Puri:17/10/20 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here on Saturday reviewed the progress of beautification work being undertaken in the pilgrim city under the Heritage Corridor Project.
Patnaik is scheduled to hold a review meeting with the senior officials in this regard after going around the temple premises. Adequate arrangements for the Chief Minister’s visit has been made by the district administration.
The Chief Minister has turned 75 yesterday. He offered prayers to Lord Jagannath and sought his blessings to make the people healthy and prosperous.
Patnaik is accompanied by the 5-T Secretary, VK Pandian, District Collector, and SP, and other senior officials.
He was wearing the face mask and maintaining social distancing as part of the COVID protocol. The district administration has made adequate arrangements to erect barricades to enforce the social distance.
The Chief Minister waved to the crowd waiting outside and at rooftops in the pilgrimage town. He was applying sanitizers while going through relevant documents, reports said.
Some Youth Congress activists allegedly showed black flags near Atharanala. Nearly 10 youths raised slogans and protested Naveen Patnaik’s visit to the holy town. Reports said six Congress workers were detained by the local police for showing black flags.