Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to attend preparatory meeting to mark 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Bhubaneswar, Orissa. For Archive. Date:24/12/2010. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is at a function in Bhubaneswar. Photo: Ashoke Chakrabarty

New Delhi: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik reaches New Delhi to attend preparatory meeting for planning celebrations to mark 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He says no meetings planned with any Union ministers yet, but planning to meet a few of them.

The Chief Minister will attend the preparatory meeting at Rashtrapati Bhavan tomorrow. President Ram Nath Kovind is scheduled to chair the meeting where several Union Ministers and Chief Ministers are slated to be present.

“The 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation will be celebrated in 2019. We shall use the preceding year i.e. is 2018, to rededicate ourselves, through our actions, to the ideals that the Mahatma Gandhi taught and lived by. We also aim to bring the Mahatma’s message alive for the generations across the world that have not the privilege of living during his lifetime,” Modi wrote in a letter to chief ministers.

The PM, while stating that the first meeting has been scheduled for May 2, expressed hope of a vibrant exchange of ideas on the year long programme.