SAMBALPUR: Mission Shakti which began in 2002 in a small way has grown up into a tree over the years and it was a dream come true for Biju Patnaik with ‘Gaon Ku Kama and Maa Ku Samman’, said State Women and Child Development Minister Anjali Behera here on Saturday. Addressing BJD women’s convention at Nari Seva Sadan, she kicked off the campaign for panchayat elections here. Behera said that more than four lakh SHGs have been formed which has helped in the economic and social uplift of women of the State. They have become self-reliant and have been delivered social justice, she added. “Naveen babu was leading the State in the right direction and everybody should support him,” she said.
District BJD president Rohit Pujari reiterated the State’s commitment for all-round development and sought support of all those present to ensure that BJD wins the Panchayat polls with a thumping majority.