You can find below the gallery of various social work activities, including interactions with students from various schools and rural villages.
I continue to participate in a variety of charitable endeavors in addition to my academic and professional activities. I was born in Labarsing, a small village of only 40 households in the tribal-dominated Gajapati district of Odisha, one of the poorest regions in India. Even qualifying for a high school examination was a major achievement in our region at that time due to the region's poor infrastructure and healthcare systems. I had to overcome a number of obstacles to get where I am today. Despite my background, I consider myself fortunate to have obtained a Ph.D in addition to two master's degrees (M. Sc. and M.Tech.). Later, I had the opportunity to work for several organizations in developed countries like the UK, Japan, and Italy and also travel to different parts of the globe. If I remember my childhood, I never thought that I would get such opportunities in my life to reach the place where I am today.
I am aware of the difficulties rural residents confront on a daily basis. During my college and university days, I realised that all students could excel in their careers provided they were given the right education and guidance. I believed that the progress of our country depended on the improvement of health, education, and the environment in the rural villages. After certain achievements in my career, I decided to contribute to the society where I grew up. So, I started visiting many rural villages and schools during holidays to encourage children and parents to give priority to education. I made them realise that we can achieve success in life only through education. Later, to further expand the social activities, I founded a school named “Gyanaprabha Adarsha Bidyalaya” and a charitable trust called “Foundation for Rural Health, Education and Environment Development (FREEDOM)”. These organisations mainly work in rural villages to uplift the lives of rural people. These programs are aimed (i) to decrease drop-out rates from school and make students interested in pursuing higher education, (ii) to encourage people to have hygienic and good health, and (iii) to guide rural people toward the green environment and sustainability. Through various charity work and awareness efforts, I try to bring about changes in the lives of rural people for a developed nation that should contribute to world peace.