BDA Celebrates 36th Foundation Day Without Glitter

Bhubaneswar, September 1: Making it low-key affair, the 36th Foundation Day of Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) was celebrated today with a simple function at BDA office, with the release of its annual report, 2018 and prizes for children of BDA employees, who scored high in Class X exam.

Starting the note, Tourism and Odia Language, Literature and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda chaired the meeting attended by BMC Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena, MP Prof. Prasanna Patsani, MLA Bhubaneswar (Central) Bijay Kumar Mohanty and Bhubaneswar (North) Priyadarshi Mishra, Vice-Chairman Dr. Krishan Kumar and senior officials of BDA.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister called for commitment to excel as a city with several elements i.e. heritage, culture, infrastructure and Smart liveability. He also promised that the Tourism Department will be ready forever to extend its support to BDA in order to make the city world class tourism and sports facility as it is a modern capital with priceless monuments dating from 2nd Century BC to 15th/16th Century AD.

He also unveiled the BDA Annual Report 2018, which has chronicled the performance of 16 different branches of the authority and Bhubaneswar Urban Knowledge Centre (BUKC), as the latter works in catalysing research and planning for innovative projects under the Smart City Proposal.

The Minister felicitated six children (five girls and one boy) of BDA employees, who have secured more than 90 percent of marks in their Class X examination. The awardees include Ashrita Das, Samata Soumya Darshini, Manish Kumar Das, Tvisa Punyatoya, Swarnamayee Behera and Monalika Mohanty.

Local MP Dr. Prasanna Patsani citing the example of Kerala flood fury, said that the Keralites had already paid the price for violating the eco-sensitive zones. “We must learn from these mistakes and refrain from encroaching from the course of the natural drainage channels so that there would be less urban flooding and water-logging,’’ he observed.

Requesting media for constructive criticism the senior politician said “let media also work in educating people in this regard so that we can build a beautiful city sans urban flooding.’’

Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena said “despite criticism from some quarters we have to work hard in making the city free from urban flooding and water-logging as we need rigorous enforcement activities to have a beautiful international standard sporting venue before the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup-2018.’’

Congratulating the dedicated workforce of BMC-BDA, the Mayor hoped that with good work and dedication the team would certainly fulfil the aspirations of the citizens.

MLA Bhubaneswar (Central) Bijay Kumar Mohanty narrated how from the days of Bhubaneswar Regional Improvement Trust (BRIT) the authority had come a long way and BDA now has become a central body making a better city with quality facilities.

MLA Bhubaneswar (North) Priyadarshi Mishra described the various sides of the Temple City like Heritage, IT, Education, Sports and currently Smart City elements in making it a world class urban centre.

Vice-Chairman BDA remembering the recent urban flooding situation said that the low-key celebration was to go with the mood of the city’s difficult days and hoped that within three months time the State Capital will again revive itself to a transformed sports facility of international standard to host World Cup Hockey.

While BDA Secretary Bhabani Shankar Chayani coordinated the entire meeting, Senior Administrative Officer Madhumita Rath gave vote of thanks.


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