When I was a student, I had a dream to be an entrepreneur and give employment. After completing my B.A. (Hons.) from Delhi University and a special Training course in Hotel Activities under CORNELL UNIVERSITY, USA In Hotel Sales, Marketing & Planning I started Swosti Hotel in 1984, the inspiration that I got from my mother who mortgaged her jewelry worth Rs.1.00 lakh and gave me money as a blessing and seed capital to start my business.
For me she was a greater entrepreneur who took the risk of mortgaging her jeweler at that time. My father, who was in the construction business, too was a very hard worker whom I never saw taking a leave from his responsibilities. Seeing them in front of me I got the inspiration of dedicating myself and contributing in a manner where the society would benefit in general. My passion for good food and luxury living motivated me to be in the hotel business and in 1984 I started my career in Hotel Swosti (now known as Swosti Grand).
A brief history on me was presented by Ms. Sonali Mohanty, at the Kelley School of Business, USA for her BBA Paper as her ‘Most Admired Business Person’.
Thank you everyone for coming to 48th Global Hospitality and Tourism Conference.
By way of introduction this is a presentation on Jitendra Kumar Mohanty, my most admired business person. He is at present a successful entrepreneur in tourism, hospitality and education sectors in his sojourn of 37 years of business life who started from zero to become a hero in the corporate domain in my native province in India’s eastern coast along Bay of Bengal.
He owns a chain of organisations including Swosti Hotel Pvt limited, Swosti Premium Ltd, Bhubaneswar, Swosti Chilika Resort, Gopalpur, Swosti Chilika resort, Swosti Vacations club pvt ltd (Purim Satapada & Bhitarakanika), Swosti Educational Foundation, Swosti Travels & Exports Pvt Ltd, Swosti Institute of Management & Social Studies, Swosti Palm Resorts Gopalpur and Hotel & Restaurant Association of Odisha etc. He has been bestowed with several awards and recognistions in India and Odisha province by Govt and several agencies including international organisations like the United Nations etc. This is due to his hardwork, honesty, creativity, accountability and of being personable to all he comes in the wake of his life.
Mr Jitendra Kumar Mohanty deserves our admiration because he exemplifies the values of Creativity and innovation, being persistent & diligent and being personable.
Centrally located at the side of Janpath, in the temple city of Bhubaneswar near the railway station and in a short distance to the airport it attracted many corporate houses, industrialists, politicians, bureaucrats, sports personalities and who’s who of our country and distinguished personalities from abroad to experience its hospitality food and service at large.
With the growing need of the time I established a bakery unit –BROWN & CREAM
To have a full fledged hospitality industry and in order to provide transport services to my esteemed guests I started a Travel Unit SWOSTI Travels in 1988.
During 90’s there was acute shortage of a big conference hall for which Odisha was not able to host any mega national / international level conferences / exhibitions. I thought if other states are having such facilities, then why not Odisha? With the grace of the almighty and by the blessings of my parents and superiors I ventured to set up SWOSTI Premium Ltd. in the year 2000 with highest room inventory and largest Convention Center in Eastern India along with Discotheque, Health Club, Swimming Pool etc in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
Then in 2004, I took property of TATA Steel at Gopalpur on lease and started a Luxury Resort “Swosti Palm Resort” situated Gopalpur-on-Sea, with 26 well furnished room and famous for its quality seafood.
Looking at the huge growth in the tourism sector and the acute shortage of trained manpower in the hotel industry all over the country, Swosti Group has entered into Hospitality Management Institute by the name and style of Swosti Institute of Management & Social Studies” SIMSS) in the year 2014 in a rented building. My aim behind this is to set up an institution of international repute with all state-of-the-art facilities for hospitality education such as E-class room, Hostel Block, Library, Practical Restaurant, Practical Kitchen, staff dining, staff common room, student common rooms, computer lab etc., in Institutional Block and in other part – Ancillary Block we need provision for playground, swimming pool, staff quarter, fitness center, yoga center, student recreation center etc
I feel proud that within last 4 years SIMSS has made an outstanding achievement in the field of hospitality education in the state. Students of SIMSS have also received Gold Medal from the University of Culture and are now employed in some of the World’s top hotel chain brands such as Novotel Hotels, Starwood Hotels, Taj hotels, Oberoi hotels, ITC hotels, cruises, airlines and one of our students has been selected as personal steward to Prime Minister, Mr. Suntan Qaboos’s palace at OMAN. We have already acquired land for SIMSS near Jatni and will soon start the work and I hope within a year we will able to start our hospitality education in our own building.
Then one of my dream projects “Swosti Chilika Resort” comes true in July 2017. When I purchased land in 1995 on the banks of Chilika Lake, since then I set up my mind to put up a world class luxury resort here. At that time some people can’t believe my thoughts and thought that I have gone mad who willing to put up a resort in this village. But I never divert my mind. I rejected many architectural design for this project, finally I found a international architect from Thailand who give me the exact conceptual drawing which was in my mind. It is a perfect destination for people relax from their busy schedule. Here no city noises, no air pollution, one can enjoy the varieties of sound of birds, very peace and calm place. My intention behind this is to produce a world class project which will give lot of employment helping local people.
Today Swosti family is consisting of more than 1200 employees. I consider my life as a Gift of GOD where I could create jobs and satisfy more and more people in the hospitality sector through quality service.
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