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Dr A K Patnaik, IFS

MSC in Chemistry 1982-84 Utkal University. In 1985 joined Odisha Forest Service and got into IFS in 2001.Did his Phd from Utkal University Chemistry dept in 2012 on nutrient status with reference to Nitrogen of Organic/ Inorganic/ Bio fertiliser during its application in two genotypes of cashew hybrid recommended for Odisha. Visited UK for Trainers' training in University of Edinburg and University of Wolverhampton for six months in 1995. Exposure Training in University of Los Banos, Phillipines in 2018 and few universities in Russia on forest management practices during 2019.

At present heading the research and training wing of forest department with office at Cuttack.


Om Prakash Singh is a 1989-batch Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer assigned to the Odisha cadre. He holds M.Tech. and B.Tech. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Bombay and Kanpur, respectively. He has held a variety of positions in the state of Odisha, including those of DFO at Athmallik, DFO at Deogarh, DFO at Athgarh, RCCF at Sambalpur, CCF (Training & Development), CCF (Kendu Leaves), and GM at OFDC (Sambalpur, Bolangir, & Berhampur). He is the author of the Odisha Forest Department Code 2020. He has also held the position of Secretary for the IFS Association's Odisha chapter. He has taken part in the All India Forest Sports Meet numerous times because he is an avid sportsman. He served as the 25th AIFSM's organising secretary in 2020 at Bhubaneswar. He has written numerous research and literary articles for various periodicals. He is currently working as the PCCF (ME&IV), PCCF (P&SM), and PCCF (FB&A) at the Forest Headquarters.

Sri Pandava Behera IFS(Rtd)

During my professional career over about 35 years, I have observed that in the modern world, all are growing except two.These two are i) Forests ii) Tribals.

Getting upset on these two, I am associated with all the organizations involved in improving the condition of both. If my presence would help in any manner to uplift these vital issues, i would consider it as a blessing of Almighty.

Dr Pradeep Raj Karat

Was an Indian Forest Service Officer (IFS-1992 Batch) belonged to Odisha Cadre. He held various positions as DFO in forest and wildlife Divisions of the state and as Regional CCF Angul also to look after as Field Director, Satkosia Tiger Reserve. Immediately before retirement in the year 2023, he held the position as Chief Executive Officer, State CAMPA, Odisha and instrumental in utilising the CAMPA funds towards forest regeneration and infrastructural development in the forest areas and wildlife development. With academic background in Agriculture Science, he held Doctorate of Philosophy in Agriculture Genetics from Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi.

Susmita Das

Hailed as the voice that is keeping Odia poetry strong and thriving in mainstream music, the journey of Susmita Das as a singer goes beyond regular narratives

Her versatility spans poetry, literature, folk, devotional, and contemporary themes. She currently resides in Bhubaneswar, India, but has her roots in Cuttack (Orissa), where she was born studied at Buckley Girls’ School and Shailabala Women’s College

Besides mainstream and popular music videos, her music spans genres such as folk, devotional, tribal music, mysticism and also on contemporary issues. She is one of the best-known voices of eastern India and Hindi belt and, she has performed in several foreign countries, including at the USA, the UK, Dubai, Sarjah, Soudi Arabia, Srilanka, Thailand. She has performed in more than 500 live performances and several thousands of fans follow her. She has added a completely new dimension to Indian music and has been successfully attracting young and serious listeners to meaningful music based on high-quality lyrics. Her forte has been soulful music with meaningful lyrics, which seeks to revive interest of listeners in quality-based writings in musical compositions – a marked feature of yesteryears.