Kandhamal MP Achyuta Samanta demands for Kalinga Regiment in LS
Delhi: Kandhamal MP Dr. Achyuta Samanta demanded for setting up of Kalinga regiment on Monday. He raised the issue in the Lok Sabha during the zero hour. The raising of a regiment named after the state’s ancient name has been a long-standing demand.
Kalinga is the ancient name of the State of Odisha. The demand was to set up a regiment in the Indian Army in the name of Kalinga regiment to recall the past glory of the State.
This is not for the first time that the demand for Kalinga regiment has been raised. The same has been demanded earlier by the Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik.
Since decades Odias have been providing their valuable services towards the safety and security of the country serving in different positions in the Indian Army. Many of them have earned glory in lieu of their sacrifices and services. Once the regiment comes into force many Odia jawans can be assimilated to the same.
Not only the Chief Minister of Odisha, but many other leaders of the Biju Janata Dal have raised the issue earlier at different times as well, Dr. Samanta added.
Setting up of the regiment can be an honour for the great sacrifices and services that Odia jawans have rendered as Army personnel.
“I have high hope that the Defense Minister Rajanath Singh will take necessary actions to fulfill this demand,” Dr. Samanta opined.