Though the BJD activists were disappointed during the one-day visit of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik as he did not address any public meeting, his help to the needy persons during the tour was highly appreciated by the public.
After garlanding Biju Patnaik’s statue at Seragada Charichaka, the Chief Minister laid foundation stone for roads connecting to several villages of Seragada and Hinjili blocks.
He also laid foundation stones for a model school at Bhusand village and a bridge over Nandini nullah. He also inaugurated BNRGSK buildings at Krushnachai and Dhanatara villages, Anganwadi centre at Krushnachai, RI office building at Narendrapur, shelter centres at Santoshpur and Kanjiama and panchayat office building at Pitala.
During Naveen’s visit, when a physically challenged college student, Gadadhar Sahu, sought financial assistance to purchase a motorised tricycle, Naveen sanctioned `60,000 from CM’s relief fund.
Similarly, Naveen came across a nine-year-old ailing girl, Barsa Behera, and enquired about her.
After he came to know that she was suffering from cancer, but was unable to go for treatment due to lack of money, Naveen directed Ganjam Collector Krishnan Kumar to ensure her treatment from CM’s relief fund.