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CM Naveen Patnaik Affirms Commitment to Creating Jobs for Youths – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday reaffirmed the state government’s commitment to creating employment opportunities for Odisha’s youth. Addressing the people of Odisha after raising the tricolor on Independence Day here, the Chief Minister said steps were being taken to fill over 70,000 entry level positions in various departments. Besides, the state government will also inaugurate 3,000 village-level infrastructure projects in the 30 districts to mark the 75th Independence Day, he added.

The Chief Minister said that the 75th Independence Day is a proud moment for all the people of Odia and the State, which has passed many milestones during the period. Stating that a new era of transformation has begun in Odisha, Naveen said the state is now showing the way for others. “From a state with a food deficit, we are now in a food surplus. The state has set an example in disaster management. It is now a sports center and about 70 lakh women have been empowered through SHGs,” he added.

The Chief Minister said that education is another area of ​​government focus and it has created hope in children. A lakh of students are studying at Adarsha Vidyalayas in the state, from Kotia to Bhubaneswar, he said, adding that 50 hostels have been set up for 5,000 girls in these schools.

On the empowerment of the tribes, the state has also shown the way, the chief minister said he was very happy to meet Sesha Kisan, an Odia, in Rome recently. The “Millet Mission” has been extended to 29 districts and “2,800 crores will be spent there”, he added.

Stating that Odisha is the holy land of Lord Jagannath, Naveen said that Odias has always risen above the regional mentality and worked in the national spirit. Odisha sponsors India’s national men’s and women’s hockey teams, which is the best example of our nationalist spirit, he said.

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