Bhubaneswar: With the entire nation gearing up to celebrate 73rd Independence day scheduled on August 15, a list has been prepared for the state-level celebration by ministers and bureaucrats across Odisha.
As per the schedule, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will unfurl the tricolour on Independence Day here.
Besides, 20 ministers will attend the flag hoisting ceremony at district headquarters.
Here is the list of ministers with assigned districts,
- Excise, Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari – Cuttack
- Steel and Mines, Works Minister Prafulla Mallik – Puri
- Forest and Environment, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Keshari Arukha – Angul
- Co-Operation, Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain – Kendrapara
- Planning and Convergence, Commerce and Transport Minister Padmanabh Behera – Kalahandi
- Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Sudam Marandi – Sundargarh
- ST & SC Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare Minister Jagannath Saraka (MoS) – Keonjhar
- Textiles, Handlooms & Handicrafts Minister Padmini Dian (MoS) – Rayagada
- Information & Public Relations, Water Resources Minister Raghunandan Das (MoS) – Malkangiri
- Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Housing & Urban Development, Law Minister Pratap Jena – Mayurbhanj
- Agriculture And Farmers’ Empowerment, Fisheries & Animal Resources Development, Higher Education Minister Dr. Arun Kumar Sahoo – Dhenkanal
- Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Public Enterprises, Science and Technology Minister Ashok Panda (MoS) – Balasore
- Skill Development & Technical Education Minister Premananda Nayak (MoS) – Koraput
- Electronics & Information Technology, Sports & Youth Services Minister Tusharkanti Behera (MoS) – Gajapati
- Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Kishore Das – Bolangir
- Labour & Employees’ State Insurance, Rural Development Minister Sushant Singh – Kandhamal
- Women & Child Development & (Mission Shakti) Minister Tukuni Sahu – Nayagarh
- Energy , Industries , Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Minister Divya Shankar Mishra (MoS) – Sambalpur
- Odia Language, Literature & Culture, Tourism Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi (MoS) – Nabarangpur
- School and Mass Education Minister Samir Das (MoS) – Jajpur