Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday met tribal student Ifu Mallick who is pursuing MBBS, at his residence here. Ifu came to Naveen Nivas to express his gratitude to the CM as the State Government is sponsoring his MBBS course.
Following the CM’s direction, the ST & SC Department released funds for the course within six hours. Ifu assured the Chief Minister that he will be a good doctor and attend the people in distress and need.
Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian present at the informal tete-a-tete, elaborated on the State Government for financing professional courses of tribal students, launched by the Chief Minister. Ifu was happy and clicked selfies with the CM.
“It was a great honour. The Chief Minister is an epitome of simplicity. When I was clicking a selfie, Sir saw a crack on my cellphone’s screen. He instantly gifted me a new phone. I will never forget this moment in my file,” said Ifu.