CM Naveen Meets NROs In Rome, Assures Support For Jagannath Temple Construction In UK

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik met up with the Odia Diaspora in Rome, Italy on Thursday. Non-resident Odias (NROs) residing in 12 countries across Europe had a very lively and engaging interaction with the Chief Minister, Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian, and the Resident Commissioner Ravi Kant.

The diaspora comprised of professionals, entrepreneurs, researchers, missionaries, and students from diverse fields such as medicine, engineering, IT, artificial intelligence, business process outsourcing, etc. They were proud to recount the achievements of Patnaik’s government in the areas of food security, health, education, infrastructure, disaster management, and women empowerment amongst others.

The diaspora reiterated their strong sense of ownership and dedication for the development of Odisha.

Patnaik thanked them for their renewed sense of conviction. He was especially glad to see that the Odias are doing well in Europe. He discussed with them the transformational initiatives taking place in Odisha and invited them to partner with the State government towards the development of the State.

Representatives from UK odia association explained about the steps they are taking to construct a Jagannatha temple in UK. Chief Minister assured all support for the same.

He congratulated them on their successful careers and that the State is proud of their achievement. He wished them good luck in their future endeavours.