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Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister Smt. Pravati Parida planted  sapling in Mission Shakti Bhawan campus under the campaign “Ek Ped Maa Ke Naam”

Bhubaneswar, 23/06/2024 ( Odisha Samachar/ Rajat Mohapatra)-Today, on 23rd June 2024, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Odisha and Minister of Mission Shakti, Smt. Pravati Parida initiated the “Ek Ped Maa Ke Naam” by planting a sapling in Mission Shakti Bhawan campus . With the planting of a ‘Baula’ sapling, this initiative underscores the importance of nurturing and respecting nature just as one respects one’s mother.

After the sapling plantation, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister chaired a meeting attended by the enthusiastic Mission Shakti District and Block Federation leaders along with Community Support Staff, who joined in support of this environmental initiative. During the meeting, Smt. Parida emphasized the importance of honoring mothers and fostering a greener Odisha by encouraging every citizen to plant a tree in the name of their mother. Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister highlighted the need for community involvement in environmental sustainability and urged Mission Shakti SHGs and leaders and officials to take up this campaign across Odisha and contribute to this noble cause. Smt. Pravati Parida also spoke about the presence and scope of Mission Shakti and the socio-economic revolution it has brought across the state.

In a strong show of support, Mission Shakti SHGs and leaders pledged to plant 2.5 crore trees across the state. This ambitious commitment underscores their dedication to honoring mothers, fostering environmental sustainability and women empowerment in Odisha.

Shri Vineet Bhardwaj, IAS, State Mission Director cum CEO, Odisha Livelihoods Mission (OLM), Senior Government officials and other staff of the department were present during this meeting.

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