Himansu Shekhar Rout

Odisha Governor Raghubar Das, who is currently visiting various districts in Odisha, met a girl who is struggling financially to fulfill her aspirations of becoming an IAS officer. Moved by her struggle, the Governor extended financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh to IAS aspirant Kabita Khara of Pangam Badaguda under the Mathili block of Malkangiri district on Wednesday.

Speaking exclusively to OTV, Kabita expressed her gratitude to the Governor after receiving the financial help, and said, “It was indeed a dream for me to directly meet the Governor in my Badaguda village. He was in our village to attend a programme. All people were apprising him of their personal and community problems.”

She added that it was an opportunity for her to put forth her problems regarding her studies and her financial constraints.

“The Governor asked me about my destination and aspiration. I told him that I would like to become an IAS officer. Since I belong to a poor family, financial problems are a major hurdle for my studies and aspirations. As soon as I finished my story, the Governor smilingly assured me of Rs 1 lakh assistance which was immediately given to me. But I will not deem it as assistance, but a big blessing and God’s blessing for me,” she said, adding that his assistance will motivate her to work hard till she achieves her goal in life.

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The Governor after visiting Angul the day before came calling to Malkangiri in a helicopter on Wednesday and interacted with patients at Mathili Hospital. He also held a meeting about problems faced by the hospital. 

Later he visited Pangam Badaguda where he interacted with local residents about their problems.

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