New Delhi:ONT Buraaue:7/1/17:Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said that two decades from now, Odisha will complete hundred years of statehood and present every Odia with an opportunity Prabasi Odia Conclave today at the national capital of which today was the inaugural evening. The three day event will conclude on January 8. He informed the non-resident Odias that the state is in the process of creating a blueprint at the completion of 100 years and will be delighted to seek their ideas and contributions in the Endeavour.
Highlighting the political stability and transparent governance in the state, he said creation of physical infrastructure up to the Gram Panchayat level, empowering the grassroots, protecting the tribal rights and Odisha’s focus on the mother and child, have set benchmarks for others to follow.
Before addressing the audience, the Chief Minister introduced an e-Portal – Ananya, to provide access to global market for Odisha’s crafts and women artisans.
The Chief Minister also mentioned that over 50 per cent population of Odisha is under the age of 30 and they will be in their prime as the year 2036 dawns in two decades from now.