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Mindtree co-founder Subroto Bagchi to head Odisha Skill Development Authority

Bangalore (India) - April 29, 2016 - Honorable Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik has invited co-founder of Mindtree and well-known IT entrepreneur, Subroto Bagchi to set up a unified body to guide, implement and oversee all skill development programmes in the State. He will be given the rank of cabinet minister and all the support necessary to make a difference to the youth of the State.

Mr. Bagchi will assume office on May 1, 2016 which also happens to be World Labour Day. He will report to the Chief Minister.

Accepting the invitation of the State, Mr. Bagchi said, “I am deeply humbled and honored to serve my motherland. This is the State that nourished me. Now it is time to give back".

Mr. Bagchi will draw a salary of Rupees 1 per year for his services to the State. He will begin his work with a visit to all the 30 districts of the State to get a first-hand understanding of the initiatives on the ground and submit his recommendations based  on which, a detailed program will be worked out.

Odisha Skill Development Authority will unify the initiatives on the ground and create momentum for thousands of young boys and girls of the State to receive skill training in a truly professional manner so that they are valued in the national and international job market. This will benefit their families across Odisha, bringing them better and more secure livelihoods.

Krishnakumar, Executive Chairman of Mindtree, expressed his great joy at the development and said, “The entire Mindtree family is very proud and excited that Subroto is going to serve a hugely important initiative. He has the unique capability to drive large scale change and we wish him the very best”.

About Mindtree

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