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Arup Patnaik gets Biju Yuva Vahini charge

Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik, who joined BJD recently, has been appointed executive chairman of State Youth Welfare Board. Patnaik has been given the rank and status of a Minister of State.

Published: 09th May 2018 03:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th May 2018 06:26 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR:Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik, who joined BJD recently, has been appointed executive chairman of State Youth Welfare Board. Patnaik has been given the rank and status of a Minister of State.

Patnaik’s appointment has been announced by the Chief Minister in a tweet. He will look after Biju Yuva Vahini programme of the State Government.

The State Cabinet on March 14 had approved the launch of Biju Yuva Vahini under Biju Shashtrikaran Yojana with an objective to nurture leadership and volunteerism, promote sports and sportsmanship and healthy living among youth.

The Government has planned to recruit youths for 8,000 units of Biju Yuva Vahini in 6,800 gram panchayats and 120 urban local bodies to channelise their energy towards nation building. People in the age group of 15 to 35 years are being taken in as Biju Yuva Vahini members, one-third of which will be women.



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  • Sunaj Kumar sahu

    Best attempt
    3 years ago reply
  • Sunaj Kumar sahu

    Very good decisn......
    3 years ago reply
  • deep

    can a state govt with taxpayers money develop a political youth wing? is this biju yuva bahini a Orissa Govt organisation/ orissa govt sponsored BJD youth wing . Govt should clarify. what is the selection mode of membership?and what is their eligibility, qualification etc.why other political parties are silent on this , where the govt is using common taxpayers money for political millage, can the amount spend will be audited by CAG ?
    3 years ago reply
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