In his address, the Chief Minister highlighted the efforts of the government towards empowering women, improving agricultural sector, poor people and promoting Odia language. On the occasion, he announced that about 3 lakh persons will be included in Madhu Babu Pension Scheme.
Coming down heavily on Chattisgarh government for the decision to construct projects on Mahanadi, he said that the government is working to sort out the dispute.
64 troups performed the parade. Two platoons of Andhra Pradesh Police participated in the state level parade thi year. No civillian group took part in parade.
On the occasion,during a function at Jaydev Bhawan, CM conferred President’s Medal to 41 Odisha police officers for their outstanding services.