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Uniting the Odia community worldwide for the development of Odisha.

The Association of Overseas Odias is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the culture, heritage, and values of Odisha, a state located in eastern India, among the Odia community residing outside of India. Our organization was founded with the goal of connecting and uniting the global Odia community, creating a sense of belonging, and providing a platform to showcase their talents and accomplishments. Our mission is to promote and preserve the rich culture and heritage of Odisha while also working towards the development of the state through educational, economic, environmental, and social programs. We believe that by uniting the Odia community worldwide, we can make a significant impact on the betterment of the state.

Key Focus Areas



We promote education and knowledge-sharing among the Odia community by organizing workshops and educational programs.



We help advance commerce, business, and economic growth in Odisha through events and workshops focused on economic development.



We promote the public good and community well-being through events and workshops aimed at creating a positive social impact.

Key Concerns

Odisha has the highest newborn mortality rate in the country at 32 per 1000 live births (Sample Registration System 2016) with steep urban-rural disparities. Gender inequity, especially in fewer admissions of female new-borns to the special newborn care units, is also a concern.

According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 4, an estimated 52 per cent of adolescent girls aged 15-18 years are chronically undernourished. Around 51 per cent of women aged 15-49 years are anaemic.

Children’s vulnerability among most marginalized groups deepens with high levels of poverty, rigid social norms and cultural practices, displacement of families, frequent natural calamities and the presence of Left-wing extremism. Children in child care institutions, children in need of care and protection and those in conflict with law require special attention. Child labour and violence against children continue to persist.

Odisha has reached high gross/net enrolment rates in grades 1-5 and reduced the number of out-of-school children among the 6-14 age group. Its challenge remains the quality of learning and the sharp drop-off in enrolment at the middle and secondary school levels.

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