Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today assured Nivedita Mallick, widow of a martyr, to facilitate her in paying tribute to her husband Sachhidananda Mallick at the Kargil War Memorial in Jammu and Kashmir.
Patnaik gave the assurance to Nivedita, who met him at the state secretariat here.
Earlier, Patnaik had invited Nivedita to the state capital after coming to know about her desire from the media.
Nivedita, who hails from Kandiapada village in Kendrapara district, had expressed her desire to pay tribute to her husband at the Kargil War Memorial in Jammu and Kashmir. However, she was not getting any support to visit that state.
As per the assurance given to Nivedita, the Chief Minister issued instructions to the state’s Resident Commissioner at New Delhi to take steps so that she could visit Jammu and Kashmir.
Patnaik also asked the general administration department to coordinate with Nivedita and the Resident Commissioner to ensure her visit.