Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today assured the Christian community in the State that he and his government are committed to ensuring fairness and justice to all, irrespective of caste, creed or religion.
The CM said this while participating in the Christmas celebrations at Satya Nagar Church here.
“I want to assure you this evening and the community at large, that I and my government are committed to ensuring fairness and justice to all, irrespective of caste, creed or religion,” Patnaik told the media.
Describing Christmas as a season of love, of joy and peace, of a strong sense of brotherhood for all mankind, Patnaik said the advent of Lord Jesus Christ to this world brought to the value of forgiveness, compassion and fellow-feeling.These are the values that I and my government have always cherished and worked for.
He further said: “Christmas is a time when we relive our commitment to the state of Odisha and its people, to building a peaceful state where the divisive forces cannot work and separate our hearts.”
“Our hearts are one, as a state, as one people,” Patnaik said while expressing gratitude to Christian community for its service to the state especially in areas of education and health.
Naveen also took to Twitter to share the news with his followers:
Delighted to join the Christian community at Satya Nagar Church for Christmas celebration. Extended my warm greetings to all for the festive season of Christmas and wished them Happy New Year 2018. pic.twitter.com/SEzFSvxVwU
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) December 23, 2017