Jajpur,28/12/18:Odisha’s second steel city at Kalinganagar has completed twenty-six years. The then Odisha chief minister Biju Patnaik had visualized the Kalinganagar industrialization dream in 1990s and planned to set up steel hub in Jajpur district. He laid foundation stone of industrialization in Kalinganagar area under Sukinda and Danagadi blocks in 1992.
Biju Patnaik’s dream for industrialization came true and now over ten small, large and medium industries are operating in Kalinganagar area. The second edition of “Kalinganagar Mahotsav” was organized successfully with a purpose to pay tribute to visionary leader Biju Babu.
The Kalinganagar Mahotsav 2018 started at kharadi ground at Danagadi in Kalinga Nagar Industrial area on December 22 under the leaders of local MLA Pritiranjan Ghadai and it concluded on December 26. Two ministers – Prafulla Samal and Ashok Chandra Panda – graced the occasion.
While the chief guest and other dice dignitaries appreciated the initiative of local MLA for success of second ever “Kalinganagar Mahotsav,” which was mplemented in just twenty-five days, all the ears and eyes were on the address of former local MLA and finance minister Mr Prafula Ghadai on the concluding ceremony.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Ghadei said, "Kalinganagar Industrial complex or second steel city of state was the dream and vision of former chief minister Biju Patnaik 25 years ago. He was initiated the process of industrialization in 1990s and invited industry leaders, experts to make Sukinda of jajpur a steel hub. Now, Kalinganagar has created a special identity not only in India but also abroad.
Initially, he struggled and then he successfully implemented his dream. I had dreamt about Kalinganagar Mahotsav five years ago, but certain unfavourable circumstances delayed the implementation part, now I thanks to local MLA, administration, local people, displaced families and industries for successful inauguration of grand Mahotsav.
Kalinganagar Mahotsav is the real tribute to late Biju Babu.”;Local MLA Mr. Pritiranjan Ghadai told that “The aim of the Mahotasv is to create conducive environment at Kalinganagar and it will minimize the gap between industries and local people. It will provide a platform to youngsters to showcase their talents. Various cultural programs are being celebrated to entertain the people in Mahotsav.