A total of 4,166 teachers joined government secondary schools in Odisha during a programme at the Kalinga Stadium. The 'Nijukti Parba' (appointment meet) held at the stadium marked the induction of teachers into their roles. Addressing the occasion, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik emphasised that the role of teachers extends beyond creating good students to shaping good human beings. He described teaching not merely as a profession but as a mission to prepare Odisha for the future. Patnaik highlighted the transformation of 6,883 high schools across the state under the flagship 5T (transformational initiative), leading to significant improvements in the school environment. Additionally, the Chief Minister announced the launch of the Rs 138-crore 'Chief Minister’s Education Award' scheme in Odisha.