Bhubaneswar:1/11/19: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today graced the State-Level function of Vigilance Awareness Week, 2019, held at Rabindra Mandap here as Chief Guest and administered the integrity pledge to the audience including senior Government officers, serving and retired officers of various departments and Chief Vigilance Officers of different departments.
On this occasion, Patnaik gave away cash prizes, certificates and trophies to the Vigilance officials and winners of different competitions held among school and college students on anti-corruption theme.
Vigilance SP Bhubaneswar Division Sarthak Sarangi received the award of State Best Vigilance Division on behalf of his office. Vigilance Inspector Sadananda Pani from Bolangir Unit of Sambalpur Division received the State Best Vigilance Investigating Officer award. Vigilance Inspector Anasuya Senapati from Jajpur Unit of Cuttack Division received the State Best Woman Vigilance Investigating Officer award.
Vigilance DSP Dillip Kumar Kar of Jharsuguda Vigilance Unit received the award of State Best Vigilance Unit on behalf of his office. Special Public Prosecutor Hemanta Kumar Swain of Court of Special Judge, Vigilance in Bhubaneswar received the State Best Public Prosecutor of Vigilance award.
“My Government has been taking a number of steps to strengthen the State Vigilance, so that they can discharge their mandate more professionally and serve the people in a better way. A new Vigilance Division at Rourkela has been approved. The State Vigilance Academy established at Bhubaneswar to upgrade the knowledge and skills of vigilance officers is shaping up well,” said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
While congratulating Odisha Vigilance for its good work, Patnaik hoped that they will continue to work with the highest professional standards and set new benchmarks on the anti-corruption front. He further appealed to the people of Odisha to renew their resolve to fight against corruption and strengthen the transparency and anti-corruption initiatives of the Government.