Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: While the 70th Republic Day was celebrated with much enthusiasm across Odisha today, CM Naveen Patanik and Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal took salute at different events held to mark the day in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack this morning.
While addressing the R’Day event at the Barabati Stadium in the Millenium City, the CM first extended his warm greetings to the people of Odisha and then paid tribute to freedom fighters and national heroes.
“On the occasion of Republic Day today, I extend my tributes Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Nehru, Netaji Subhas Bose, Sardar Patel, Maulana Azad, Dr BR Ambedkar, Dr Rajendra Prasad, Utkal Mani Gopabandhu Das, Utkal Gourab Madhusudan Das, Nabakrushna Choudhury, Gopabandhu Choudhury, Shaheed Laxman Nayak, Veer Surendra Sai, Maa Ramadevi, Malati Choudhury, Dr Harekrushna Mahtab, Biju Patnaik and Parbati Giri, for protecting nation’s harmony and peache,” said Naveen.
Insisting that Odisha has come a long way in the past few years to emerge as a highly developing state, the CM said, the ‘Make In Odisha’ has given a ray of hope with creating 6 lakh new jobs and an investment of whopping Rs 4.2 lakh crore.
“I am happy that electricity has reached all villages and 96 lakh families have been benefited. Moreover, Odisha has also become a model for farmers and agriculture everywhere due to the KALIA scheme launched recently and benefiting 12 lakh farmers,” opined CM.
Urging people to connect them to the development process taking place in Odisha, Naveen gave a call to assist government to accomplish its mission of building up a new Odisha.
In Bhubaneswar, Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal unfurled the tricolor at Mahatma Gandhi Marg amidst a jam-packed crowed. A total of 54 contingents along with 10 tableus took part in this year’s parade in the capital city.