Prof Omkar Nath Mohanty, Former Vice Chancellor, BPUT inaugurated the 6-day Creative Writing Workshop at NIST on 12th October 2015 in the presence of Prof Lakshmi Raj Sharma, Professor, English, Allahabad University, and Prof Sangram Mudali, Director, NIST. Many students and faculty members attended the programme. Prof Mohanty expressed his extreme elation over the arrangement of such a programme for the engineering students. He shared some of his own experiences with his father, Shri Gopinath Mohanty, and how he has been thoroughly influenced by his father. Shri Gopinath Mohanty was a very renowned writer and for his writing he has been awarded the Sahitya Academy Award, Jnapitha Award and conferred the Padma Bhushan. He talked about the relevance of exposure to literature in eveyone's life. Prof Sharma, visiting Odisha for the first time, thanked the NIST for organizing such an event and wished the programme to be a grand success. Prof Sharma autographed his book, The Tailor's Needle and gifted Prof Mudali as a copy for the College Library. Prof Mohanty too autographed his father's book, Dana Pani and gifted for the College Library.