Puri: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas, Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Offered prayers & sought blessings of Mahaprabhu Jagannath at Temple City Puri on Tuesday. Minister Pradhan offered prayer Shree Jagannath temple after his elevation to the Cabinet rank in the Union Government.
Pradhan said he also sought the blessings of Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati by visiting the Gobardhan Pith.
The Modi Government had begun work for employment of youths, self-employment and to live with dignity three years back. The Prime Minister has given him responsibility of the Skill Development Ministry and he has come to surrender himself before the Lord. Without Lord Jagannath’s grace, it would be impossible to shoulder such a huge responsibility successfully, Pradhan said.