Bhawanipatna, Jan 12: As per the direction of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, 5T and Nabin Odisha Chairman VK Pandian visited Kalahandi and Sambalpur district on Friday.
He reviewed the progress of various developmental works in the districts and interacted with students and general public.
Pandian participated in the Nua-O Program, organised at the Manikeswari University Ground and interacted with students of all colleges of the Kalahandi districts. 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 academics.
Citing examples of prominent persons from the district Pandian emphasized the students to work hard with self-confidence to achieve success in life.
In Kalahandi, Pandian reviewed the progress of construction 650 Bedded Teaching Hospital, 100 Bedded New Hospital Building at DHH and Cancer Care Centre at Saheed Rendo Majhi Medical College & Hospital, Bhawanipatna at a cost of Rs 275 Cr. He instructed concerned officials to complete projects within the timeline.
Apart from it, Pandian reviewed the progress of development of Maa Lankeshwari Temple; Belkhandi Temple; Manikeswari Temple and Jagannath Temple in Th.Rampur; Maa Bhandagharani Temple in Dharamgarh; Budharaja Temple in Ampani at a cost of Rs. 8.75 Crs.
He also informed that at least eight 120 seated ST & SC hostels have been sanctioned for various higher secondary schools & degree colleges of Kalahandi District at a cost of Rs. 24 crore which are under progress.
Similarly during his visit to the Sambalpur district , Pandian reviewed the progress of improvement and restoration of Sason main canal, Maa Ghanteswari Temple at Chiplima, Historical Leaning Temple of Huma and tourism Infrastructure Development at Veer Surendra Sai Smrutipitha, Khinda at a cost of Rs. 86 crore.
Meanwhile, Pandian addressed grievances of people at Krishna Nagar Ground in Bhawanipatna, Bareipali Field in Sambalpur and Kilasama Stadium in Rengali and assured them early redressal.