Happy Birthday to Naveen Patnaik – BJD supremo and Chief Minister of Odisha on his 75th birthday today. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will not celebrate his birthday in view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.
Announcing this, Patnaik said people of all walks of life is going through a crisis caused by the deadly Coronavirus for the last eight months. He requested his well-wishers not to visit Naveen Nivas tomorrow to wish him and help the needy instead. He also requested the people to donate blood and plasma on the day.
The Chief Minister’s Office has issued a directive asking ministers, MLAs, bureaucrats and party members not to throng Naveen Niwas to wish the CM.
It may be mentioned here that Patnaik had also not celebrated his birthday in 2013, 2014, 2018 and 2019 for cyclones Phailin, Hudhud, Titli and Fani, respectively, that had left thousands of people homeless and killed more than 20 persons in the State.
The CM requested his well-wishers to help the orphan kids and disabled persons instead of visiting his residence to wish him. He also expressed his happiness for the blood donation programme scheduled to be held all over the state on his birthday.