Bhubaneswar/ Rome: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik yesterday met Odia Diaspora in Rome during his foreign visit and interacted with the Non-Resident Odias.
The diaspora comprised of professionals, entrepreneurs, researchers and students.
The diaspora were proud to recount the achievements of Odisha in the areas of food security, health, education, infrastructure, disaster management, women empowerment amongst others. They reiterated their strong sense of ownership and dedication for the development of the state.
The Chief Minister shared with them Odisha’s transformational initiatives and invited them to partner with the state. He thanked them for their renewed sense of conviction and expressed happiness to see that Odias are doing well in Europe.
Representatives from UK Odia Association explained the steps they are taking to construct a Jagannath Temple in UK, to which the CM assured all support. During the interaction, Secretary to CM (5T) and Resident Commissioner were also present.