Bhubaneswar, Jan 29: As per the direction of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Chairman 5T and Nabin Odisha, Kartik Pandian visited Sundargarh district to review the progress of various developmental works in the district and interact with students.
He participated in the Nua-O Program being organised at Sports Hostel Complex, Bhawanipur and interacted with students of all colleges of Sundargarh.
He discussed with the students on Nua-O program providing a platform for youngsters to showcase their talent and to help achieve overall personality development in addition to their academic achievements.
Pandian emphasized the students to work hard with self-confidence to achieve success in life. He said that the college transformation projects in the district will be completed by February. He motivated the students to aim high and mentioned about the achievements of some prominent personalities from Sundargarh district. He gave the example of Dr. Dilip Tirkey , President , Hockey India; Shishir Kumar Naik, IAS; Major General Ramesh Chandra Padhi; Subhadra Pradhan , former Captain of Hockey National Women’s Team who have studied from govt schools and colleges and achieved success in life.
Karthik Pandian reviewed the progress of ISS at Bhasma on river Ib at a cost of Rs 262.5 crore and ISS at Fulbari on river Sapei at a cost of Rs 123.75 crore. These were sanctioned based on petitions received from public during his visit to Sundargarh last year in March.
Pandian reviewed the progress of Mega Lift Irrigation Projects at Semina, Riughat, Khairidihi and Satara at a cost of Rs 232 crore.
He also reviewed the progress of development of other major temples such as Vedvyas temple at Rourkela, Shiv Temple at Ghoghar, Shiv temple at Belsara etc.
He reviewed the progress of Railway Over Bridge at Rajgangpur at a cost of Rs 48.11 Crs. This was pending since the last 10 years. During his last year visit to the district the people of the locality had requested to expedite the project.
He also reviewed the progress of various Mega PWS and other development projects in the district and directed the officials to ensure completion as per timelines.
Some of the major projects have been taken up after the previous visit of Pandian to Sundargarh district in March 2023, when he attended the grievance meetings and took feedback from the public.