Rashmi Rekha Das

‘Acche din’  (good days) is here as Odisha walks on the path of development, said Union Home Minister Amit Shah attending 75th anniversary of vernacular Odia daily Prajatantra on Monday. 

Starting his speech with ‘Jay Jagannath’, Shah said “My heart fills with devotion whenever I arrive in the land of Utkal. When I come to Odisha, I pay obeisance to Lord Jagannath first. I would like to congratulate each and every Odia. Daughter of this land Draupadi Murmu has become President of India. It’s a matter of pride for tribal and poor.”

Shah further said, “Acche din has arrived. Many Odias have got chance to spearhead crucial roles in the government of India. There are several Odias adorning top posts in several ministries and departments. Ashwini Vaishnaw is Union Minister of Railways, Dharmendra Pradhan is the Union Education Minister. Bisweshwar Tudu is currently serving as the Minister of State for Jal Shakti of India. Odisha has abundance of possibilities to reach on the peak of development. Odisha is the powerhouse of mineral sources. I could see its bright future.”

Attending the 75th anniversary celebration of Prajatantra, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “Media has played a significant role in this society. Media should perform its duty without fear and without being biased. That’s not all. Media should be trustworthy. Media should highlight actual issues rather than politics.”

Naveen and Shah shared the same dais as both attended the 75th anniversary celebration of the Odia daily Prajatantra.