Odisha CM urges Union Minister to allot land for cultural centre in Delhi

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has sought an intervention of Union Housing and Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri for land allotment in Delhi to establish the proposed Odisha Cultural Centre and Library.

In a letter to Puri, the Chief Minister said suitable land must be made available soon to fulfil the long-felt need of the Odia people residing in Delhi.

“The entire state, whether it be western part or the coastal area; the southern region or northern parts, have unique cultural practices, that needs patronage and promotion. They lend colour, variety and diversity to the rich cultural fabric of the country,” the letter read.

People from the State don’t have a suitable permanent building/space in Delhi where they can show-cause their talent and craftsmanship, the Chief Minister stated.

States like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh apart from their Bhawn/Niwas, have been provided additional space for hosting cultural/ and social events, the letter mentioned.

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