**Bhubaneswar:** Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has gained unprecedented national recognition by dedicating Gurupriya Setu today. Gurupriya Setu is ranking among the top 10 trending topics on Twitter since morning.
With over 11,000 tweets nationwide, both Gururpriya Setu and Malkangiri are dominating news in the digital space. India has taken note of the incredible achievement that is Gurupriya and appreciated efforts of the Odisha Government that literally moved mountains to construct the bridge after overcoming odds and obstacles.
Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister in a Facebook post had said, “Gurupriya Setu signifies a resurgent Odisha, will transform lives in 151 villages that were cut-off for 5 decades. It is not just a bridge, it will be the identity & Swabhiman of Malkanagiri. I dedicate this special project to people of Odisha & India.”
“Gurupriya Setu is a national pride and symbolises peace, cooperation & progress. It is a testimony to the government’s commitment to integrate all parts of Odisha to mainland & thereby to prosperity. It is a dream come true and is truly a Bridge Of Progress,” he added.
Patnaik also paid homage to those martyred for the bridge and appealed to left wing extremists in the region to forsake violence and embrace progress that the bridge brings to the region. He claimed that the bridge reflects Odisha’s steely resolve by being built in record time of four years and overcoming several odds and obstacles.
The Chief Minister further said that the term cut-off is history from today and the areas will henceforth be known as Swabhiman Areas.
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