Pledge to continue to believe in the idea of India: Niranjan

Bhubaneswar: Former
Minister and senior Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik on Saturday greeted people
of Odisha on the 64th Republic Day and urged every citizen of the state to
contribute in the Herculean task of nation building.

“Every year, we celebrate this Day with great fervor and
relive history. We also pay our tribute to the makers of a modern and vibrant India,”
Patnaik said in a Press statement.
“I am proud to be a committed member of Congress Party which
was the driving principle behind this ideal of a Republic and gave shape to
this in the form of a Constitution which is backbone of Indian democracy,” he
Congress party has been at the fulcrum of pushing the
country out of hunger and poverty and has worked relentlessly for the cause of
the poor and deprived. In Odisha we have a history of working for the
betterment of the people and the state was witness to large number of welfare
programme. Congress party laid the foundation of the modern Odisha, which has
seen massive decline in recent times under the incumbent government.
“We live in turbulent times and in a chaos-like moment which
has seen unprecedented decline in political and cultural values and discourse.
Occasions like Republic Day give us the reason to believe in ourselves and the
institution of democracy. It gives us reason to feel proud of our national
identities. Let’s pledge to continue to believe in the idea of India
and continue our bit towards making her more dynamic and vibrant every day,” Patnaik

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