Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik appointed Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo as Advisor cum Working President of OAVS in the rank of Minister of State in June 2019, with the sole mission of establishing 314 quality English medium Schools across all the blocks of Odisha. The Adarsha Vidyalayas will play a key role in spreading modern education in remote parts in the State, while integrating the students of small towns and villages with mainstream education.
·To fulfill the dream project of Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik, Dr Sahoo had already begun work to impart coaching at State-of-the-art Adarsha model Vidyalaya near Bhubaneswar for medical, engineering and other entrance examinations. About 500 meritorious students from Adarsha Vidyalayas from across the State would be selected and provided with free coaching, these schools would have state-of-the-art facilities. Many such initiatives were taken by Dr Sahoo such as establishing adequate ICT infrastructure, internet connectivity and full time computer teachers; infrastructure & facilities of the same standard as of Kendriya Vidyalayas. New Schools were established and existing schools were converted into Model schools. Online learning system was introduced during the pandemic.