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Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian visited the famous Mahima Gadi at Joranda

Dhenkanal :29/5/23: On the instructions of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian today visited the famous Mahima Gadi at Joranda in Dhenkanal district. Pandian informed that many decisions have been taken on the advice of the Chief Minister for the development, beautification and transformation of this great seat of Mahima Dharma, Joranda area and Mahima Gadi.

Expressing his thoughts on Mahima cult, Pandian said that Mahima cult is a model for the whole world. All are equal irrespective of caste, creed and colour. The welfare of the world is the ideal of this cult along with these same thoughts. It inspires us all.

Stating that the Chief Minister is deeply inspired by the ideals of Mahima Dharma, Pandian said that the welfare and development of all is the only vow of the Chief Minister’s life. The Chief Minister has kept a famous palm fan of Mahima Dharma in his house. This fan always inspires him to lead a simple life, with high thinking and selfless service

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Mahima cult was born in Odisha. Therefore, Pandian said that the government will provide all kinds of support for its propagation. In addition, he informed that the Chief Minister has ordered that steps will be taken for the development of Mahima Pithas in different parts of the state.

Pandian gave information on the occasion regarding the state government’s initiatives such as medical college and disabled camp in Bolangir in the name of great saint Bhima Bhoi, the founder of Mahima Dharma.

Pandian visited the seat of Mahima Dharma in Joranda and spent some time there and discussed the development of the seat with Saints and followers.He suggested that the devotees discuss among themselves and prepare a plan for spreading the vision of Mahima cult, in the state and outside the state.

A large bridge has been constructed over Brahmani river from Kaluria village to Saradeipur to develop communication in Dhenkanal. Rs 235.56 crore rupees have been spent for this.

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With this, the people of 62 villages will be greatly benefitted in the field of communication, as well as devotees and tourists will be able to visit the Joranda Peeth. Pandian informed that the Chief Minister named it ‘Mahima Setu’.

On this occasion, he visited the school in Joranda which has been transformed under 5-T Transforation programme and discussed with the students and teachers about the success of the transformation.

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Later he had food sages. On this occasion, Secretary, Scheduled Castes and Tribes Development Department Roopa Roshan Sahu, District Collector Saroj Sethi and other officials were present.


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