Odisha CM promises Policy for Girls & Women soon, bats for model villages

Bhubaneswar: The 68th Independence Day was celebrated across
the State without any report of violence on Friday.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unfurled national flag at the
State level Independence Day celebration at Mahatma Gandhi Marg here.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister the Government is all set to
implement a special State policy for Girls and Women in State soon to ensure
security for the women and their occupation.
Stating that development has brought change not only in urban
areas, but also in rural pockets, Patnaik said that his Government has aimed at
creating model villages in rural Odisha.
Emphasizing on collective effort for sustainable development, the Chief Minister said
that the country and the State has achieved much in agriculture, education, health sectors and other sectors post Independence era.
“The State Government is taking all possible efforts to create more employment opportunity for the
educated youths while State Youth Policy is already being implemented,” said
Patnaik adding that the Government is also giving special focus for the development
of SC and ST, minorities and backward classes.
Security was tightened in view of observance of Independence
As many as 22 platoons of police personnel were deployed to
maintain law and order and control traffic in Bhubaneswar. Commissionerate
police for twin city also deployed police personnel in civil dress to thwart
attempts of sabotage.
The Chief Minister also took salute from school and college
students who performed spectacular parade.

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