Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 3:
Lopamudra Baxipatra will serve as the chairperson of Odisha State Commission for Women (SCW) for second term, according to a notification from the Women and Child Welfare department.
Buxipatra, daughter of former minister Harish Chandra Buxipatra took over as the new SCW Chairperson on December 3, 2012. Baxipatra’s first term ended yesterday.
Actively involved in politics, she holds a doctorate in Zoology and degrees in law and journalism.
Lopamudra Buxipatra, before holding the post of Chairman SCW, was former General Secretary, Zonal President and Vice-President of the State Biju Yuva Janta Dal. She was also the chairperson of Mahila Vikas Samavay Nigam.
She had succeeded Jyoti Panigrahi.