Bhubaneswar: Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal has decided not to hold the ‘At Home’ celebration on the occasion of Independence Day-2019 expressing solidarity with people affected by Cyclone Fani in the State.
Cyclone Fani that made landfall in Puri at a wind speed of about 200 kmph on May 3, has devastated as many as 20,367 villages in 14 coastal districts of Odisha. Besides, the cyclone affected 1.6 crore people and damaged 1.88 lakh hectares of agricultural land.
While a total of 5,56,761 houses have either been fully or severely or partially damaged in the cyclone at least 64 people lost their lives due to the disaster.
On the occasion of Independence Day and the Republic Day, the Governor hosts ‘At Home’ parties at the Raj Bhavan.