OTV’s 12th annual conclave ‘Foresight 2022 – Changing Times Changing Minds’ witnessed brainstorming sessions and power packed debates/discussions on several topics ranging from political and social issues, to economic and cultural scenario of the State and country. Foresight is Odisha's most premium forum where ideology gets blurred and focus solely zooms on all the topical issues confronted by state and nation. The focus of this year's OTV FORESIGHT was 'Covid: Winners And The Disadvantaged In The New World Order'.
By: Devbrat Patnaik
Last updated: 07 March 2022, 03:18 PM IST
OTV MD and Co-founder Jagi Mangat Panda in her inaugural address said despite pandemic impact many industrial ventures have joined the club of $1 bn valuation which is a moment of pride for the nation.
The world is unlikely to return to what it was in the pre-Covid era. What will remain critical is the need for collective action to build economies that deliver inclusive economic growth, prosperity and safety for all, said Jagi Mangat Panda.
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar lauded OTV for successfully doing the role of an objective media in Odisha. In democracy, media plays a vital role, which his why people have made it the No 1 channel in Odisha, said Tomar while addressing the event virtually.
Sadhguru was involved in a riveting discussion with OTV MD Jagi Mangat Panda where he shed more light on 'Save Soil' Movement and interpreted the myriad shades of the 'New World Order' that has emerged on the global horizon post the takeover of the globe by a goliath - Covid.
Gopal Krishna GSS Designation, Country Head Market function & Product Group Head at TCS iON, throwing light on "India - The rising force in the new world order".
Harit Nagpal, MD & CEO of Tata Play spoke on the topic 'Differentiating In A Commoditised Market'. He said unless there is freedom to have free thinking, growth is not possible. The mantra of successful corporate culture is to reduce the layers and barriers in a company, Nagpal said.
Real estate sector in the country faced adverse circumstances like GST, demonetisation, RERA and the three waves of SARS-CoV-2. In the property market, Bhubaneswar has emerged as the preferred destination of home buyers across the country, said Aditya Prakash, COO, Assotech Group.
The churning on the topic of the day 'Panchayat Verdict: What Led To Opposition Debacle' at the 12th edition of OTV's annual convention. This session was graced by Balasore MP Pratap Sarangi, senior Congress leader Ganeswar Behera, senior CPI leader Narayan Reddy, and senior journalist Sandip Mishra with OTV news editor Radhamadhab Mishra being the moderator.
Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi discussed the transition from big screen to small screen and the future of big screen. She also threw light on how the pandemic has hit the livelihoods in the film industry. At the end, she also declared that "Rasagola belongs to Odisha", when a witty question was thrown at her.