Bhubaneswar: BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated party’s “Jan Sampark Padayatra”, at the Kargil Road under the Ekamra constituency here on the occasion of the Gandhi Jayanti on Wednesday.
The Padayatra will continue till Jaya Prakash Narayan birthday on October 11. The programme is undertaken by the ruling party every year during this period.
Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister had garlanded the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the State Assembly premises. On the occasion, he handed over paper sheets of one lakh signatures of people, collected from different parts of the State in favour of his demand of adding “Ahimsa” to the Preamble of the Constitution, to noted freedom fighter and former MP Bhabani Shankar Patnaik and requested him hand over the same to the President of India.