Bhubaneswar, October 16: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today turned 75. One of the longest surviving chief ministers, he connected with the people directly through his new pro-people measures. He has not only gained popularity, has also earned accolade from the external agencies like World Health Organisation (WHO) for effectively addressing the Covid-19 pandemic.
To overcome the anti-incumbency factor and win the confidence of the people for the next term, the septuagenarian leader enunciated 5-T mantra during his fifth term in office that began last year. The 5Ts aim at achieving progress through Transparency, Teamwork, Technology, Time and Transformation.
For the successful governance, Naveen focussed on the 5-T mantra and entrusted the monitoring and implementation of the welfare schemes to his most trusted aide VK Pandian.
Meanwhile, NITI Aayog of Government of India has praised the 5-T initiative of the Odisha government.
The popular leader launched “Mo Sarkar” scheme which aimed at reaching general public with the objective of receiving feedback on the performance of his government at the grass root level. To begin with, Mo Sarkar scheme started in health and home departments. Chief Minister himself called people randomly to collect their feedbacks and to follow up, the 5 T Secretary and other top officials visited various offices across the state. The scheme was gradually extended to other departments and now almost all the departments serving the people have been covered.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was pioneer in initiating measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. Significantly, Odisha is lowest in terms of Covid positive and death rate.
Recently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has praised Odisha government for its performance in Covid management.
Earlier, Naveen Patnaik government had earned appreciation of the United Nations for its success in disaster management.