Bhubaneswar: In order to attract investment to Odisha, the state government on Friday decided to hold an Invest Odisha meet in Bengaluru on August 26.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will attend the event and hold one-to-one meetings with investors.

A high-level preparatory meeting was held on Friday under the chairmanship of Industries Minister Debi Prasad Mishra here.

"We have requested the Chief Minister to grace the occasion. He would have one-to-one meet with top level industry captains. The Ministers and secretaries of concerned departments would also have discussions with the industry players," said Mishra.

He said around 50 large and medium industries have been enlisted basing on their interest for investment in Odisha, and are from sectors like engineering, IT, hardware, aviation, textiles, medical devices, lubricants, aerospace, beverages, telecom, defence, transport and consumer durables, etc.

Besides, a number of events and interactions would be organized on this occasion to attract more investment to Odisha.

It was also decided in the meeting that commemoration of late Chief Minister's Biju Patnaik's birth centenary would be held at a separate event in Bengaluru on August 26.

The event would be organized as another episode with a number of attractive cultural programme, and involve the Odia people living in Bengaluru, Odia Associations and local cultural associations, said the Minister.

The Odia Association of Bengaluru has formed a committee to organize the Biju Patnaik birth centenary at a separate venue.