The Chief Security Officer instructs the district authorities, urban bodies to remove encroachments from the roads in the name of Mahatma Gandhi.

Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Asit Kumar Tripathi today directed the officials of all districts and urban bodies to ensure the removal of encroachment from roads in the name of Mahatma Gandhi and to maintain its cleanliness level.
The Chief Secretary gave this instruction in the conference hall of the Public Service Conference here under the chairmanship of the state level administrative committee. Odisha’s Culture Minister Manoranjan Panigrahi was also present in the meeting to complete the work done to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Reviewing the progress of the works, the Chief Secretary said: “Bapuji’s lifestyle and social structure is very easy and effective. Gandhian ideology is a collection of appropriate guidance. ”Tripathi instructed to publish this ideology in a book for today and generations to come. It has also been decided to publish the book with a picture of Gandhiji’s visit to Odisha.
Gandhiji had visited Odisha as many as eight times and spent about 79 days at several places, apprised Development Commissioner. He advised to include the photographs of Gandhiji’s tour in Odisha and public meetings in the book.
Director of Culture and Language, Literature Director, Bijay Nayak apprised that the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhiji, which was launched in Odisha in 2018 will continue till October 2, 2020. As decided earlier, three publications have been released by the Odisha Sahitya Academy- “Odishare Gandhi o Gandhi Carcha”, “Gandhi Katha O Kahani” and Kabi Manasare Gandhi”.
Main roads at different Sadars have been named after Mahatma Gandhi. Every district has been provided 2 lakhs each to observe the Saheed Diwas and days related to Gandhiji. Besides, the experiences of Gandhian Leaders have been stored in audio-visual format. This apart, various organisations related to Gandhian ideology have been sanctioned Rs 19,15,000 to create awareness on Mahatma Gandhi. Moreover, tree plantations have been carrried out at 150 places as a tribute to Gandhiji, it was learned.

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