ROURKELA:The two-day youth training camp of the Biju Yuva Janata Dal (BYJD) was inaugurated by former minister and party MLA Mangala Kisan here on Saturday.
More than a dozen ministers and 50 party MLAs attended the inauguration of the training camp presided by Minister of State for Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare and BYJD president Sanjay Dasburma.
The state executive of the BYJD which met here on Friday evening adopted four resolutions highlighting Central neglect of Odisha. A torch rally was taken out from Vedvyas which culminated at the venue at Basanti Colony.
Dasburma told mediapersons here on Friday that despite being rich in mineral deposits, human resources and having above 420 km coastline, Odisha continues to be neglected by subsequent Central Governments. He reiterated BJD's commitment to fight against injustice of the Centre.
He said the State Government will protest against the Central ordinance on mines as Odisha would suffer revenue loss of Rs 30,000 crore for not being able to auction mines. The BYJD also resolved to intensify fight to ensure adequate railway infrastructure development in Odisha. Ministers, Pranab Prakash Das and Arun Sahu also apprised about the political, economic, social and organisational resolutions passed in the state executive meet.
The other resolutions were to work for social empowerment and economic upliftment of SCs/STs, minorities and other backward sections and further strengthen the party organisation by involving youth force. Dasburma also informed that 1,000 BYJD volunteers would be deployed during the Nabakalebara festival.
Meanwhile, speakers at the training programme focused on Centre's neglect, achievements of Naveen Patnaik Government, its commitment for State's economic growth and role of BYJD in overall development of the State.
Heads of various corporations, BYJD office-bearers from 32 organisational districts and about 2,500 new BYJD members attended.