leaders, industry stalwarts, political veterans, experienced journalists and actors, discuss and debate on contemporary topics in great details, leading to many actionable plans.

This year Foresight is proud to have national and regional delegates deliberating on different issues.
Don’t forget to tune into OTV on 22nd Feb at 7:30PM to witness this thought provoking program.

OTV FORESIGHT 2020 - SPEAKERS

Shri Subramanian Swamy
Indian politician, economist, and statistician
He is an Indian politician, economist, and statistician who serves as a nominated Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha. He served as a member of the Planning Commission of India and was a Cabinet Minister in the Chandra Shekhar government.  He authored books like The Economic Planning in India, Kailash and Manasarovar-A journey, The Assasination of Rajiv gandhi and many more informative books. He has been the original campaigner against corruption by bringing into light the 2G case and has always been upfront about any corruption or illegal activities in the country. He is loved and admired by the youth because of his clear cut views on national issues.
Shri Sitaram Yechury
Indian politician
He is an Indian politician who joined the Students Federation of India (SFI) in 1974 a year later, he joined the Communist Party of India. AS a prolific writer, he has authored many books like Left Hand Drive for Hindustan Times and  People's Democracy, This Hindu Rashtra, Pseudo Hinduism Exposed etc. He justifies disruptions in parliament by calling it a legitimate process in a democracy and brings several popular issues to the notice of the parliament. Yechury is a staunch critic of US foreign policy too and blames them for rise of Islamic fundamentalism.
Shri Sanjay Jha
National Spokesperson of the Indian National Congress Party
Sanjay Jha is the National Spokesperson of the Indian National Congress Party since 2013. He is one of India’s top influencers on social media like Twitter. He has founded the popular sports channel CricketNext.Com and is also an TEDx Speaker who has addressed audiences at Dell, Columbia Business School (New York), University of California (Los Angeles), Goldman Sachs, Microsoft and many more. He has also authored a bestseller on leadership called The Superstar Syndrome (The Making Of A Champion) which served many.
Shri Ali Fazal
Bollywood Actor
An Indian actor and model who made his screen debut with a small role in the English language film The Other End of the Line before appearing in the American television miniseries Bollywood Hero. Always interested in sports who harboured dreams on playing in the national team is amongst the few Indian artists to be part of the Oscar academy class. He discovered his passion for acting when he was casted for the role of Trinculo in the play “The Tempest”written by William Shakespeareafterwhich multiple movies came his way like Always Kabhi Kabhi, 3idiots, fast and furious, fukrey, fukrey return, Mirzapur and many more. Not only did he receive internationally accolades, but he also set a benchmark as the only Indian male actor to have been in the lead in British cinema.
Shri Biswaranjan Mohanty
Congress leader & Odisha Congress Committee spokesperson
Youth Congress leader and Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee spokesperson Biswaranjan Mohanty has been appointed as All India Congress Committee (AICC) Secretary for Gujarat by Congress President Rahul Gandhi. He being an Odia Columnist, has written Articles in various Odia leading Newspapers on Current issues, Agricultural, Financial and Health Conditions of the Nation & State. He is followed by many in digital platforms where he actively involves with the public and keeps his concern, ideas and beliefs in open forum.
Shri Nishikanta Mohapatra
Political science student from JNU
He is a Political science student from JNU who joined Parivartan as an Activist and started his journey in RTI Movement with Sri Arvind Kejriwal. He has worked in slums of Delhi and also in national wide campaign Ghus ko Ghussa where he got involved with more than 90 social organisations in Odisha. He was also an important part of the Janalokpal movement under the leadership of Anna hazare and Arvind kejriwal and moved all the 30 districts with his team to build up India against corruption platform in the state.  He is an Activist with a clear vision and understanding.
Shri Rajesh Mahapatra
Former editor at large, Hindustan Times
Formerly editor at large of Hindustan Times, Rajesh Mahapatra has been, at various points over the last 25 years, a business journalist, political analyst, public policy expert, newsroom leader and editor. His journey has taken him from Chitrakonda in remote Odisha to New Delhi and several others parts of the world. Mahapatra studied economics at Delhi University and JNU. In his early years of journalism, he covered India's economic transformation for international publications such as the Associated Press and Bridge News, before an extended stint at Hindustan Times, where he drove organisational change and digital innovation. He is now a columnist and commentator seeking to contribute to and shape public policy debates in Odisha and India at large.
Ms. Lekhashree Samantsinghar
PhD in Environmental Science
She has done her PhD in Environmental Science and after 16 years of teaching career in Govt colleges and Ravenshaw University now she has become a  part of nation building with BJP According to her: Rajneeti is not about power. Its also not about mandate or authority. It is about a commitment to do something for your country, for your people. In that sense each one of us is a Rajneta.   She has always stood for women, minorities and voiced her statements strongly even if its against any famous dignitaries. She is a strong women with fine sense of judgement.
Foresight 2020 - Event Flow
22nd Feb 2020
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