Bhubaneswar:11/11/17:Attending the annual conference of The Week, Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik emphasized on empowering the common man of the state to help achieve his goals. Excerpts from his address at the event:
- The Week & Malayala Manorama have had a great impact on the lives of common man by bringing the world of information to them
• In Odisha, common man is always at the centre of governance mechanism with focus on all-round development and welfare
• In last 17 years, administration has been transformed to be more dynamic, responsible and sensitive to issues of common man
• Odisha now a story of high growth and empowerment, now guided by principle of 3Ts – Transparency, Technology and Teamwork to being about Transformation in the lives of people
• Once devastated by Super Cyclone, Odisha is now not only a modal state in terms of disaster management but has recently established as the newest sports hub of the country by successfully hosting 22nd Asian Athletics Championships
He urged the media to raise the dreams and aspirations of common man and his exemplary story of courage, conviction and commitment.