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Naveen stands in human chain marking Biju Patnaik's birth centenary

Bhubaneswar, Nov 23: A State-wide human chain was organised on Wednesday to commemorate Birth Centenary year of former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik and 80 years of the formation of separate Odisha province.  

The human chains were formed throughout the 314 blocks of the State, besides at the State capital Bhubaneswar where Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik stood in the chain near Forest Park here with Bhubaneswar MP Prasana Patsani on one side and Panchayatiraj Minister Arun Sahoo on the other.

Thousands of people from all walks of life including eminent citizens, elderly and youth, women, students and professionals and people’s representatives joined hands to form the human chain to pay respect to their iconic and most cherished leader.

“The State-wide success of the programme reinforces not only the love and affection of people for Biju Babu but also a firm belief in his visionary leadership for taking Odisha forward on the path of progress and prosperity,” said Patnaik after joining the event here at the Biju Patnaik (Forest) Park.

“This very faith inspires us to serve the people with utmost dedication. It motivates us to strive earnestly for accelerating the pace of development and growth of Odisha and ensuring welfare and upliftment of the poorest sections of the society,” added Patnaik.

In Bhubaneswar, the human chain covered a distance of 35 km from Dhauli to Nandankanan.

The Panchayati Raj Department organised the programme.

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