A workshop on Smart City Mission was organized by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) at IMI Bhubaneswar Campus. Officials associated with the mission highlighted the need to make such workshops more participative in nature by involving citizens at every step.

The workshop began with understanding the word ‘Smart’. Meaning which came out loud was Smart means ‘producing maximum with minimum utilization of resources’.

They made the students aware about the plan of action for making Bhubaneswar as Smart City. They shed light on the whole process of how the cities will be getting shortlisted for the next round. Active participation from the students was seen on discussing about the problems that the city is facing. Students showed keen interest and came out with suggestions to resolve the issues, which was highly appreciated. The workshop concluded with taking ideas from students on the steps to be taken to make this mission a success.