Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged all Odia associations functioning in several parts across the country to come forward and help fellow Odias stranded in the respective states due to COVID-19 lockdown.
Through a video, Patnaik said many people from Odisha are stranded in various states and some may be in distress condition requiring food and medicines.
“I had requested Chief Ministers yesterday to assist them through local administrations. Now I request all Odia associations in these states to come forward to help fellow Odias,” said the CM.
“We will reimburse the cost from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF),” he asserted.