Pradeep Pattanayak

A vegetarian restaurant ‘Chatni’ was inaugurated on the premises of the Puri district Collector’s office on Tuesday. 

The uniqueness of the restaurant, inaugurated by the district Collector Samarth Verma, is that it is being run by 10 divyangs. 

One among them is a person who overcame his health issues after the intervention of OTV’s one of the most appreciated programmes ‘Apana Eka Nuhanti’. 

The restaurant is serving an array of mouth watering delicacies including ‘Dahi Pakhala’, a most sought after dish in this summer season. The inaugural day’s visitors were all praise for ‘Chatni’.  

On the sidelines of the inaugural function, Collector Verma said, “We hope the restaurant will do well. It will meet the demands for meals of our Collectorate staff as well as visitors. We will provide all support to them. But they will have to run it professionally, with giving top priority to hygiene.”

“Assistance has been made available to them for the restaurant from Odisha Livelihoods Mission (OLM) and Mission Shakti. Divyangs are facing a lot of difficulties. So, our top priority is to provide them benefits of all schemes,” Verma added.