Reflect Values Of Constitution In Words & Deeds: Odisha CM On Republic Day

Bhubaneswar: India can be the best Republic in the world if the values of the Constitution are reflected in our words and deeds, said Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the occasion of 73rd Republic Day on Wednesday.

Extending his greetings to all, Patnaik paid his respects to the legendary leaders of the nation such as Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Nehru, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Maulana Azad, Dr Ambedkar, Veer Surendra Sai, Bakshi Jagabandhu, Dr Rajendra Prasad, Utkalamani Gopabandhu Das, Utkal Gourab Madhusudan Das, Gopabandhu Choudhury, Nabakrushna Choudhury, Saheed Laxman Nayak, Maa Rama Devi, Saheed Baji Rout, Malati Choudhury, Parbati Giri, Dr Harekrushna Mahtab, and Biju Patnaik.

He also paid deepest respects to the immortal martyrs who sacrificed for the unity and security of the country and to the martyred Covid warriors.

Addressing the people of the State, the Chief Minister said that this year marks the 75th anniversary of the country’s Independence. The 125th birth anniversary of the great warrior Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is also an important event this year.

“Our freedom struggle was not just a political struggle. It was a struggle for equality and justice. Fight against violence and exploitation. Our struggle has not only brought freedom to us. It was the greatest victory of humanity in the whole world. It is our independent values that have kept India strong despite all its diversity. Diversity is our strength. An important aspect of our lifestyle. We will never allow it to be wasted,” he added.

“Similarly, our constitution is an ideal constitution. The spirit of our democracy. As citizens of a great country, our constitution is the basis of all our power. It has always inspired us to build a prosperous and just society. India can be the best Republic in the world if the values of the Constitution are reflected in our words and deeds,” said Patnaik.

The Chief Minister further reminded the people of the State that the third wave of Covid-19 is spreading around the world and Odisha is also fighting against it. He urged people not to panic and follow the Covid-19 guidelines to defeat the virus. He said that with the support of all, the Covid-19 pandemic will be over soon and life and livelihood will return to normal.