Ravishankar meets Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravishankar today met Odisha`s injured Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at his residence here. "I enquired about the chief minister`s health. We also discussed different welfare programmes launched by the state government," Ravishankar told reporters after the meeting.

Patnaik has been confined to his residence after he sustained Grade-1 tear in the ligament of his right ankle after slipping during morning walk on Tursday. Praising state government`s recently launched programme for the pregnant and nursing mothers, Ravishankar said it would help lakhs of rural women.

Mamata Scheme has provision of state`s assistance of Rs 5,000 to each pregnant and lactating mothers, if they follow guidelines like taking immunisations at regular interval. Besides attending a `Satsang`, the spiritual guru was also scheduled to review progress of the proposed Sri Sri University near Cuttack.