ha CM touched down at Rourkela at around 10.40 am and then proceeded to Kutra by helicopter, where he was honoured by the Catholi9c Education Society of Sundergarh for being the best administrator. Besides, there he also laid the foundation stone for a mini hockey stadium and ITI for Kutra and Koira. There the BJD workers were not allowed into the small meeting and this caused heavy resentment.
Then he flew to Rourkela and participated in a meeting organized by the Muslim Community of Sundergarh at Bhanja Bhawan Complex. Pattnaik called on all to work for the development of the state. Besides, he announced that the ‘Haj quota has been increased by 622.” Soon he proceeded to the meeting organized by the Sikhs of the city at Civic Center , where the community honoured him for being the best administrator. Before that the Jain community of Rourkela also honoured him for the same reason.