Mr. Panchanan Kanungo, Former Finance Minister, Government of Odisha, delivered 5th Monday Morning Talk at School of Mass Communication (SMC), Campus-18, KIIT Deemed to be University today. The talk was based on the theme “Union Budget-2018.” Mr. Kanungo, a journalist turned politician and writer enlightened the students about the need and necessity of the Annual Budget.

 “Budget can never be a dry subject. It is a very interesting subject for me as it has something for everyone,” Kanungo said. The veteran leader emphasized on the importance of Budget and highlighted the different aspects of the Union Budget, from its inception to the distribution of resources.  He also threw light on the various pros and cons of the Union Budget-2018.

Mr. Panchanan Kanungo, who holds a Diploma in Print Journalism from IIMC, New Delhi in 1973 and a Post Graduate Degree in History, has multifaceted passions like writing and gardening.

Mr. Dilip Besoi, Editor, The Samay; Dr. Bidhu Bhusan Dash, Assistant Professor and Course Coordinator of KIIT School of Mass Communication and Ms. Ruby Nanda, Faculty Associate, School of Mass Communication were present during the occasion.

In fact, Monday Morning Talk is the brain child of the KIIT School of Mass Communication, where eminent personalities from industry and academia, deliver talks on various relevant topics. This was the fifth such lecture in the series.